A History of Limb Amputation by John Kirkup MD, MA, FRCS (auth.) PDF

By John Kirkup MD, MA, FRCS (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1846284430

ISBN-13: 9781846284434

ISBN-10: 1846285097

ISBN-13: 9781846285097

A historical past of Limb Amputation traces humanity’s lengthy event of traditional amputations as a result of congenital absence, ailment, frostbite, pollutants, family and wild animal trauma, and for non-medical purposes regarding punitive, ritual, and criminal activities, eventually resulting in the advance of optional surgical amputation.

While the evolution of surgical thoughts varieties a big bankruptcy within the ebook, many ancillary difficulties are addressed together with the regulate of hemorrhage and an infection, the method of discomfort reduction, the advance of compatible tools and kit, and the discovery of prostheses, all definitely illuminated with case histories and appropriate illustrations. furthermore, substitute methods designed to prevent amputation, more and more vital within the final centuries, are debated, and elements linked to self-amputation in extremis, now not infrequent based on press stories, also are tested. A separate bankruptcy considers the philosophy and interpretations of society, sufferers, and surgeons confronted with amputation, really earlier than anesthesia.

The e-book should be of curiosity to clinical and social historians, surgeons, and nurses project amputations, limb-fitting surgeons and prosthetists, limb brands, and amputees themselves.

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Report in News Chronicle UK, 1951. 47. Winson R. Commentary in TV programme, BBC, 2001. 48. Report by Nicholas Wapshott in London Times, May 3, 2003. Report by Pia Lupatelli in ‘Sport et Vie’, 2006;22:26. 49. Duhamel G. La Vie des Martyrs, 1914–1916. Paris: Mercure, 1917:182. 50. Spence J. Lectures on Surgery. Edinburgh: Black, 1875: figure 92. 51. Paré A. Anatomie Universelle du Corps Humain. Paris: Le Royer, 1561. ” Ackerknecht, 19671 “As for gangrene . . ” Watson-Jones, 19433 Removal of limbs or parts of limbs for ritual, punitive and legal reasons serves no medical purpose, yet this practice has a long history, continuing in some societies today, as a source of communityregulated rites, punishments or legal sentences.

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