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Doctors The Illustrated History of Medical Pioneers

ISBN-10: 1579127789
ISBN-13: 9781579127787
Edition: 2008
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Description: Sherwin Nuland tells the extraordinary story of the development of modern medicine through compelling studies of great medical innovators and pioneers.

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/8/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.576

Sherwin Nuland tells the extraordinary story of the development of modern medicine through compelling studies of great medical innovators and pioneers.

Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland was born Shepsel Ber Nudelman on December 8, 1930 in the Bronx, New York. He received a bachelor's degree from New York University in 1951 and a medical degree from Yale University in 1955. He decided to specialize in surgery and in 1958, became the chief surgical resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital. From 1962 to 1991, he was a clinical professor of surgery at Yale University, where he also taught bioethics and medical history. Before retiring to write full-time, he was a surgeon at Yale-New Haven Hospital from 1962 to 1992. His books include Doctors: The Biography of Medicine, The Wisdom of the Body, The Doctors' Plague, The Uncertain Art, and the memoir Lost in America. His book, How We Die, won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 1994. He was also a contributing editor to The American Scholar and The New Republic. He died of prostate cancer on March 3, 2014 at the age of 83.

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