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History of Endocrine Surgery

ISBN-10: 0275925862

ISBN-13: 9780275925864

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard B. Welbourn, Stanley R. Friesen, Ivan D. A. Johnston, Ronald A. Sellwood

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Richard B. Welbourn, a retired endocrine surgeon who has written two books on the subject, has compiled the definitive history of the new and advancing discipline of endocrine surgery. The book traces the history of endocrine surgery from its origins to the 1980s, detailing the stories behind the surgery of each gland. A valuable biographical index containing basic information as well as the ideas and achievements of great names in the field will prove an invaluable resource. Topics include: Evolution of Endocrine Surgery; The Pituitary; The Thyroid; Thyroid Cancer; The Adrenal Glands; The Parathyroid Glands; The Endocrine Gut and Pancreas; Islet Cell Transplantation; Multiple Endocrine Adenopathy and Paraendocrine Syndromes; Cancer of the Breast and Prostate; Essential and Renal Hypertension; Surgical Stress. The book also includes more than 80 photos and diagrams. A chronological table shows the main events described in the text in their temporal context via milestones in general medicine, surgery and science, and selected major events in political and social history.
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Book details

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 8/28/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 410
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Foreword
P reface
E volution of Endocrine Surgery
T he Thyroid
T he Pituitary
T he Adrenal Glands
T he Parathyroid Glands
T he Endocrine Gut and Pancreas
M ultiple Endocrine Adenopathy and Paraendocrine Syndromes
V arious Topics
C ancer of the Breast and Prostate
E ssential and Renal Hypertension
S urgical Stress
A ppendix
B iographical
Index
S ubject Index