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Great Feuds in Medicine : Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever
by Hal Hellman




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An exciting, well-researched work, which should appeal to anyone with an interest in the nature and progress of the human race.
--American Scientist

The cataclysmic clash of medical ideas and personalities comes to colorful life
In this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Great Feuds in Science (Wiley: 0-471-16980-3), Hal Hellman tells the stories of the ten most heated and important disputes of medical science. Featuring a mix of famous and lesser-known stories, Great Feuds in Medicine includes the fascinating accounts of William Harvey's battle with the medical establishment over his discovery of the circulation of blood; Louis Pasteur's fight over his theory of germs; and the nasty dispute between American Robert Gallo and French researcher Luc Montagnier over who discovered the HIV virus. An informative and insightful look at how such medical controversies are not only typical, but often necessary to the progress of the science.

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Overview

An exciting, well-researched work, which should appeal to anyone with an interest in the nature and progress of the human race.
--American Scientist

The cataclysmic clash of medical ideas and personalities comes to colorful life
In this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Great Feuds in Science (Wiley: 0-471-16980-3), Hal Hellman tells the stories of the ten most heated and important disputes of medical science. Featuring a mix of famous and lesser-known stories, Great Feuds in Medicine includes the fascinating accounts of William Harvey's battle with the medical establishment over his discovery of the circulation of blood; Louis Pasteur's fight over his theory of germs; and the nasty dispute between American Robert Gallo and French researcher Luc Montagnier over who discovered the HIV virus. An informative and insightful look at how such medical controversies are not only typical, but often necessary to the progress of the science.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780471208334
  • ISBN-10: 0471208337
  • Publisher: Wiley (TP)
  • Publish Date: February 2002
  • Page Count: 254
  • Dimensions: 9.23 x 6.15 x 0.74 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.72 pounds


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