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Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery
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6 Reddit comments about Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery:

u/eatofmybitterheart · 8 pointsr/Jessicamshannon

And you should check out the companion book, Crucial Interventions, as well: https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Interventions-Illustrated-Principles-Nineteenth-Century/dp/0500518106/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511836333&sr=8-1&keywords=Crucial+interventions

It's full of horrifyingly beautiful 19th century surgical illustrations.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/medicine

/u/BedsideRounds, I was just going to suggest the same thing, as I have the book and enjoy thumbing through it. I also have Crucial Interventions, which is along the same style.

Which podcast do you host? If you are uncomfortable telling us in public, can you PM me? Never mind I just read it in your starter comment.

u/gasolinerainbow · 2 pointsr/brisbane

The new Stephen King book, a book full of antique surgical illustations, a book about creepy asylum treatments back in the early 20th century, and some money toward a new laptop. :)

u/drdikdik · 2 pointsr/medicine

I haven't read this book but it's a nice hardcover with beautiful historical illustrations and is not very expensive. I doubt it's comprehensive / definitive but you'll love flipping through it and it'll look great on your bookshelf:

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Interventions-Illustrated-Principles-Nineteenth-Century/dp/0500518106?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Another area I've become interested in (in my own field of expertise, not surgery) is actually buying historical texts. Find a specialty used book store in your city and browse through their medical/scientific books. Even a standard (med school-level) text from 70 years ago is fascinating when understood in the context of what has come since. And the <100 year-old books are not expensive (<$100).

abebooks.com is full of cheap old used (and expensive old used) textbooks from many countries and areas of medicine.

When I am thinking about a disease that I encounter in my practice frequently (ex. Hodgkin disease), sometimes it's fun to dip into one of my old textbooks and read something like "Hodgkin's disease is a disease of the hematopoietic organs [...] It is invariably fatal. Whether it is neoplastic or inflammatory in nature remains a matter of dispute." (Boyd, 1947).

These old textbooks are very readable. That edition of Boyd's pathology belonged to my grandfather. Every single page of it is fascinating.

u/fuegopantalones · 2 pointsr/theknick

For medical history, the Morbid Anatomy Anthology has several books that helped fill the void The Knick left. They have Kindle editions but they're useless because they scanned the pages of the hardcover books so the text is tiny and unreadable. Worth getting the hardcovers; the illustrations are gorgeous. I really liked:

Crucial Interventions
The Anatomical Venus: Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic

u/cpcwrites · 1 pointr/steampunk

The diagrams alone were enough to make me wince! I recently ordered Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery and am very much looking forward to reading all about how horrific medical procedures were through the 1800s.

Thanks for sharing another great article.