This book examines the sweeping history of how American surgical practice has developed into pre-eminence it holds in the world today. It is the definitive work covering the whole range of surgeries that is suitable for the lay person as well as the professional. It will captivate general readers with its engaging narrative and inform professionals through its solid historical research and medical expertise.
Seymour I Schwartz, MD (Rochester, NY), a world-renowned surgeon, is the author of Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, which in its seven editions and translations has sold more than 500,000 copies. Dr. Schwartz is equally renowned as a cartographic historian and is the author of many books on historical maps, including Putting -America- on the Map: The Story of the Most Important Graphic Document in the History of the United States.