The Turbulent Life of a Medical Pioneer
In 1847 James Young Simpson challenged medical orthodoxy by demonstrating that a woman could be safely anaesthetized during a difficult childbirth. His subsequent discovery of chloroform revolutionized surgical practice, making it the standard general anaesthetic of the time. Against the vivid backdrop of the Edinburgh of Burke and Hare, this absorbing biography recounts the dramatic story of the young Scottish physician who took on the medical establishment, enduring calumny and threats to become personal physician to Queen Victoria.
Thomas Glass MD
Physician of Georgian Exeter
Born in Devon, Thomas Glass (1709-1786) trained in Leyden and moved to Exeter in 1740, then devoted the rest of his life to his work as a physician and to the people of Exeter. This biography provides a portrait of Glass as one of the pioneering doctors of his day.
The Story of Surgery
An Historical Commentary
Although first published over 50 years ago, Richardson's 'broad outline of the evolution of modern surgery' remains an absorbing account of great surgeons and surgical breakthroughs, written for both professional and general readers. The book covers all the major types of surgery and ranges in date from the discovery of anaesthesia to the first heart transplants, on the verge of modern practice. This new edition includes a great deal of new material, and a much expanded bibliography. Slightly off-mint.
An Introduction to the Analysis of Structured Data in Applications
Marlos AG Viana’s text combines notions of algebra and statistics and develops a systematic methodology to better explore many different data-analytic applications of symmetry. Cambridge Series in Statistical and Probabilistic Mathematics.