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History of the Pancreas: Mysteries of a Hidden Organ

  • John M. Howard
  • Walter Hess

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. John M. Howard, Walter Hess
    Pages 1-64
  3. John M. Howard, Walter Hess
    Pages 65-98
  4. John M. Howard, Walter Hess
    Pages 99-164
  5. John M. Howard, Walter Hess
    Pages 165-260
  6. John M. Howard, Walter Hess
    Pages 261-316
  7. John M. Howard, Walter Hess
    Pages 317-362
  8. John M. Howard, Walter Hess
    Pages 363-397
  9. John M. Howard, Walter Hess
    Pages 399-419
  10. John M. Howard, Walter Hess
    Pages 421-518
  11. John M. Howard, Walter Hess
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  12. John M. Howard, Walter Hess
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  13. John M. Howard, Walter Hess
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  14. John M. Howard, Walter Hess
    Pages 657-664
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 665-729

About this book

Introduction

Never before has a comprehensive history of the pancreas like History of the Pancreas been published. It not only is a historical review of the science of medicine, it is liberally interspersed with anecdotal vignettes of the researchers who have worked on this organ. Much of it, such as the discovery of the duct of Wirsüng, of the islets of Langerhans, of insulin, gastrin and their tumors, reads like the adverture, which it is.

This book, divided into 14 chapters, is written in a narrative style and is easily readable, as glimpses of the investigators, those who failed as well as those who succeeded, adds both perspective and human interest. Each chapter is completely referenced, totaling over 1500 references.

As a reference book for students, teachers, investigators, writers, its detailed hjistorical documentation is unique. From the pre-Christian era of Asia Minor, to Greece, Rome, Europe and America, to the explosive progress in Japan, the history is there. History of the Pancreas: Mysteries of a Hidden Organ fills a gap.

Keywords

Optische Kohärenztomografie diagnosis imaging microscope physiology transplantation

Authors and affiliations

  • John M. Howard
    • 1
  • Walter Hess
    • 2
  1. 1.Emeritus Medical College of OhioToledoUSA
  2. 2.University of BaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0555-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5130-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0555-6
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