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The Rise And Fall Of Modern Medicine



This was first published to considerable acclaim in 1999. It neatly divided modern medical achievements into “12 definitive moments”: from the discoveries of penicillin and cortisone through to the birth of intensive care, hip replacements and test-tube babies. Central to its historical narrative is Le Fanu’s argument that the most significant modern medical advances are clustered between the post-war period and the 1970s, a time when innovations in our understanding of disease, surgical…

The Rise And Fall Of Modern Medicine

Pub Date : 2012-11-06 | Author : James Le Fanu M.D. | Publisher : Basic Books

ISBN 10 : 9780465058891
ISBN 13 : 0465058892

The medical achievements of the post-war years rank as one of the supreme epochs of human endeavour. Advances in surgical technique, new ideas about the nature of disease and huge ..

The Rise And Fall Of Modern Medicine

Pub Date : 2011-11-03 | Author : James Le Fanu | Publisher : Hachette UK

ISBN 10 : 9780748131433
ISBN 13 : 0748131434

The medical achievements of the post-war years rank as one of the supreme epochs of human endeavour. Advances in surgical technique, new ideas about the nature of disease and huge ..

Why Us

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : James Le Fanu | Publisher : Vintage Books USA

ISBN 10 : 9781400030545
ISBN 13 : 1400030544

Describes how in the recent past science has come face-to-face with two seemingly unanswerable questions concerning the nature of genetic inheritance and the workings of the brain-..

American Madness

Pub Date : 2011-10-24 | Author : Richard Noll | Publisher : Harvard University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780674062658
ISBN 13 : 0674062655

In 1895 not a single case of dementia praecox was reported in the United States. By 1912 tens of thousands of people with this diagnosis were locked up in asylums, hospitals, and j..

Manhood

Pub Date : 2010-01-30 | Author : Mels van Driel | Publisher : Reaktion Books

ISBN 10 : 9781861897084
ISBN 13 : 1861897081

In Manhood, experienced urologist and sexologist Mels van Driel offers an unprecedented history of the penis—with answers to everything you wanted to know, and even some question..

The Rise And Fall Of Modern American Conservatism

Pub Date : 2012-08-26 | Author : David Farber | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781400834297
ISBN 13 : 1400834295

The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism tells the gripping story of perhaps the most significant political force of our time through the lives and careers of six leading ..

The Rise And Fall Of The Biopsychosocial Model

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi | Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN 10 : 9780801893902
ISBN 13 : 0801893909

Developed in the twentieth century as an outgrowth of psychosomatic medicine, the biopsychosocial model is seen as an antidote to the constraints of the medical model of psychiatry..

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