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Caring for the Heart free pdf This groundbreaking book weaves together three important themes. It describes major developments in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in the twentieth century, explains how the Mayo Clinic evolved from a family practice in Minnesota into one of the world's leading medical centers, and reveals how the invention of new technologies and procedures promoted specialization among physicians and surgeons. Caring for the Heart is written for general readers as well as health care professionals, historians, and policy analysts. Unlike traditional institutional or disease-focused histories, this book places individuals and events in national and international contexts that emphasize the interplay of medical, scientific, technological, social, political, and economic forces that have resulted in contemporary heart care. Patient stories and media perspectives are included throughout to help general readers understand the medical and technological developments that are described. The book is a synthetic study, but it is written so that readers may pick and choose the chapters of most interest to them. Another feature of the book is that readers may follow the stories without looking at the notes. Those who are interested in delving deeper into the main topics will find a wealth of carefully chosen references that offer greater detail and additional perspectives. The descriptions and interpretations that fill the book benefit from the fact that the author has been a practicing cardiologist and medical historian for almost four decades. This is mainly a twentieth-century story, but it begins earlier--before there were physicians who were identified as cardiologists and at a time when medical specialization was just emerging in America. The final chapter, which addresses present-day concerns about health care costs, counterbalances earlier ones that might be read as celebrations of new technologies.

About MD W Bruce Fye

W. Bruce Fye, M.D. retired recently as a consultant in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Johns Hopkins, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed a medical residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan before returning to Johns Hopkins for his cardiology fellowship. Selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, he also received a master's degree from the Institute of the History of Medicine at Hopkins. In 1978, Dr. Fye joined the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin, where he established the echocardiography laboratory. He was chair of the Cardiology Department from 1981 to 1999 and was vice-chief of staff of St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield from 1991 to 1999. He joined the Cardiovascular Division of the Mayo Clinic in 2000. A Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine, he was the founding Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for the History of Medicine. He is the author of more than 100 historical papers and two books, The Development of American Physiology: Scientific Medicine in the 19th Century (1987) and American Cardiology: The History of a Specialty and Its College (1996). Oxford University Press will publish his third book, Caring for theHeart: Mayo Clinic and the Rise of Specialization, early in 2015. Dr. Fye is a past president of the American College of Cardiology, the American Association for the History of Medicine, and the American Osler Society. He met his wife Lois in high school, and they recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. They have two daughters and two grandsons.

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Author : MD W Bruce Fye
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Data Published : 01 January 2015
ISBN : 1322975531
EAN : 9781322975535
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 705 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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