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A History of Limb Amputation
by John Kirkup

A History of Limb Amputation presents a unique and coherent study of natural amputations due to congenital absence, disease, frostbite, toxins, domestic and wild animal trauma, and non-medical reasons related to punitive, ritual and legal decisions.

A History of Limb Amputation summarising the evolution of:

  • control of haemorrhage and infection
  • pain relief
  • techniques
  • instrumentation
  • complications
  • prostheses
  • results and case histories

Contents

  1. Natural Causes of Dismemberment
  2. Accidental Causes for Amputation: Auto-Amputation
  3. Ritual, Punitive, Legal and Iatrogenic Causes
  4. Cold Steel and Gunshot Causes
  5. Elective Amputation: Early Evolution to the End of the 17th Century
  6. Elective Amputation: From the 18th Century to 1846
  7. Elective Amputation: From 1846 to Recent Times
  8. Interpretations of Amputation by Society, Patients and Surgeons
  9. Surgical Instrumentation and Equipment
  10. Indications, Timing and Procedures
  11. Stumps: Reattachment, Management, Complications, Revision and Care for Limb-Fitting
  12. Artificial Limbs and Rehabilitation

Index

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A History of Limb Amputation
by John Kirkup
2007 • 184 pages • $184.00 + shipping
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