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Caring for the Heart: Mayo Clinic and the Rise of Specialization

Caring for the Heart: Mayo Clinic and the Rise of Specialization Book Revie ws 243 Caring for the Heart: Mayo Clinic and the Rise of Specialization By W. Bruce Fye (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015) (704 pages; $39.95 hardcover) Using a series of stories that weave the history of cardiology with that of the celebrated Mayo Clinic and the development of medical and surgical specialty practice, author Bruce Fye appeals to a wide audience in this extraordinary, meticulously researched book. Engaging the reader with a fast-paced, fascinat - ing narrative illustrated with medical cases from as early as the 1890s, Fye provides a comprehensive yet highly readable description of how Mayo Clinic physicians navigated scientific and technological innovations as they emerged in the field of cardiology over the course of a century. Beginning with the inception of Dr. William Worrall Mayo’s medical practice in Rochester, Minnesota, and tracing the growth of “The Clinic in the Cornfields” (p. 22) and its specialty of cardiology through the 20th century, Fye explores “how and why new technologies and procedures encouraged spe - cialization in cardiology” while at the same time acknowledging numerous other forces that “shaped heart care” during that period (p. xxi). Section I ( Chapters 1–6) covers the origins and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Caring for the Heart: Mayo Clinic and the Rise of Specialization

Nursing History Review , Volume 26 (1): 2 – Jan 1, 2018

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.26.1.243a
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Book Revie ws 243 Caring for the Heart: Mayo Clinic and the Rise of Specialization By W. Bruce Fye (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015) (704 pages; $39.95 hardcover) Using a series of stories that weave the history of cardiology with that of the celebrated Mayo Clinic and the development of medical and surgical specialty practice, author Bruce Fye appeals to a wide audience in this extraordinary, meticulously researched book. Engaging the reader with a fast-paced, fascinat - ing narrative illustrated with medical cases from as early as the 1890s, Fye provides a comprehensive yet highly readable description of how Mayo Clinic physicians navigated scientific and technological innovations as they emerged in the field of cardiology over the course of a century. Beginning with the inception of Dr. William Worrall Mayo’s medical practice in Rochester, Minnesota, and tracing the growth of “The Clinic in the Cornfields” (p. 22) and its specialty of cardiology through the 20th century, Fye explores “how and why new technologies and procedures encouraged spe - cialization in cardiology” while at the same time acknowledging numerous other forces that “shaped heart care” during that period (p. xxi). Section I ( Chapters 1–6) covers the origins and

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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