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The cover illustration shows Dr. Georg Haas supervising one of the first dialysis treatments, in 1926 (from p.399 of the book)
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ISBN: 0-387-27874-5
580 pages with more
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Size: 11'' x 8.7''
January 2006
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NobelMuseumExhibitionThe Exhibition Medicine from Art to Science, based on the illustrations of the book, that opened at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm March 28 2006 has moved to the University of Linköping in Linköping.
It opened on August 31 2006 as part of the celebration of the 20-th aniversary of establishing the Hälsouniversitetet.

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Topics at a glance

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Cardiovascular physiology, blood
  14. 1684 Boyle
The first work devoted entirely to the biochemistry of blood.

15. 1709 Hauksbee
Introducing apparatus for studying electrostatics, electric discharges, and light.

17. 1727 Hales
The first accurate blood pressure measurement and about gases in chemistry and physiology.

18. 1738 Bernoulli
A theory of gases and fluids, and the first calculation of the work performed by the heart.

23. 1788 Kite
The first demonstration of electric resuscitation with artificial ventilation.

35. 1828 Poiseuille
The mercury manometer introduced for blood pressure measurement.

37. 1837 Magnus
The first quantitative blood gas determinations.

44. 1851 Weber
Blood flow explained using a new wave theory.

51. 1862 Hoppe-Seyler
Haemoglobin discovered and its properties and spectra studied.

52. 1863 Marey
Measurement and registration of the arterial pulse and other physiologycal parameters.

56. 1870 Fick
A new method for measuring the cardiac output.

65. 1887 Waller
The demonstration of electric signals from the skin produced by the beat of the heart.

68. 1896 Riva-Rocci
The introduction of the modern technique of blood pressure measurement.

71. 1902 Einthoven
The construction of the modern ECG recorder.

91. 1959 Elmqvist, Senning
The presentation of the first fully implanted pacemaker.
Lung physiology, gases, ventilation, anaesthesia
Life processes, reproduction, metabolism, gas exchange
Germs, theory of diseases, drugs
Diagnostic methods and equipment
Materials, equipment and methods for treating disease
Basic materials and methods in clinical medicine and medical research
Anatomy, muscle movement, electrophysiology, sensory physiology