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The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Surgery

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Introduction: What Is Special About the History of Surgery?
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    Chapter 2 Surgery and Its Histories: Purposes and Contexts
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    Chapter 3 Pre-modern Surgery: Wounds, Words, and the Paradox of ‘Tradition’
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    Chapter 4 Medicalizing the Surgical Trade, 1650–1820: Workers, Knowledge, Markets and Politics
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    Chapter 5 Surgery Becomes a Specialty: Professional Boundaries and Surgery
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    Chapter 6 Between Human and Veterinary Medicine: The History of Animals and Surgery
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    Chapter 7 Women in Surgery: Patients and Practitioners
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    Chapter 8 Nursing and Surgery: Professionalisation, Education and Innovation
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    Chapter 9 Opening the Abdomen: The Expansion of Surgery
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    Chapter 10 Surgery and Anaesthesia: Revolutions in Practice
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    Chapter 11 The History of Surgical Wound Infection: Revolution or Evolution?
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    Chapter 12 Surgical Instruments: History and Historiography
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    Chapter 13 Surgery and Architecture: Spaces for Operating
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    Chapter 14 Visualizing Surgery: Surgeons’ Use of Images, 1600–Present
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    Chapter 15 Art and Surgery: The Expert Hands of Artists and Surgeons
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    Chapter 16 Surgery and Emotion: The Era Before Anaesthesia
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    Chapter 17 Surgery and Popular Culture: Situating the Surgeon and the Surgical Experience in Popular Media
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    Chapter 18 Surgery, Imperial Rule and Colonial Societies (1800–1930): Technical, Institutional and Social Histories
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    Chapter 19 Surgery and War: The Discussions About the Usefulness of War for Medical Progress
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    Chapter 20 Transplantation Surgery: Organ Replacement Between Reductionism and Systemic Approaches
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    Chapter 21 Opening the Skull: Neurosurgery as a Case Study of Surgical Specialisation
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    Chapter 22 Cancer: Radical Surgery and the Patient
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    Chapter 23 Surgery and Clinical Trials: The History and Controversies of Surgical Evidence
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    Chapter 24 Bariatric and Cosmetic Surgery: Shifting Rationales in Contemporary Surgical Practices
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    Chapter 25 A Revolution Through the Keyhole: Technology, Innovation, and the Rise of Minimally Invasive Surgery
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Chapter title
Surgery and Emotion: The Era Before Anaesthesia
Chapter number 16
Book title
The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Surgery
Published by
Palgrave Macmillan, London, January 2018
DOI 10.1057/978-1-349-95260-1_16
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Book ISBNs
978-1-349-95259-5, 978-1-349-95260-1

Michael Brown, Brown, Michael

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Country Count As %
Unknown 39 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 13%
Student > Master 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Researcher 2 5%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 13 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 23%
Arts and Humanities 4 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Social Sciences 3 8%
Linguistics 2 5%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 12 31%