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Heartbreaker - Christiaan Barnard And The First Heart Transplant (Paperback): James Styan Heartbreaker - Christiaan Barnard And The First Heart Transplant (Paperback)
James Styan 5
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

In this new biography of Chris Barnard we not only learn about the life of South Africa’s most famous surgeon, from his Beaufort West childhood through his studies locally and abroad to his prominent marriages – and divorces – but James Styan also examines the impact of the historic heart transplant on Barnard’s personal life and South African society at large, where apartheid legislation often made the difficulties of medicine even more convoluted.

The role of black medical staff like Hamilton Naki is explored, as is the intense rivalry that arose between other famous heart surgeons and Barnard. How did Barnard manage to beat them all in this race of life and death? How much did his famous charisma have to do with it all? And in the light of his later years, his subsequent successes and considerable failures, what is Barnard’s legacy today?

Styan covers it all in this fascinating new account of a real heartbreaker that coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant.

Hartebreker - Christiaan Barnard En Die Eerste Hartoorplanting (Afrikaans, Paperback): James Styan Hartebreker - Christiaan Barnard En Die Eerste Hartoorplanting (Afrikaans, Paperback)
James Styan 4
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

Vir die vroue wat hy met sy rolprentsterglimlag betower het, was Chris Barnard ’n hartebreker. Vir sy pasiŽnte ’n harteheler.

Diť nuwe biografie oor Suid-Afrika se beroemdste hartsjirurg vertel nie net van Barnard se kinderjare in Beaufort-Wes, sy prominente huwelike (en egskeidings) en flambojante lewe nie. James Styan ondersoek ook die impak van die historiese eerste hartoorplanting op Barnard se persoonlik lewe en op die Suid-Afrikaanse gemeenskap in die algemeen, waar apartheidswetgewing dikwels die probleme van geneeskunde nog ingewikkelder gemaak het. Die rol van swart mediese personeel soos Hamilton Naki word bespreek, sowel as die intense wedywering wat tussen ander beroemde hartsjirurge en Barnard ontstaan het.

Hoe het Barnard dit reggekry om hulle almal in diť resies om lewe en dood te wen? Hoeveel het sy welbekende sjarme daarmee te doen gehad? En wat is Barnard se nalatenskap vandag, in die lig van sy latere suksesse en aansienlike mislukkings? Styan dek dit alles in diť fassinerende nuwe blik op Chris Barnard wat uitgegee is om saam te val met die 50ste herdenking van die eerste hartoorplanting.

World War C - Lessons From The Covid-19 Pandemic And How To Prepare For The Next One (Hardcover): Sanjay Gupta World War C - Lessons From The Covid-19 Pandemic And How To Prepare For The Next One (Hardcover)
Sanjay Gupta; As told to Kristin Loberg
R450 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R201 (45%) Ships in 1 work day

CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, MD, offers an accessible, data-packed answer to our biggest questions about Covid-19: What have we learned about this pandemic and how can we prepare for—or prevent—the next one?

As America’s favorite frontline Covid-19 health journalist, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has barely left his primetime seat in his makeshift studio basement since the pandemic began (other than to perform brain surgery). He’s had the insider of insider access to the drama’s unfolding, including exclusive conversations with the world’s top public health experts and behind-the-scenes scientists racing to find treatments and cures. And now he’s sharing what he’s learned in a book that will answer not only all our questions about what happened, but also about how our world will change in the years ahead, even once we’re back to “normal.”

Gupta argues that we need to prepare for a new era where pandemics will be more frequent, and possibly even more deadly. As the doctor who’s been holding America’s hand through the crisis with compassion, clarity, and well-earned wisdom, he gives you the unvarnished story behind the pandemic, including insights about the novel virus’s behavior, and offers practical tools to ready ourselves for what lies ahead. He answers critical questions: Can we stamp out the virus for good (and if not, how do we live with it)? Should we put our parents in a nursing home? Where should we live? What should we stockpile? What should we know before taking a trip? Does it make sense to spend more on health insurance to deal with any long-term effects? How do you decide when it’s safe to go to a public pool or schedule elective surgery? What should Covid survivors know about protecting their future health? What if you become a long-hauler with chronic health challenges stemming?

World War C will give you hope for the future along with real information that leaves you more resilient and secure.

The Binocular Ophthalmoscope - Its origin and development (Hardcover): Richard Keeler, Clive Burrows The Binocular Ophthalmoscope - Its origin and development (Hardcover)
Richard Keeler, Clive Burrows
R828 Discovery Miles 8 280 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The Binocular Ophthalmoscope is a chronological history of an instrument used by ophthalmologists and optometrists to examine binocularly the fundus, or back of the eye, of humans and animals. Following the invention of the ophthalmoscope in 1851 by Herman von Helmholtz there was a desire by some ophthalmologists to have a binocular form of this instrument. This was achieved in 1861 by the French ophthalmologist Marc Felix Giraud-Teulon. The instrument was difficult to use and very few were produced. At the turn of the 20th century table-mounted instruments made by Carl Zeiss Jena were introduced. The designer was Allvar Gullstrand, a Nobel Prize laureate, who incorporated a new feature of reflex-free optics. The instruments were big and expensive. Nearly 100 years after Giraud-Teulon's invention of the binocular ophthalmoscope another invention took place that transformed the examination of the eye binocularly. Charles Schepens, a young Belgian ophthalmologist, had the brilliant idea of combining the illumination with the binocular viewing box and attaching this to a headband. The outcome was the first head-worn binocular ophthalmoscope. Not only was the instrument used for the diagnosis of retinal conditions but it could be used during retinal surgery. Keeler Ltd, the company that both authors worked for during their business careers, produced their version in 1959 and subsequently became world leaders for this instrument. They still hold this position after 60 years. The book explores the many variations of the binocular ophthalmoscope, some bizarre, some successful but most less so.

Military Medical Revolution - How the UK's Defence Medical Services transformed in conflict, 1990 - 2015 (Paperback):... Military Medical Revolution - How the UK's Defence Medical Services transformed in conflict, 1990 - 2015 (Paperback)
David Vassallo
R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Lectures on Syphilitic Osteitis and Periostitis (Paperback): John Hamilton Lectures on Syphilitic Osteitis and Periostitis (Paperback)
John Hamilton
R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
An Essay on Fevers and Their Various Kinds, as Depending on Different Constitutions of the Blood - With Dissertations on Slow... An Essay on Fevers and Their Various Kinds, as Depending on Different Constitutions of the Blood - With Dissertations on Slow Nervous Fevers; on Putrid, Pestilential, Spotted Fevers; on the Small-Pox and on Pleurisies and Peripneumonies (Paperback)
John Huxham
R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
A Treatise on Female, Nervous, Hysterical, Hypochondriacal, Bilious, Convulsive Diseases, Apoplexy and Palsy - Which Thoughts... A Treatise on Female, Nervous, Hysterical, Hypochondriacal, Bilious, Convulsive Diseases, Apoplexy and Palsy - Which Thoughts on Madness, Suicide (Paperback)
William Rowley
R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Philosophy of Medicine - Or, Medical Extracts on the Nature of Health and Disease, Including the Laws of the Animal... The Philosophy of Medicine - Or, Medical Extracts on the Nature of Health and Disease, Including the Laws of the Animal Economy, and the Doctrines of Pneumatic Medicine (Paperback)
Robert John Thornton
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
An Account of the Sore Throat Attended With Ulcers - a Disease Which Hath of Late Years Appeared in This City, and in Several... An Account of the Sore Throat Attended With Ulcers - a Disease Which Hath of Late Years Appeared in This City, and in Several Parts of the Nation. by John Fothergill, M.D (Paperback)
John Fothergill
R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
General View of the Agriculture of the County of Norfolk - With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement (Paperback):... General View of the Agriculture of the County of Norfolk - With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement (Paperback)
Nathaniel Kent
R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Clinical Experiments, Histories, and Dissections (Paperback): Francis Home Clinical Experiments, Histories, and Dissections (Paperback)
Francis Home
R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Observations on Epidemic Disorders, With Remarks on Nervous and Malignant Fevers (Paperback): James Sims Observations on Epidemic Disorders, With Remarks on Nervous and Malignant Fevers (Paperback)
James Sims
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
A Short Historical Account of the Invention, Theory, and Practice, of Fire-Machinery - or Introduction to the Art of Making... A Short Historical Account of the Invention, Theory, and Practice, of Fire-Machinery - or Introduction to the Art of Making Machines, Vulgarly Called Steam-Engines (Paperback)
William Blakey
R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Columbarium - Or, the Pigeon-House. Followed by an Account of Some Medicines Prepar'd by John Moore (Paperback): John Moore Columbarium - Or, the Pigeon-House. Followed by an Account of Some Medicines Prepar'd by John Moore (Paperback)
John Moore
R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
An Essay on Natural Labours. by Thomas Denman, M.D (Paperback): Thomas Denman An Essay on Natural Labours. by Thomas Denman, M.D (Paperback)
Thomas Denman
R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
A Method of Preventing or Diminishing Pain in Several Operations of Surgery. by James Moore (Paperback): James Carrick Moore A Method of Preventing or Diminishing Pain in Several Operations of Surgery. by James Moore (Paperback)
James Carrick Moore
R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Letters to Married Women on Nursing and the Management of Children (Paperback): Hugh Smith Letters to Married Women on Nursing and the Management of Children (Paperback)
Hugh Smith
R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Physiology and Laws of Health (Paperback): Edward Jarvis Physiology and Laws of Health (Paperback)
Edward Jarvis
R523 Discovery Miles 5 230 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
A Complete Guide for the Management of Bees Throughout the Year (Paperback): Daniel Wildman A Complete Guide for the Management of Bees Throughout the Year (Paperback)
Daniel Wildman
R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Art of Surgery - in Which Is Laid Down Such a General Idea Od the Same ...: in Two Volumes (Paperback): Daniel Turner The Art of Surgery - in Which Is Laid Down Such a General Idea Od the Same ...: in Two Volumes (Paperback)
Daniel Turner
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Observations and Experiments on the Poison of Copper (Paperback): William Falconer Observations and Experiments on the Poison of Copper (Paperback)
William Falconer
R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor; Or, a Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Horned Cattle (Paperback): Francis Clater Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor; Or, a Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Horned Cattle (Paperback)
Francis Clater
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
First Lines of the Theory and Practice in Venereal Diseases (Paperback): William Nisbet First Lines of the Theory and Practice in Venereal Diseases (Paperback)
William Nisbet
R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
An Epistle to Dr. Richard Mead - Concerning the Epidemical Diseases of Virginia, Particularly, Pleurisy and Peripneumony:... An Epistle to Dr. Richard Mead - Concerning the Epidemical Diseases of Virginia, Particularly, Pleurisy and Peripneumony: Wherein Is Shewn the Surprising Efficacy of the Seneca Rattle-Snake Root, in Diseases Owing to a Viscidity and Coagulation of the Bloo (Paperback)
John Tennent
R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
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