The Massachusetts General Hospital, 1935-1955

By: Faxon, Nathaniel W.

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First edition. Pages toned. Jacket edges rubbed, jacket price-clipped, jacket toned. 1959 Hard Cover. xvi, 490 pp. The growth of the modern hospital is shaped by the changing needs of man in a constantly changing world, by the impact of the phenomenal and rapid advances in medical knowledge, and by the increasing demands upon today's hospital as a community service. How these forces have influence the development of the Massachusetts General Hospital as it approaches its One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary in 1961 is related in TheMassachusetts General Hospital, 1935-1955, by Nathaniel W. Faxon, M.D. Through the events of the hospital's history, its growth and response to change, there are always visible the people who have directed its destinies and the men and women, skilled in the health professions, who have worked together day by day to give better care and greater hope to mankind. In this history, which brings up to date nearly a century and a half of uninterrupted service, are to be found not only the achievements of the past, but also the continuing challenge of the future. Dr. Faxon disusses the physical growth of the hospital from a single building to the present group of fourteen major buildings and many smaller ones; the extraordinary development of research during these twenty years; and the place of the hospital in the educational field (over 1000 persons receive instruction daily). Included in this comprehensive study are an evaluation of the contributions of women's organizations; chapters on anesthesia, radiology, the tumor clinic, and the blood bank; as well as the tale of the rise and fall of the apothecaries.

Title: The Massachusetts General Hospital, 1935-1955

Author: Faxon, Nathaniel W.

Categories: Medical, American, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press: 1959

ISBN Number: 0674551508

ISBN Number 13: 9780674551503

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2197335