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Extreme Medicine : How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century

Fong, Kevin (Book - 2014 )
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Extreme Medicine : How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century
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An anesthesiologist and NASA adviser explores how pioneering doctors and scientists have built on findings about the body's response to extreme environments and physical challenges to develop such medical innovations as open-heart surgery, skin grafts, and trauma care.
Authors: Fong, Kevin, 1971-
Uniform Title: Extremes
Title: Extreme medicine : how exploration transformed medicine in the twentieth century
Publisher: New York, New York :, The Penguin Press,, 2014
Characteristics: 294 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Kevin Fong, M.D
Notes: "Published in Great Britain under the title 'Extremes: life, death and the limits of the human body' by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso
Contents: Ice
Fire
Heart
Trauma
Intensive care
Water
Orbit
Mars
Final frontiers
Summary: An anesthesiologist and NASA adviser explores how pioneering doctors and scientists have built on findings about the body's response to extreme environments and physical challenges to develop such medical innovations as open-heart surgery, skin grafts, and trauma care.
ISBN: 9781594204708
1594204705
Branch Call Number: 610 F674e 2014
Copyright Date: ©2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-285) and index
Subject Headings: Medical innovations Extreme environments Health aspects Adventure travel Health aspects Space flight Health aspects First aid in illness and injury
Topical Term: Medical innovations
Extreme environments
Adventure travel
Space flight
First aid in illness and injury
LCCN: 2013028124
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