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Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Author:
    David Shephard
  • ISBN:
    1441511725
  • ISBN13:
    978-1441511720
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  • Publisher:
    Xlibris Corporation (April 30, 2009)
  • Pages:
    464 pages
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    Medicine & Health Sciences
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David Shephard in association with Alan Sessler, Francis Whalen and .

David Shephard in association with Alan Sessler, Francis Whalen and Tuhin Roy. Thunder Bay, Ontario: York Point Publishing, 2009. This book written by Dr. Shephard et al. is no humbug! I must admit I expected to fully enjoy this comprehensive work, and I was not disappointed. Chapters are devoted to events leading up to the discovery of anesthesia as well as to specialized topics, including control of the airway, local anesthesia, anesthesia machines, monitoring systems, intensive care, resuscitation, pain management, and the development of subspecialties within anesthesia. Dr. Shephard has developed an excellent work suitable for a diverse audience.

He looks at the social, religious and psychological history of the very idea of relieving human pain but then gets down .

He looks at the social, religious and psychological history of the very idea of relieving human pain but then gets down to the nitty-gritty of the people, the drugs and the equipment needed. There have been a large number of books about small areas of the growth of anesthesia as a specialty central to the whole of acute medicine; for example Morton's courageous demonstration of the utility of ether to render the patient unaware even during the most invasive and long-lasting surgeries has been the central drama in many books and at least one. movie.

From Craft to Specialty book.

The history of opera, one could argue, is less the history of lonely musical heroes and more the history of groups: composers and performers in dialogue with one another and with the conventions of the genre

The history of opera, one could argue, is less the history of lonely musical heroes and more the history of groups: composers and performers in dialogue with one another and with the conventions of the genre. A recording such as this one, constructed around a group of composers who collaborated with a group of singers in 1780s Vienna, is both the natural and appropriate answer to the questions opera can raise. This chapter explores on the impact of machinery on traditional skills in the shipbuilding industry

Can a comprehensive history of anesthesia be collated into 329 readable pages .

Can a comprehensive history of anesthesia be collated into 329 readable pages by a single author? David Shephard and his associates have nicely accomplished that task, a gigantic one when you think of all the strands that have gone into the making of the specialty as it now exists. He traces anesthesia from craft to discipline, and then to specialty (and subspecialties) of anesthesiology.

The pediatric anesthesia handbook : Department of Anesthesiology Yale University School of Medicine New Haven . On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book

On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book.

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Shephard DAE. From Craft to Specialty: A Medical and Social History of Anesthesia and Its Changing Role in Health . I would like to thank David B. Waisel, MD, of the Harvard Medical School for his mentorship and support

Shephard DAE. From Craft to Specialty: A Medical and Social History of Anesthesia and Its Changing Role in Health Care. Thunder Bay, ON: York Point Publishing; 2009. Waisel, MD, of the Harvard Medical School for his mentorship and support. Acknowledgement is also due to Donald Caton, MD, for nurturing my interests in medical history, and to Howard Brody, MD, PhD, for supporting my interest in medical ethics. The viewpoints expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA. Author Information.

One concerns the change in the nature and scope of anesthesia. The particular book untitled From Craft to Specialty: A Medical and Social History of Anesthesia and Its Changing Role in Health Careis a single of several books this everyone read now. This specific book was inspired a number of people in the world.

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From Craft to Specialty is a medical and social history of surgical anesthesia, from long before the advent of 'modem' clinical anesthesia in 1846 to the present day. It emphasizes the fact that, over the past century and a half, anesthesia has progressed from being a craft based on empirical knowledge, to a discipline in which a scientific approach began to shape its practice, and, fi nally, in the 1930s,to become a medical specialty that encompassed research and formal education and certification of practitioners as well as practice. Two other aspects of change in anesthesia are stressed in this comprehensive history. One concerns the change in the nature and scope of anesthesia. Today, anesthesiologists work not only in the technically sophisticated environment of operating rooms but also elsewhere, specializing in the management of pain due to various causes, participating in intensive care of the critically ill, and involving themselves also in the resuscitation of victims of sudden collapse. The second aspect of change follows on the first, for the diversity of the practice of anesthesiology is such that it now plays an increasingly important part in health care.

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A somewhat unbalanced view of the History of Anaesthesia, heavily biased towards a North American readership. Disappointing.
The impact of chloroform upoon the acceptance of anaesthetics, the absence of mention of the Dublin surgeons Morgan, Ormsby and the pioneer work with intravenous anaesthesia by French surgeon P C Ore are three examples of unmentioned milestones. Plentiful illustrations many of which are of poor quality. Alltogether this was a disappointing publication which I could not recommend.
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Dr. Shephard has done something unique. He has encapsulated the huge, complex history of anesthesia into 329 pages of text. Not only has he looked at and revealed to us the long and sometimes tortured path of pain relief, particularly the agonizing pain of surgery, but he has done so in a completely captivating manner.
He looks at the social, religious and psychological history of the very idea of relieving human pain but then gets down to the nitty-gritty of the people, the drugs and the equipment needed. There have been a large number of books about small areas of the growth of anesthesia as a specialty central to the whole of acute medicine; for example Morton's courageous demonstration of the utility of ether to render the patient unaware even during the most invasive and long-lasting surgeries has been the central drama in many books and at least one movie.
But the story is so much larger and more complex. Dr. Shephard brilliantly pulls it all together in a completely absorbing narrative and brings the personalities and drives of our founders to vivid life. It is an entrancing read that goes from early human history to the present day - something no previous author has succeeded in doing successfully. He brings the reader right up to date in understanding why we now have so many sub-specialties such as anesthesia for tiny babies, for sick elderly people with very bad hearts or long and complicated brain operations during which the surgeon needs . albeit briefly - to talk with the patient.
He reveals how anesthesia has gone from a completely empirical drop-the- chloroform on a rag (and not understanding at all what was happening to the patient) to our present situation where we know from moment to moment how the patient's every organ is working.
He writes beautiful clear English illuminated by vignette-biographies of the great names in the specialty.
A young anesthesiologist reading this book will understand where he or she stands in this remarkable history and in so doing will be aided in improving the future care and safety of our patients.
In my opinion this will become the standard history of anesthesia for the foreseeable future.