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Children's surgery : a worldwide history /
John G. Raffensperger ; with contributing specialists.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2012.
description
viii, 339 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0786468254 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786468256 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2012.
isbn
0786468254 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786468256 (softcover : alk. paper)
abstract
"These essays document the origins of children's surgery, chronicle the history of children's surgery into modern times, and explore the treatment of the most common visceral birth defects. With contributing authors offering perspectives from a variety of cultures, this extraordinary collection will interest not only medical professionals, but also historians and others in the child care field."--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8756442
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-334) and index.
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"These essays document the origins of children's surgery, chronicle the history of children's surgery into modern times, and explore the treatment of the most common visceral birth defects. With contributing authors offering perspectives from a variety of cultures, this extraordinary collection will interest not only medical professionals, but also historians and others in the child care field."--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
The history of medicine and surgery is well documented, but this volume offers the first specific exploration of the treatment of and attitudes towards children with injuries and birth defects through the ages. Popular thought holds that children in ancient times with birth defects faced a short life of abandonment or neglect. Examination of written records from ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and Islam, however, shows that physicians and surgeons have attempted to find remedies to cure ailing youths from the beginning of recorded medical history. These essays document the origins of children's surgery, chronicle the history of children's surgery into modern times, and explore the treatment of the most common visceral birth defects. With contributing authors offering perspectives from a variety of cultures, this extraordinary collection will interest not only medical professionals, but also historians and others in the child care field.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. 1
In the Beginning
Aboriginal Surgeryp. 5
Egyptian Papyri and Ritual Surgeryp. 11
Biblical and Talmudic Accounts of Pediatric Conditions, Malformations and Diseasesp. 15
Pediatric Surgery in Ancient Indiap. 20
Traditional Chinese Medicinep. 25
The Ancient Greeks and Hippocratesp. 29
The Alexandrians and Galenp. 37
From Galen to the Crusadesp. 45
Byzantium to Baghdadp. 48
Salerno and the Universitiesp. 56
The Anatomistsp. 64
Ambroise Parép. 68
Some New Birth Defectsp. 72
Return to Paduap. 79
The Eighteenth Centuryp. 84
The Nineteenth Centuryp. 93
Pediatric Surgery in the Age of Listerp. 103
Prelude to the Twentieth Centuryp. 110
Children's Surgery Comes of Agep. 113
Specific Conditions and Treatments
Robert E. Gross (1905-1988) and Patent Ductus Arteriosusp. 130
Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosisp. 140
Ano-Rectal Anomaliesp. 148
Clubfoot Through the Agesp. 160
Appendicitisp. 167
Necrotizing Enterocolitisp. 172
Esophageal Atresia and Tracheo-Esophageal Fistulap. 176
Wilms1 Tumorp. 192
History of Intussusceptionp. 200
A Historical Review of Hirschsprung's Diseasep. 206
Abdominal Wall Defectsp. 217
Diaphragmatic Herniap. 234
Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifidap. 244
Abdominal Traumap. 253
Inguinal Herniap. 259
Atresias of the Jejunum, Ileum and Colonp. 264
Malrotationp. 272
Coarctation of the Thoracic Aortap. 278
Chapter Notesp. 285
Bibliographyp. 311
About the Contributorsp. 335
Indexp. 337
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