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Extreme medicine : how exploration transformed medicine in the twentieth century / Kevin Fong, M.D.

Author/Creator:
Fong, Kevin, 1971-
Publication:
New York, New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Standardized Title:
Extremes
Subjects:
First aid in illness and injury.
Extreme environments -- Health aspects.
Adventure travel -- Health aspects.
Space flight -- Health aspects.
Medical subjects:
History, 20th Century.
Emergency Treatment -- history.
Environmental Exposure -- history.
Expeditions -- history.
Space Flight -- history.
Environment.
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.
Contents:
Ice
Fire
Heart
Trauma
Intensive care
Water
Orbit
Mars
Final frontiers.
Notes:
"Published in Great Britain under the title 'Extremes: life, death and the limits of the human body' by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-285) and index.
ISBN:
9781594204708 (hbk.) :
1594204705 (hbk.)
OCLC:
852222087