Diagnosing Giants : Solving the Medical Mysteries of Thirteen Patients Who Changed the World
By: Mackowiak, Philip A.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2013Description: 1 online resource (238 p.).ISBN: 9780199359226.Subject(s): Diagnosis | Disease | Famous persons | History of medicineGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Diagnosing Giants : Solving the Medical Mysteries of Thirteen Patients Who Changed the WorldDDC classification: 610.9 | 616.07 | 616.075 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Mummy's Curse; 2. Last Repast; 3. Little Boots; 4. Noble Enemy; 5. "Interred at the Least Possible Expense"; 6. El Sordo; 7. A Medical Labyrinth; 8. Old Jack; 9. Mortal Wound; 10. Voyage to Invalidism; 11. Vessels of Stone; 12. Fatal Zest for Living; 13. "Too Busy to Be Sick"; EPILOGUE; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z
Could Lincoln have lived? After John Wilkes Booth fired a low-velocity .44 caliber bullet into the back of the president's skull, Lincoln did not perish immediately. Attending doctors cleaned and probed the wound, and actually improved his breathing for a time. Today medical trauma teams help similar victims survive-including Gabby Giffords, whose injury was strikingly like Lincoln's. In Diagnosing Giants, Dr. Philip A. Mackowiak examines the historical record in detail, reconstructing Lincoln's last hours moment by moment to calculate the odds. That leads him to more questions: What if he had
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