By Richard B. Welbourn, Stanley R. Friesen, Ivan D.A. Johnston, Ronald A. Sellwood
Richard B. Welbourn, a retired endocrine general practitioner who has written books at the topic, has compiled the definitive background of the recent and advancing self-discipline of endocrine surgical procedure. The publication lines the heritage of endocrine surgical procedure from its origins to the Nineteen Eighties, detailing the tales in the back of the surgical procedure of every gland. A important biographical index containing easy details in addition to the information and achievements of significant names within the box will end up a useful source. subject matters comprise: Evolution of Endocrine surgical procedure; The Pituitary; The Thyroid; Thyroid melanoma; The Adrenal Glands; The Parathyroid Glands; The Endocrine intestine and Pancreas; Islet phone Transplantation; a number of Endocrine Adenopathy and Paraendocrine Syndromes; melanoma of the Breast and Prostate; crucial and Renal high blood pressure; Surgical tension. The booklet additionally comprises greater than eighty pictures and diagrams. A chronological desk exhibits the most occasions defined within the textual content of their temporal context through milestones more often than not drugs, surgical procedure and technology, and chosen significant occasions in political and social historical past.
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S. government was persuaded to support work in this field, and cortisone was developed and released for use in 1948(25). Its arrival had an explosive effect on endocrine surgery. Adrenalectomy was 12 • History of Endocrine Surgery rendered safe almost overnight (p. 54), and total hypophysectomy became practicable (p. 45). T h e scope of endocrine surgery for cancer of the breast and prostate was enlarged (work for which Charles Huggins of Chicago was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1966) (p. 7), and the adrenal cortex became a focus of work on the endocrine response to stress.
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. 2. William M. Bayliss. Courtesy of The Royal Society. 3. Ernest H. Starling. Courtesy of The Royal Society. 4. Joseph Lister, by Walter William Ouless. Courtesy of the President and Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 5. Thomas Spencer Wells, by Rudolph Lehmann.
The ligatures at first were unabsorbable and left long, but later they were made of catgut and cut short. The wound was closed with a large drain at the lower end. Seven patients survived, but the eighth died from aspiration of blood into a wounded trachea. Three of the patients had exophthalmos, which in one diminished markedly after operation. 27) During this same period surgeons in many countries were operating on the thyroid, but few reported more than one case. The greatest numbers came from central Europe but, in other areas, North America was catching up with France, Italy, and Britain.
The History of Endocrine Surgery: by Richard B. Welbourn, Stanley R. Friesen, Ivan D.A. Johnston, Ronald A. Sellwood