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Famous Operations

Famous Operations This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Professor Harold Ellis (Westminster Medical School, London) has provided an informative and delightful description of 16 famous operations. He chose five because they were major breakthroughs in surgical service, four because they were innovations in technique, and seven because although they were standard operations, they were performed on famous persons. Written with the low-key incisive wit characteristic of this warm humanist, each is a short essay that not only describes the operative procedure, but provides a glimpse of the state of the art and history of the times. Each chapter is short enough to be consumed as a morsel of informative bedside reading. There is nothing stuffy, dry, or pedantic in these pithy essays—neither is their author, whose wry comments enlighten almost every page. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Famous Operations

Archives of Surgery , Volume 119 (8) – Aug 1, 1984

Famous Operations

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Professor Harold Ellis (Westminster Medical School, London) has provided an informative and delightful description of 16 famous operations. He chose five because they were major breakthroughs in surgical service, four because they were innovations in technique, and seven because although they were standard operations, they were performed on famous...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1984 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1984.01390200095031
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Professor Harold Ellis (Westminster Medical School, London) has provided an informative and delightful description of 16 famous operations. He chose five because they were major breakthroughs in surgical service, four because they were innovations in technique, and seven because although they were standard operations, they were performed on famous persons. Written with the low-key incisive wit characteristic of this warm humanist, each is a short essay that not only describes the operative procedure, but provides a glimpse of the state of the art and history of the times. Each chapter is short enough to be consumed as a morsel of informative bedside reading. There is nothing stuffy, dry, or pedantic in these pithy essays—neither is their author, whose wry comments enlighten almost every page.

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1984

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