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Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Gerald Imber

Clearly an homage to the man to whom “virtually every academically affiliated surgeon can trace his or her teachers,” teaching surgeon Imber’s effort is more than a biography. It is a scholarly reconstruction, complete with historical … see full wiki

Author: Gerald Imber
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
2 reviews about Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life...
review by . March 30, 2010
"Genius on the Edge" is an interesting book describing the medical developments (especially in surgery) during the period of about 1846 to 1922. The first third of the book mainly focused on what surgery was like before this period, on the developments that occurred from 1846 to 1889, and how they affected Halsted's medical training and prompted his surgical innovations. The rest of the book was more a series of short biographies of men who worked with Halsted and the developments they (and he) …
review by . February 15, 2010
Genius on the Edge by Dr. Gerald Imber MD  Kaplan Publishing    Title of the Review: Genius Recognized    Reviewed by: Dr. Joseph S. Maresca CPA, CISA    The author, Dr. Gerald Imber, MD does an excellent job of  documenting the life and times of Dr. William S. Halsted MD.  Dr. William Stewart Halsted was educated in New York initially.  He attended Yale and the College of Physicians and Surgeons …
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