Great Feuds in Medicine

Great Feuds in Medicine

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From seventeenth-century anatomist William Harvey to twentieth-century lightning rod Sigmund Freud, countless researchers, physicians, and scientists have found themselves -- and their work -- at the center of raging disputes that have destroyed careers and lives. In this captivating follow-up to his acclaimed Great Feuds in Science, Hal Hellman tells the entertaining stories of the most heated and important of these disputes. Highlighting both famous (Sabin vs. Salk) and lesser-known (Galvani vs. Volta) clashes, he offers a front-row seat at the signal bouts of medical history.From William Harveya€™s 17th-century battle with the medical establishment over his discovery that blood circulates and Jonas Salka€™s legendary fight with Albert Sabin over polio vaccinations (a fight Salk ultimately lost) to the nasty ...

Title:Great Feuds in Medicine
Author:Hal Hellman
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2001-02-16


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