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Medical Mavericks, Volume 1 (Digital Download)

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by Hugh Desaix Riordan, M.D. | Published: December 1988 | Length: 102 pages

This book could just as accurately have been titled “One person can make a difference” or “Burn him at the stake and use damp straw.”

Often reviled by their contemporaries but revered by subsequent generations, these medical mavericks blazed the trail of scientific progress. These tales of discovery, personal hardship, court intriques, and hardball professional rivalry make for fascinating reading.

This is the perfect book for medical professionals, history buffs, and anyone who just wants to be entertained with incredible anecdotes about pioneers in the field of medicine.

Medical Mavericks will raise the eyebrows of most, make others chuckle, and bring a sense of relief to contemporary mavericks, who can take comfort in the thought that at least they aren’t being burned at the stake.

Table of Contents

  1. Maverick
  2. Dedication
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Foreword
  5. Leopold Auenbrugger
  6. Roger Bacon
  7. Elizabeth Blackwell
  8. Zabdiel Boylston
  9. Pietro d’Abano
  10. Claudius Galenus
  11. Joseph Goldberger
  12. Georg Groddeck
  13. William Harvey
  14. Henry Hill Hickman
  15. Hippocrates
  16. Antoine Lavoisier
  17. Joseph Lister
  18. Ephraim McDowell
  19. William Morton
  20. Paracelsus
  21. Louis Pasteur
  22. Miguel Serveto or Servetus
  23. Postscript
  24. Chronological List
  25. Footnotes
  26. Bibliography
Dr. Hugh Riordan
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