the first transplant surgeon the flawed genius of nobel prize winner alexis carrel

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The First Transplant Surgeon

Author : David Hamilton
ISBN : 9789814699396
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is a new account, of how, in the early 1900s, the French-born surgeon Alexis Carrel (1873–1944) set the groundwork for the later success in human organ transplantation, and gained America's first Nobel Prize in 1912. His other contributions were the first operations on the heart, and the first cell culture methods. He was prominent in military surgery in WW1, and in the 1930s, gained further fame when collaborating with the aviator Charles Lindbergh on an organ perfusion pump. But controversy followed his every move, including concerns over scientific misconduct, notably his claim to have obtained "immortal" heart cells, now shown to be fraudulent. In 1934, he authored a best-selling book Man, the Unknown based on his strongly-held conservative, spiritual, political and eugenic views, adding a belief in faith healing and parapsychology. He settled in Paris in WW2 under the German occupation, believing that the conditions would allow him to refashion the degenerate Western civilization. His extremist views re-emerged in the 1990s when they proved interesting to right-wing politicians, and in a bizarre twist, jihadist Islamists now laud his criticisms of the West.

How Death Becomes Life

Author : Joshua Mezrich
ISBN : 9781786498885
Genre : Medical
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Gripping and evocative, How Death Becomes Life takes us inside the operating room and presents the stark dilemmas that transplant surgeons must face daily: How much risk should a healthy person be allowed to take to save someone she loves? Should a patient suffering from alcoholism receive a healthy liver? The human story behind the most exceptional medicine of our time and it is a poignant reminder that a life lost can also offer the hope of a new beginning. Leading transplant surgeon Dr Joshua Mezrich creates life from loss, moving organs from one body to another. In this intimate, profoundly moving work, he examines more than one hundred years of remarkable medical breakthroughs, connecting this fascinating history with the stories of his own patients.

Liver Transplantation

Author : Abhinav Humar
ISBN : 9789813234697
Genre : Medical
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The field of liver transplantation has undergone tremendous change and continues to evolve at a fast pace. This book covers topics beyond standard care and discusses issues that are new and rapidly evolving in the field. These include innovative surgical methods to maximize the donor pool, non-surgical methods to expand the existing pool of additional donors, the changing face of liver rejection, and management of infections in the presence of new antivirals. This book is an interesting read for surgeons, hepatologists, and healthcare workers looking after patients who need or have had a liver transplant.

Dawn And Evolution Of Cardiac Procedures

Author : Marco Picichè
ISBN : 9788847024007
Genre : Medical
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The book provides a clear overview of the various research stages of cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology, and cardiac anesthesia. It also deals with recent advances in minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, and many other innovations introduced in this field. However, aim of this volume is not only to describe the evolution of the discipline, but also to give the occasion of revisiting old and forgotten ideas that could be used successfully also nowadays if supported by modern technologies. With contributions by renowned international experts, the volume will be a very useful tool for students, residents, cardiac surgery and anesthesia professionals, cardiologists, biomedical engineers, and researchers.

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