Boston Medical Library/ Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

Books published and/or distributed under the auspices of the Boston Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.

The Knife That Saves

Memoirs of a Lahey Clinic Surgeon

Herbert Dan Adams

May 13, 2012

A 1929 graduate of the Harvard Medical School and by 1932 Chief Surgical Resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Herbert Dan Adams relates with colorful language and lively description the story of the Lahey Clinic as he saw and lived it from 1929, when he encountered Dr. Lahey, until 1969, when he retired as the […]

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Order Out Of Chaos

John Shaw Billings and America's Coming of Age

Carleton B. Chapman

May 13, 2012

Tells the quintessentially American story of Billings and his achievements in gripping fashion, with glimpses of his defects as well as his virtues.

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Wanderjahr

The Education of a Surgeon

Edward D. Churchill
Edited and annotated by J. Gordon Scannell
Foreword by Saul Benison

May 13, 2012

This personal account of Edward D. Churchill’s Moseley Travelling Fellowship for the academic year 1926-1927, taken from interviews recorded by Saul Benison, provides a unique view of the state of thoracic surgery in the institutions he visited and the conditions in Germany between the two World Wars. These included Blair Bell in Liverpool; Berlin and […]

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The Changing Humors of Portsmouth

The Medical Biography of an American Town, 1623-1983

J. Worth Estes

May 13, 2012
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Yankee Surgeon

The Life and Times of Usher Parsons, 1788-1868

Seebert J. Goldowsky

May 13, 2012

Best known as the surgeon in Oliver Hazard Perry’s squadron during the War of 1812 and as a participant in the Battle of Lake Erie, Parsons remained in the Navy for nearly ten years. After obtaining a degree from the Harvard Medical School in 1818, he separated from the service and settled in Providence, Rhode […]

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Pioneering Hematology

The research and treatment of malignant blood disorders - Reflections on a life's work

William C. Moloney & Sharon Johnson

May 13, 2012

William C. Moloney began practicing hematology long before it became a recognized medical specialty. Developing an interest in the disorders of the blood soon after graduating from Tufts Medical School in 1932, he spent the next six decades contributing to many of the advances that helped elevate the treatment and research of the diseases of […]

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Physician and Man of Letters

Scott H. Podolsky and Charles S. Bryan, Editors

May 13, 2012

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894) spent parts of the nineteenth century as America’s best-known physician and best-selling author. Sir William Osler praised him as “the most successful combination which the world has ever seen, of the physician and man of letters.” Henry James, Sr., called him “intellectually the most alive man I ever knew.” Today, he […]

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Oliver Wendell Holmes (PB)

Physician and Man of Letters

Scott H. Podolsky and Charles S. Bryan, Editors

May 13, 2012

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894) spent parts of the nineteenth century as America’s best-known physician and best-selling author. Sir William Osler praised him as “the most successful combination which the world has ever seen, of the physician and man of letters.” Henry James, Sr., called him “intellectually the most alive man I ever knew.” Today, he […]

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Stanely Cobb

A Builder of the Modern Neurosciences

Benjamin V. White

May 13, 2012

Much more than the personal story of an important neuroanatomist, neurohistologist, neuropathologist, neurologist, psychiatrist and teacher at the Harvard Medical School, this biography is in reality a history of academic neurology and hospital psychiatry in Boston in the present century and to some extent in America as well.

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Robert C. Hinckley and the Recreation of The First Operation Under Ether

Richard J. Wolfe

May 15, 2012

Published by the Boston Medical Library/ Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; WPI sole commercial distributor.

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