An English physician and scientist, Jenner pioneered the world's first vaccine for smallpox. His work is the basis of modern science of immunology and represents the beginning of great practical advances in preventive medicine. This work is the result of Jenner's successful cross-immunization experiments with cowpox.
As the father of modern surgery and surgeon to four kings, Pare spent three decades accompanying French armies on their campaigns. This work contains a history of those battles, and a selection of surgical writings. These include wounds, amputations (ligature of arteries instead of cauterization), fractures, and cutting for stone.
Dr. Sterling Haynes practiced in Kamloops from 1967 to 1982.
"Beginning his medical practice in the wild frontier town of Williams Lake in the 1960s, the author has travelled the world as a doctor, an observer and an humanist. Stories of treating aboriginal people and white settlers in the Cariboo region join with stories of treating southern workers and Vietnam vets in Alabama and of travels in Central America to create a thought-provoking picture of the world today. Sterling Haynes was raised in central Alberta, graduated from the University of Alberta, served as a British Colonial officer in Nigeria and practiced medicine in British Columbia and Alabama." [from back cover]
Written in 1908, this book addresses the underlying pathophysiology of cardiac symptoms and their prognostic significance. Mackenzie was a Scottish cardiologist, who studied arrhythmias and demonstrated the efficacy of digitalis in treatment.
Named after the dealer who bought it in 1962, this ancient Egyptian medical text is the oldest known surgical treatise on trauma. It describes 48 cases of injuries, fractures, wounds, dislocations and tumors. It dates to c. 1600 BCE. This document presents a rational and scientific approach to medicine in ancient Egypt.
Including the facsimiles of the first editions of The anatomy of the brain, explained in a series of engravings (1802), A series of engravings, explaining the course of the nerves (1803), and On the nerves of the face (1829).