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Author González-Darder, José M., author

Title Trepanation, trephining and craniotomy : history and stories / José M. González-Darder
Published Cham : Springer, [2019]
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Contents ​TREPANATION, TREPHINING AND CRANIOTOMY -- History and Stories PART I. INTRODUCTION. TREPAN, TREPHINE AND CRANIOTOMYChapter 1.An overview.Chapter 2.Semantic features. PART II. MAGIC TIMES. TREPANATION IN PRIMITIVE CULTURESChapter 3.Facts and myths of primitive trepanations.Chapter 4.Techniques and tools for primitive trepanations.Chapter 5.The question of survival in primitive trepanations.Chapter 6.Historical and geographical areas of primitive trepanations.\ PART III. ORIGINS. TREPANATION IN CLASSICAL MEDITERRANEAN CULTURESChapter 7.The first documented reports of the surgical trepanations appear in the Corpus Hippocraticum. Greco-Roman trepanations.Chapter 8.Greco-Roman surgical instruments for trepanations.Chapter 9.Greco-Roman techniques and indications of trepanation. PART IV. DARK TIMES. TREPANATION IN THE MIDDLE AGESChapter 10.Cranial trepanation during the Middle Ages. PART V. LIGHTS AND SHADOWS. TREPANATION AND TREPHINE IN MODERN EUROPEAN CULTURESChapter 11.Surgical instruments for trepanation and trephine in Modern Age.Chapter 12.State -of-the-art' of the trepanation during the sixteenth-seventeenth centuries.Chapter 13.Relevant French, Italian and Spanish surgeons in trepanation over the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.Chapter 14.Other relevant European surgeons in trepanation over the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.Chapter 15.Trepanation out of Europe: New World and Japan.Chapter 16.Trepanation during the eighteenth century. To trepan or not to trepan.Chapter 17.Trepanation during the nineteenth century.Chapter 18.Trepanation at war times. Napoleonic Wars and North American Civil War.Chapter 19.The question of the high mortality of trepanation and trephine.Chapter 20.Evolution of the surgical technique of the trepanation and trephine in Modern Age.Chapter 21.Evolution of the surgical instruments for trepanation and trephine in Modern Age.Chapter 22.Evolution of the indications for trepanation and trephine in Modern Age.Chapter 23.'State-of the-art' of the cranial opening in the second half of the nineteenth century.Chapter 24.Trepanation and trephine in Modern Age: Illustrative cases. PART VI. MODERN TIMES. HISTORY OF THE CRANIOTOMYChapter 25.Wilhelm Wagner's (1848-1900) temporary cranial resection and its initial improvements.Chapter 26.Surgeons between the old trepanation and the new craniotomy.Chapter 27.Eugène Louis Doyen (1859-1916), an innovative French surgeon and enthusiastic on the craniotomy.Chapter 28.Surgical instruments for craniotomy and the victory of the humble Gigli's saw.Chapter 29.Initial development: manual osteoplastic craniotomy.Chapter 30.Late development: powered osteoplastic craniotomy.Chapter 31.Evolution of indications of craniotomy.Chapter 32.Craniotomy at war times. World War I and World War II.Chapter 33.Craniotomy: Illustrative cases.Chapter 34.'State-of -the art' of the craniotomy in the early twenty-first century and future developments
Summary This book takes readers on a journey around the world and through time, accompanied by a modern neurosurgeon who reviews historical techniques and instruments used for cranial opening. The author draws on original medical and surgical books to provide a comprehensive history of these techniques and tools. To complement the general overview and offer readers a more 'hands-on' sense of context and atmosphere, extensive historical references, stories, media news and illustrative cases have been included for each historical and geographical scenario. In addition, original illustrations and plates of these archaic instruments and techniques are supplied. Neurosurgical surgeons, nurses, technicians, medical historiographers, paleo-pathologists and researchers interested in surgical techniques for cranial opening will find the volume a valuable guide, intended to increase the historical and cultural awareness of this core topic in neurological surgery. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 19, 2019)
Subject Craniotomy -- History
Trephining -- History
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3030222128