Until the early 1970s, patients with lower limbs affected with gangrene traditionally received amputation. When a young surgeon working at New York’s Montefiore Hospital helped develop better techniques for vascular repair, however, up to 90% of affected limbs were eventually saved. This marked the beginning of a pioneering career that established author Frank J. Veith […]
Written as a warning to others, Dr. Steven J. Cyr’s book discusses the pitfalls of being a physician entrepreneur and the severe legal challenges to himself, his family, and his surgical spine practice that he eventually surmounted.
Cyr, who practices as the world’s only dual fellowship-trained orthopedic/cosmetic surgeon, is no medical neophyte. He served as […]
In this alternative medicine book, Dr. Mark Sircus, a Brazilian acupuncturist and honorary doctor of oriental and pastoral medicine, discusses hydrogen therapy and how it can treat disease and enhance health.
Sircus posits that hydrogen gas’s anti-inflammatory effects may provide antioxidant intervention for a range of conditions, including COVID-19 infection, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric disorders, neurodegenerative […]
In his French Surgery of the Eighteenth Century, Serge J. Dos offers an extraordinary compression of facts, anecdotes, biographical portraits, procedural descriptions and lists of inventions, aiming to show how 18th century Paris “had become the greatest center for surgery,” and how the creation of the Royal Academy of Surgery “outshone all other achievements.” In […]
Hear Our Cry recalls Dr. Aletha W. Tippett’s “twenty-year journey…through the world of wounds, amputations and limb salvage,” complete with full-color illustrations.
This book is not for the faint of heart. Readers will need to steel themselves to view images of gangrenous limbs and amputated feet—not to mention pictures of therapy maggots—among other wound issues […]
Sleep apnea, the temporary cessation of breathing during sleep, affects more than 100 million individuals worldwide, notes author Paul Rodriguez. In Breathless Sleep…no more, he shares his personal struggle with the condition and his discovery of the Buteyko Breathing Method, a technique that improved his apnea.
Rodriguez knows from experience how disturbed sleep can physically […]