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History of the Pancreas: Mysteries of a Hidden Organ

John M. Howard

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ISBN 10: 0306467429 / ISBN 13: 9780306467424
Published by Springer, 2002
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Title: History of the Pancreas: Mysteries of a ...

Publisher: Springer

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Edition: 2002.

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Never before has a comprehensive history of the pancreas like History of the Pancreas been published. It not only is a historical review of the science of medicine, it is liberally interspersed with anecdotal vignettes of the researchers who have worked on this organ. Much of it, such as the discovery of the duct of Wirsüng, of the islets of Langerhans, of insulin, gastrin and their tumors, reads like the adverture, which it is.

This book, divided into 14 chapters, is written in a narrative style and is easily readable, as glimpses of the investigators, those who failed as well as those who succeeded, adds both perspective and human interest. Each chapter is completely referenced, totaling over 1500 references.

As a reference book for students, teachers, investigators, writers, its detailed hjistorical documentation is unique. From the pre-Christian era of Asia Minor, to Greece, Rome, Europe and America, to the explosive progress in Japan, the history is there. History of the Pancreas: Mysteries of a Hidden Organ fills a gap.

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Dr. John M. Howard, an internationally honored student of pancreatic diseases and a pioneer pancreatic surgeon, is the author or co-author of over 400 scientific reports and 12 books, including the renowned "Surgical Diseases of the Pancreas", now in its third edition. He is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, USA.

Dr. Walter Hess, a master surgeon with an internationally based clinical practice in Zurich, grew up in Switzerland. There he learned not only the ancient languages of Greek and Latin but the modern ones of English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Co-author of the magnificent 4 volume English-language series entitled Textbook of Bilio-Pancreatic Diseases and its editions in German, Italian and French, Dr. Hess has been honored as Visiting Professor and recipient of numerous awards throughout the world. He is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

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