Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960 (Rochester Studies in Medical History) (Hardcover)

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In 1880, patients suffering from vascular disease faced amputation -- or death. By 1960, a suite of revolutionary techniques and technologies empowered surgeons to remedy aneurysms, mend damaged vessels, and treat arteries cloggedwith cholesterol, saving the lives and limbs of patients around the world.

Tracking this remarkable transformation, Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960 reveals how social, technological, institutional, and military dynamics interplay to catalyze modern surgical innovation. Author Justin Barr examines each of these phenomena through the complementary perspectives of academic historian andclinical surgeon, marshaling extensive research and incisive analysis into a broadly applicable model that helps frame, illuminate, and forecast change in surgery.

Justin Barr received his PhD in History from Yale University and his MD from the University of Virginia. He is currently in residency for general surgery at Duke University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781580469661
ISBN-10: 1580469663
Publisher: University of Rochester Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2019
Pages: 302
Language: English
Series: Rochester Studies in Medical History