The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine

The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 426 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780786707324
  • DDC分類 610.904

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   xi
Introduction xv
A Lengthy Prologue: Ten Definitive Moments
1941: Penicillin 5 (11)
1949: Cortisone 16 (10)
1950: Streptomycin, Smoking and Sir Austin 26 (26)
Bradford Hill
1952: Chlorpromazine and the Revolution in 52 (11)
Psychiatry
1955: Open-Heart Surgery -- The Last Frontier 63 (22)
1963: Transplanting Kidneys 85 (14)
1964: The Triumph of Prevention -- The Case 99 (9)
of Strokes
1971: Curing Childhood Cancer 108(19)
1978: The First `Test-Tube' Baby 127(20)
1984: Helicobacter -- The Cause of Peptic 147(12)
Ulcer
Part 1: The Rise
Medicine's Big Bang 159(6)
Clinical Science -- A New Ideology for 165(10)
Medicine
A Cornucopia of New Drugs 175(12)
Technology's Triumphs 187(13)
The Mysteries of Biology 200(11)
Part 2: The End of the Age of Optimism
The Revolution Falters 211(4)
The Dearth of New Drugs 215(6)
Technology's Failings 221(9)
The Clinical Scientist as an Endangered 230(109)
Species
Part 3: The Fall
The Brave New World of the New Genetics
The Beginning 241(12)
Genetic Engineering 253(9)
The New Eugenics 262(7)
Gene Therapy 269(5)
The End 274(5)
Seduced by the Social Theory
The Beginning 279(10)
The Rise and Fall of Heart Disease 289(29)
Beyond Tobacco: Sir Richard Doll and the 318(5)
`Causes' of Cancer
Environmental Alarums 323(6)
The End 329(10)
The Unsolved Problem -- The Mysteries of 339(10)
Biology Revisited
Part 4: The Rise and Fall -- Causes and
Consequences
Learning from the Past 349(10)
Looking to the Future 359(8)
References 367(48)
Index 415