The History of Endocrine Surgery

Hardcover | August 1, 1990

byR. B. Welbourn, Richard B. Welbourn, Stanley R. Friesen

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Richard B. Welbourn, a retired endocrine surgeon who has written two books on the subject, has compiled the definitive history of the new and advancing discipline of endocrine surgery. The book traces the history of endocrine surgery from its origins to the 1980s, detailing the stories behind the surgery of each gland. A valuable biographical index containing basic information as well as the ideas and achievements of great names in the field will prove an invaluable resource. Topics include: Evolution of Endocrine Surgery; The Pituitary; The Thyroid; Thyroid Cancer; The Adrenal Glands; The Parathyroid Glands; The Endocrine Gut and Pancreas; Islet Cell Transplantation; Multiple Endocrine Adenopathy and Paraendocrine Syndromes; Cancer of the Breast and Prostate; Essential and Renal Hypertension; Surgical Stress. The book also includes more than 80 photos and diagrams. A chronological table shows the main events described in the text in their temporal context via milestones in general medicine, surgery and science, and selected major events in political and social history.

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Richard B. Welbourn, a retired endocrine surgeon who has written two books on the subject, has compiled the definitive history of the new and advancing discipline of endocrine surgery. The book traces the history of endocrine surgery from its origins to the 1980s, detailing the stories behind the surgery of each gland. A valuable biogr...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:410 pages, 9.5 × 6.1 × 1.04 inPublished:August 1, 1990Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275925862

ISBN - 13:9780275925864

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?This book by Richard B. Welbourn, one of the world's most distinguished endocrine surgeons, will not disappoint those who were aware of its preparations and were eagerly awaiting its publication. . . . The author . . . quotes Billroth in his preface who said, 'Only the man who is familiar with the art and science of the past is competent to aid in its progress in the future.' This book was conceived with that purpose for all of those with interest in endocrinology and surgery of the endocrine glands, and details this fascinating story from its origins until about 1980. . . . This is a book that all physicians would enjoy and profit from reading. It is must reading for surgeons with an interest in endocrinology and the same could equally apply to endocrinologists.?-Annals of Surgery