By Richard B. Welbourn, Stanley R. Friesen, Ivan D.A. Johnston, Ronald A. Sellwood
Richard B. Welbourn, a retired endocrine medical professional who has written books at the topic, has compiled the definitive background of the hot and advancing self-discipline of endocrine surgical procedure. The ebook strains the background of endocrine surgical procedure from its origins to the Eighties, detailing the tales at the back of the surgical procedure of every gland. A beneficial biographical index containing easy info in addition to the information and achievements of significant names within the box will end up a useful source. issues comprise: Evolution of Endocrine surgical procedure; The Pituitary; The Thyroid; Thyroid melanoma; The Adrenal Glands; The Parathyroid Glands; The Endocrine intestine and Pancreas; Islet mobile Transplantation; a number of Endocrine Adenopathy and Paraendocrine Syndromes; melanoma of the Breast and Prostate; crucial and Renal high blood pressure; Surgical pressure. The e-book additionally contains greater than eighty images and diagrams. A chronological desk indicates the most occasions defined within the textual content of their temporal context through milestones typically drugs, surgical procedure and technology, and chosen significant occasions in political and social background.
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These included the surgery of toxic goiter, the isolation of thyroxine, the first study of an insulinoma, remarkable results in t h e treatment of adrenocortical tumors by W a l t m a n Walters in t h e 1930s and 1940s (p. 33), and t h e isolation of cortisone. T h e effect of its use to cover adrenalectomy for Cushing's syndrome by James Priestley, Walters, and their colleagues, published in 1951, was revolutionary (p. 54). In the 1950s and 1960s Priestley and others, following C. Mayo's lead, also led t h e world in t h e surgical treatment of pheochromocytomas (p.
Medullary cancer of the thyroid gland associated with hypercorticism. Cancer 1969; 24: 167-73. 28. B. The apudomas. Br J Hosp Med 1973; 10: 617-24. 29. D. Surgery and the endocrine system. B. Saunders, 1952. 30. B. Clinical endocrinology for surgeons. London: Arnold, 1963. 31. , ed. A monograph on surgery and the endocrine glands. Am J Surg 1960; 99: 393-607. 32. Endocrine Surgery 1984; 1: 1-137. l. 2. 3. 4. l. Theodor E. Kocher. Courtesy of Theodor-Kocher-Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Heusser did not publish his work, but left notes that were reported on (in 1878) after his death. His 5 percent operative mortality in a very large series was remarkable in pre-Listerian times. Viktor von Bruns of Tubingen, Germany, operated on twenty-eight patients, six (21 percent) of whom died from sepsis, between 1851 and 1876(6ad, 6ae). Most operations were for enucleation of cysts, but two (both fatal) were total excisions for carcinomas. He was the first surgeon for fifty years who is known to have dissected the isthmus from the trachea.