Moments of Truth: Four Creators of Modern Medicine

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Laennec and the Stethoscope 15
  • Chapter One - Child of Brittany 17
  • Chapter Two - Paris 29
  • Chapter Three - Matters Temporal and Spiritual 49
  • Chapter Four - Humdrum Practice 65
  • Chapter Five - Empire's End 82
  • Chapter Six - The Moment of Truth 98
  • Chapter Seven - The Last Battles 120
  • Part II - Semmelweis and Childbed Fever 135
  • Chapter One - Roots 137
  • Chapter Two - Vienna 150
  • Chapter Three - Childbed Fever 163
  • Chapter Four - Quest 176
  • Chapter Five - The Moment of Truth 189
  • Chapter Six - Revolution 202
  • Chapter Seven - Pest 219
  • Part III - Lister and Antiseptic Surgery 239
  • Chapter One - Friends 241
  • Chapter Two - The End of Pain 255
  • Chapter Three - Syme's Pupil 265
  • Chapter Four - Marriage 276
  • Chapter Five - In John Hunter's Footsteps 285
  • Chapter Six - The Moment of Truth 294
  • Chapter Seven - The Antiseptic Principle 314
  • Chapter Eight - Edinburgh 324
  • Chapter Nine - King's 337
  • Chapter Ten - The Great and the Good 352
  • Part IV - Reed and the Control of Epidemics 369
  • Chapter One - A Young Christian Gentleman from Virginia 371
  • Chapter Two - Officer 386
  • Chapter Three - Academic 404
  • Chapter Four - Cuba 419
  • Chapter Five - The Moment of Truth 438
  • Chapter Six - Christmas and After 454
  • Epilogue 467
  • Notes 470
  • Bibliography 541
  • Index 555
  • A Thought-Provoking Exploration of the Nature of Humanity 564
  • Who Led the Discoveries That Would Shape the 20th Century? 565
  • From Our Past to Our Future 566
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