A History of Neurosurgery: In its Scientific and Professional Contexts

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A History of Neurosurgery is the first thorough book on the history of neurosurgery published since 1951. The book is organized around a specific historiographic framework that traces the advancement of the specialty. Included are chapters on ancient trepanation, Macewen's first use of the combined technologies of anesthesia, antisepsis and cortical localization in 1879 to plan and perform craniotomies, the emergence of Harvey Cushing's leadership, the evolution of modern neurosurgical techniques and technology and much more.

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"The editor has shown great skill and care in selecting the contributors...all of the chapters are of high quality...as complete as it could be...extensively researched and well-written...an enormous pleasure to read." --Journal of Neurosurgery

"A comprehensive, multiauthored collection of essays...fills in the details of the key cultural and scientific events...a discussion of the 'philosophical currents' in the history of neurosurgery is a delightful surprise...a well-written treatise..." --Journal of the American Medical Association

"Provides useful knowledge and insight into how neurosurgery came to be where it is today...excellent for those entering the field...an informative, enjoyable, and easy-to-read series of essays, and a substantial contribution to the recorded story of how we got to be where we are." --Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

"A very thorough account of the historical development of the specialty...gives the reader a feel for the intellectual milieu in which these developments took place...interesting and well-written...many neurosurgeons will wish to have their own personal copy..." --Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry

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Greenblatt, Samuel H (Editor), and Dagi, T Forcht (Editor), and Epstein, Mel H (Editor)
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Book Description American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1997. Hard cover. Paper over boards. 625 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white, Tables, black & white, Figures. Audience: General/trade. Very good. Signed by author. Signed and inscribed by Greenblatt on ffep, else unmarked. Light marks on textblock edges. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.0008138

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