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Extreme medicine : how exploration transformed medicine in the twentieth century, Kevin Fong, M.D

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Extreme medicine : how exploration transformed medicine in the twentieth century
Title
Extreme medicine
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how exploration transformed medicine in the twentieth century
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Kevin Fong, M.D
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eng
Summary
In the twentieth century, medicine transformed human life. Doctors took what was routinely fatal and made it survivable. As modernity brought us ever more into different kinds of extremes, doctors pushed the bounds of medical advances and human endurance. Extreme exploration challenged the body in ways that only the vanguard of science could answer. Doctors, scientists, and explorers all share a defining trait: they push on in the face of grim odds. Because of their extreme exploration we not only understand our physiology better; we have also made enormous strides in the science of healing. Drawing on his own experience as an anesthesiologist, intensive care expert, and NASA adviser, Dr. Kevin Fong examines how cutting-edge medicine pushes the envelope of human survival by studying the human body's response when tested by physical extremes. Extreme Medicine explores different limits of endurance and the lens each offers on one of the systems of the body. The challenges of Arctic exploration created opportunities for breakthroughs in open heart surgery; battlefield doctors pioneered techniques for skin grafts, heart surgery, and trauma care; underwater and outer space exploration have revolutionized our understanding of breathing, gravity, and much more. Avant-garde medicine is fundamentally changing our ideas about the nature of life and death
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Title
Extreme medicine
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Summary
An anesthesiologist and NASA adviser explores how pioneering doctors and scientists have built on findings about the body's response to extreme environments and physical challenges to develop such medical innovations as open-heart surgery, skin grafts, and trauma care
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Tone
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Award
Science Books and Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Young Adult Science Book, 2015.
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10273466
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.02/52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RC86.7
  • RA418.5.M4
LC item number
  • .F66 2014
  • F66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 F-128
  • WZ 64
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adult
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how exploration transformed medicine in the twentieth century
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how exploration transformed medicine in the twentieth century
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Kevin Fong
Extreme medicine : how exploration transformed medicine in the twentieth century, Kevin Fong, M.D
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Extreme medicine : how exploration transformed medicine in the twentieth century, Kevin Fong, M.D
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"Published in Great Britain under the title 'Extremes: life, death and the limits of the human body' by Hodder & Stoughton"-- Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-285) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Ice -- Fire -- Heart -- Trauma -- Intensive care -- Water -- Orbit -- Mars -- Final frontiers
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ocn852222087
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780143126294
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013028124
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illustrations

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