Cover: To Work in the Vineyard of Surgery: The Reminiscences of J. Collins Warren (1842–1927), from Harvard University PressCover: To Work in the Vineyard of Surgery in E-DITION

To Work in the Vineyard of Surgery

The Reminiscences of J. Collins Warren (1842–1927)

Available from De Gruyter »

Product Details

E-DITION

$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674437326

Publication Date: 01/01/1958

288 pages

3 halftones

World

Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

Six generations of the Warren family of Boston have made notable contributions to medicine and surgery and to medical education. The life of J. Collins Warren spanned the two great discoveries on which present day surgery has developed: anesthesia, and asepsis. A graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Warren studied surgery in Philadelphia, on the battlefields of the Civil War, and in Europe. Returning to Boston, he became one of the outstanding members of the medical profession in the area, always giving freely of his time to the Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. With Dr. Henry P. Bowditch, Warren was a prime mover in the building of the present Harvard Medical School quadrangle which was dedicated in 1906.

The reminiscences of Dr. Warren are of great interest to everyone concerned with social and medical developments during an important half century of our country’s life. To make the story told by Dr. Warren easily accessible to every reader, Edward Churchill has provided important commentary and notes, as well as supplementary material on a few phases of Dr. Warren’s career not included in the reminiscences. The epilogue by Dr. Churchill connects the Warren story with the present time, particularly in the field of medical education and the endeavor of medical science. Through presentation of original source material, Dr. Churchill is able also to provide new light on trends and on policy formulation in the field of medical education.

Recent News

From Our Blog

Jacket: Forgotten Healers: Women and the Pursuit of Health in Late Renaissance Italy, by Sharon T. Strocchia, from Harvard University Press

Q&A with Sharon Strocchia, author of Forgotten Healers: Women and the Pursuit of Health in Late Renaissance Italy

As part of Women’s History Month, we spoke with Sharon T. Strocchia about her new book, Forgotten Healers: Women and the Pursuit of Health in Late Renaissance Italy, which uncovers the crucial role women played in the great transformations of medical science and health care that accompanied the Italian Renaissance. Your research demonstrates that women in Renaissance Italy played a major role in providing health care.

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.