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AuthorHollman, Arthur. author
TitleSir Thomas Lewis [electronic resource] : Pioneer Cardiologist and Clinical Scientist / by Arthur Hollman
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 1997
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Descript XX, 300 p. online resource


Sir Thomas Lewis has become one of the greatest cardiologists of this century. He was foremost in using the newly invented electrocardiograph to diagnose heart disease and was a pioneer of cardiac electro-physiology. This is the first biography of Sir Thomas Lewis, who became famous, whilst still quite young, for his outstanding pioneer work in electrocardiography. It recounts the scientific career of Lewis, together with accounts of his hospital work and teaching, and his familiy life and hobbies. There are over 100 illustrations including Lewis and his co-workers, and much of the information about Lewis has been derived from first hand accounts by his former associates. This biography appeal to cardiologists and to those physicians, surgeons and research workers with a special interest in the skin, pain and vascular disease, as well as clinical physiologists and medical historians


1 Early life ยท Family ยท Education ยท Medical School at University College Cardiff and University College London -- 2 Graduates ยท House appointments at University College Hospital ยท Research on pulse and blood pressure ยท Meets Dr James Mackenzie in 1908 ยท Becomes editor of Heart -- 3 The electrocardiograph ยท Elucidates atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias ยท Gets his own department ยท Writes a mych acclaimed monograph ยท Meets Willem Einthoven -- 4 Appointed to the staff of UCH ยท Studies on the excitatory wave, bundle branch block, and ventricular hypertrophy ยท Research in medicine ยท Visit to Canada and the United State of America -- 5 The Medical Research Committee ยท The World War ยท The Soldierโ{128}{153}s Heart and the Effort Syndrome -- 6 Department of clinical research established ยท Atrial fibrillation and the circus movement ยท Mechanism and Graphic Registration of the Heart Beat ยท Experimental and clinical studies with quinidine -- 7 Visits Einthoven in Leiden ยท Endocariditis research ยท Congenital heart disease ยท Visit to the United States of America -- 8 War injuries used as research models ยท The triple reponse of the skin to injury, the H substance ยท Monograph on blood vessels of the human skin ยท Physiology and medicine ยท Third edition of The Mechanism ยท Nobel Prize for Einthoven ยท Death of Mackenzie ยท Controversy over dog experiments -- 9 Has a myocardial infarction ยท The Harvey Film ยท Royal Medal of the Royal Society ยท Disagreement with W.H. Craib ยท Presentation volume from his associates -- 10 Clinical Science -- 11 Cold and the skin ยท Cold urticaria and haemoglobinuria ยท Acrocyanosis ยท Raynaudโ{128}{153}s disease -- 12 Intermittent claudication ยท Factor P. Angina pectoris ยท Erythralgia ยท A visit to the United State of America in 1931 ยท R.T. Grantโ{128}{153}s 1000 patient follow up study -- 13 Diseases of the Heart ยท The Harveian Oration ยท Completion of eight yearsโ{128}{153} work on the peripheral circulation ยท The last volume of Heart ยท Vascular Disorders of the LImbs ยท A second myocardial infarction -- 14 Studies of pain ยท The nocifensor system of nerves ยท Double pain response in the skin ยท Referred pain and tenderness -- 15 The cardiographic Department and the Department of Clinical Research ยท Hospital duties and teaching -- 16 Marriage ยท Family life ยท Holidays ยท Hobbies -- 17 The war years ยท Effors syndrome ยท Llandough Hospital ยท Monograph on Pain ยท Views on digitalis ยท Copley Medal ยท Final illness and death -- Appendices -- References

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