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Nowe wydanie niezwykłej opowieści o początkach i dziejach chirurgii.

„[...] Książka brutalnie pokazuje, jakim macaniem w ciemności była chirurgia jeszcze w XIX wieku. Narzędzia, z którymi ma do czynienia narrator, ów żądny wiedzy chirurg z nowego świata, to nóż rzeźnicki, piła, żelazo. Opowiada, jak prowincjonalny lekarz z Kentucky, który ulega błaganiom umierającej pacjent
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Paperback, 560 pages
Published September 19th 2008 by Społeczny Instytut Wydawniczy Znak (first published 1956)
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Anna
Jul 03, 2009 Anna rated it really liked it
Recommended to Anna by: I won it in a newspaper contest
Świetna książka o początkach chirurgii bliższej pacjentowi - operacje, wynalezienie narkozy itp. Wspaniała książka.
Natalia
Mar 24, 2013 Natalia rated it it was amazing
Wciągająca historia. Dowód na to, że można zaciekawić czytelnika historią zaserwowaną dosyć nietuzinkowo. Staram się ocenić tą pozycję pod kątem literackim, jednak muszę od razu uprzedzić, że tematyka nie jest mi obca. Być może dlatego tak bardzo spodobały mi się opisy przedziwnych operacji, które w dzisiejszych czasach można uznać za barbarzyńskie. Mówiąc czysto literacko, książka jest napisana naprawdę porządnie: daty występują tam gdzie są potrzebne (na szczęście zabrakło typowej historycznej ...more
Brad
May 19, 2009 Brad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in knowing more about the history of surgery.
Recommended to Brad by: a retired doctor.
Shelves: medicine, history, z-2009
I'm glad I read this book while I'm at college, because I don't know that I could ever find it except at a university library. Thorwald makes a fictional character of his grandfather, who lived during this century of several surgical breakthroughs. Because of the narrative format, the book reads a little less like a history and moves a bit more quickly.

The story takes place in the 19th century. Thorwald begins by talking about three different types of surgery done before the discovery of anesthe
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Agnieszka Żak
Jun 10, 2016 Agnieszka Żak rated it it was amazing
Ku światłu życia Po przeczytaniu w lutymGinekologów zaczęłam szukać innych książek Thorwalda, jednak wydane sześć lat temu tytuły nie były już łatwo dostępne. Na szczęście cztery miesiące później w końcu wpadły w moje łapki! Wiedziałam, że się nie zawiodę, bo Thorwald ma niezwykły dar opowiadania.

Stulecie chirurgów czyta się nie jak podręcznik, nie jak literaturę faktu, ale jak najlepszą historyczną powieść, choć wszystkie przedstawione w niej wydarzenia miały miejsce naprawdę. Thorwald napisał
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Witold Banasik
Jan 21, 2015 Witold Banasik rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: medicine students and their later patients
Thorwald describes the whole history of medicine development between 1830's and 1930's. Thes is a breathtaking story of medical inventions having been related to the development of surgery. The author begins with almost criminal story of anaesthesia, and the tragic fate of its creators: Horace Wells, William Morton and Jackson- all sadly ended up fatally. The invention of aseptics and antiseptics are being described in-depth, the first surgical operation on the open heart, on the incurable stoma ...more
Wayne
Apr 06, 2015 Wayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: interested in the human side of the history of surgery
Recommended to Wayne by: found it on the shelf

I read THE CENTURY OF THE SURGEON sometime in 1966
and was forever possessed, I now realise.

Now I am ADDICTED
to Jurgen
to medical stories
to medical history
to wanting MORE.

Much much later I found THE TRIUMPH OF SURGERY.
It too takes the fictional character Hartmann,
a young doctor,
whose life becomes
meeting the initiators of
and following
the medical breakthroughs of surgery...
anaesthesia, caesarean section, appendicitis
It is wonderfully researched.

Another book Of Jurgen T's
I have come across is
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Fernando del Alamo
May 07, 2014 Fernando del Alamo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Este libro está muy bien. Narra la historia desde que la cirugía pudo empezarse a hacer de forma indolora, o sea, gracias a la anestesia. Explica cómo los clérigos se negaban a que anestesiaran a las embarazadas porque los dolores del parto los había puesto Dios (curiosamente, no había puesto los dolores de que les sacaran una muela), hasta que la reina de Inglaterra se anestesió en su parto. Ahí no dijeron nada.

Explica maravillosamente bien la istoria de Semmelweiss, de Lister y de las primeras
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Karo
Nov 21, 2014 Karo rated it really liked it
This book serves the reader with well presented history of medicine in times of its great progress. Numerous cases and stories are arranged by the author in an entertaining way, making the reader intrigued about the progress of situation, wanting to know the outcome of each situation.

A good reading not only for those interested in the history of medicine or surgery - even if one is not really interested in those, he/she may become by reading it.

Vickey
Jan 30, 2015 Vickey rated it liked it
Recommended to Vickey by: Ania
A book about an American surgeon, travelling the world and learning about the constantly changing medical world. Seeing how surgeeries were performed hundreds of years ago and reading a novel that felt more like a biography than a history book,helped me learn so much about medical procedures, although some of them were often quite complex to unerstand which took me quite a long time to finish.
I definitely recommend this book to any future medics or anyone with an interest in sciences.
Marzena
Jul 29, 2016 Marzena rated it it was amazing
I NEED IT ON MY BOOKSHELF.

Can you say fascinating loud enough? Based on author's grandfather's memoirs we can walk step by step with surgeons and experience with them the discoveries which changed medicine.

Personally I happened to read this book shortly after visiting Hunterian Museum in London, which made a huge impression on me given that's partially my field of work. The exhibition still fresh in my memory mixed with this book made me read rose-cheeked. Brilliant.
Ada
Dec 17, 2014 Ada rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trudno mi sobie wyobrazić lepszą książkę o historii medycyny. Poruszająca, wciągająca, ludzka, dobrze napisana.
Doreen
Apr 02, 2011 Doreen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Leichte Unterhalt mit einem schweren Thema. Wer hätte gedacht, dass Wissenschaft so leicht verständlich gemacht werden kann.
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