ISBN13:978-0471208334 ISBN10: 0471208337 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0471347576 ISBN10: 0471347574
Summary: From seventeenth-century anatomist William Harvey to twentieth-century lightning rod Sigmund Freud, countless researchers, physicians, and scientists have found themselves--and their work--at the center of raging disputes that have destroyed careers and lives. In this captivating follow-up to his acclaimed Great Feuds in Science, Hal Hellman tells the entertaining stories of the most heated and important of these disputes. Highlighting both famous (Sabin vs. Salk) an
d lesser-known (Galvani vs. Volta) clashes, he offers a front-row seat at the signal bouts of medical history.
Summary: From seventeenth-century anatomist William Harvey to twentieth-century lightning rod Sigmund Freud, countless researchers, physicians, and scientists have found themselves--and their work--at the center of raging disputes that have destroyed careers and lives. In this captivating follow-up to his acclaimed Great Feuds in Science, Hal Hellman tells the entertaining stories of the most heated and important of these disputes. Highlighting both famous (Sabin vs. Salk) and lesser-known (Galvani vs. Volta) clashes, he offers a front-row seat at the signal bouts of medical history. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:01 Cover: Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Year Published: 2001 International: No
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Hellman, Hal :
HAL HELLMAN is the author of twenty-seven popular science books, including Great Feuds in Science (Wiley) and the six-book series World of the Future. He has also written science articles for the New York Times, Omni, Reader's Digest, Psychology Today, and Geo.
"This engaging book documents [the] reactions in ten of the most heated controversies and rivalries in medical history. . . . The disputes detailed are . . . fascinating. . . . It is delicious stuff here."
--The New York Times
"An exciting, well-researched work, which should appeal to anyone with an interest in the nature and progress of the human race."
"[A] solid introduction to the history of medicine."
--Journal of the American Medical Association
Publisher's Web Site, June, 2003
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Harvey versus Primrose, Riolan, and the Anatomists: Circulation of the Blood. Galvani versus Volta: Animal Electricity. Semmelweis versus the Viennese Medical Establishment: Childbed Fever. Bernard versus Chemists, Physicians, and Antivivisectionists: Experimental Medicine. Pasteur versus Liebig, Pouchet, and Koch: Fermentation, Spontaneous Generation, and Germ Theory. Golgi versus Ramon y Cajal: The Nerve Network. Freud versus Moll, Breuer, Jung, and Many Others: Psychoanalysis. Sabin versus Salk: The Polio Vaccine. Franklin versus Wilkins: The Structure of DNA. Gallo versus Montagnier: The AIDS War.
Epilogue. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
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