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Something in the Ether A Bicentennial History of Massachusetts General Hospital, 1811-2011

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ISBN-10: 0983098808

ISBN-13: 9780983098805

Edition: 2011

Authors: Webster Bull

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This sweeping narrative history, drawn from archival resources and over 100 personal interviews, traces the development of Massachusetts General Hospital from a hospital with only two doctors and a handful of patients to its present position as the largest civilian employer in Boston, one of the most prestigious hospitals in the world, and the largest hospital-based biomedical research institution in the United States. Today, Mass General is not merely a "quaternary care" mecca, for the treatment of patients with the rarest conditions; it is also a research powerhouse, where physician scientists search for everything from a cure for AIDS to the origins of life in the universe. In addition,…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Memoirs Unlimited
Publication date: 4/9/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

Webster Bull is a writer living in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Author's Note
Prologue: Emergency
A Gentlemen's Agreement, 1811-1845
The Family Warren
Beyond the Almshouse
The Asylum Opens
Slow Start for the General Hospital
Warren's and Jackson's Legacies
Surgery Emerges from the Dark Ages, 1846-1900
Anesthesia since Ether Day
The Controversial Dr. Bigelow
Medical Education in the Nineteenth Century
First Service in Wartime
Training Nurses
The �Cult� of Asepsis
Orthopaedics from Early Specialty to Multiple Subspecialties
A Growing Campus
McLean Moves to Belmont
Pathology from Microscope to Molecules
Dr. Bigelow Retires
Medicine Enters the Modern Era, 1901-1930
Boston in 1900
Radiology from X-ray to fMRI
Reorganizing the Staff
Phillips House and Baker Memorial
Richard C. Cabot
A Wind from the West
Cardiology from Paul Dudley White
Endocrinology and the Story of Ward 4
Means Carries the Torch
World War I
Depression and War, 1930-1945
When Surgeons Were Kingpins
Psychiatry in a General Hospital
Reorganizing and Rebuilding
The Sixth General Hospital
Volunteerism before, during, and after the War
Burns from Cocoanut Grove to SBI Boston
Research Begins Liftoff
A Postwar Surge, 1946-1960
Money Troubles
Always the Trustees
Research Funding
Pediatrics from Burnham Memorial to MGHfC
A Leader Ahead of His Time
The Human Face of the Outpatient Department
Walter Bauer and the Rise of the Physician-Scientist
Infectious Diseases from Syphilis to HIV/AIDS
Dermatology from Syphilology to Molecularly Targeted Therapies
Much Ado about Surgery, 1961-1981
A New Generation of Leadership
The Gray Building
Expanding the Definition of Community
A New Chief for Surgery
Meanwhile in Medicine
A Heart Surgeon Takes Over
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Urology since Hugh Cabot
Knowles Moves On
Sanders Takes the Helm
Transplantation Becomes a Reality
A Game-Changing Deal with Industry
Sanders Moves On
Quantum Leaps, 1982-1994
Emerging Leadership in Neurology
Buchanan the Builder
Philanthropy Turns Professional
The Campaign against Cancer
Recognizing a Need for Change
Competitors Become Partners
At Last, a Complete OB/GYN Service
Neurosurgery from Trepanning to Intraoperative Imaging
A Hospital for the Whole World, 1994-2011
Sam Thier, One of Our Own
Diversity, Women, and the Proton Beam
Triple Transition
From Nursing to Patient Care Services
Molecular Biology in a General Hospital
New Approaches to Research
Today's Leaders
A New Definition of Community
Afterword: Where Now from Here?
Index of Names
General Index