Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine Revised Edition

ISBN-10: 0465058957

ISBN-13: 9780465058952

Edition: N/A

Authors: James Le Fanu

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List price: $22.99
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 11/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Preface to the Revised Edition
Introduction
A Lengthy Prologue: Twelve Definitive Moments
1941: Penicillin
1949: Cortisone
1950: Streptomycin, Smoking and Sir Austin Bradford Hill
1952: Chlorpromazine and the Revolution in Psychiatry
1952: The Copenhagen Polio Epidemic and the Birth of Intensive Care
1955: Open-Heart Surgery - The Last Frontier
1961: New Hips for Old
1963: Transplanting Kidneys
1964: The Triumph of Prevention - The Case of Strokes
1971: Curing Childhood Cancer
1978: The First 'Test-Tube' Baby
1984: Helicobacter - The Cause of Peptic Ulcer
The Rise
Medicine's Big Bang
Clinical Science: A New Ideology for Medicine
A Cornucopia of New Drugs
Technology's Triumphs
The Mysteries of Biology
The End of the Age of Optimism
The Revolution Falters
The Dearth of New Drugs
Technology's Failings
The Clinical Scientist as an Endangered Species
The Fall
The Brave New World of The New Genetics
The Beginning
Genetic Engineering
The New Eugenics
Gene Therapy
The End
Seduced by The Social Theory
The Beginning
The Rise and Fall of Heart Disease
Beyond Tobacco: Sir Richard Doll and the 'Causes' of Cancer
Environmental Alarums
The End
The Unsolved Problem: The Mysteries of Biology Revisited
The Rise and Fall: Causes and Consequences
Learning from the Past
Looking to the Future
Epilogue to the Revised Edition
Epilogue
Introduction: Ten Years On
Doing More
The New Genetics Triumphant - or Not
Big Pharma Rules
The Next Ten Years
Rheumatology
The Pharmacological Revolution in Psychiatry
References
Index
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