Cardiology as a medical specialty originated in the 20th century and Britain played an important role in its development. British Cardiology in the 20th Century provides the first comprehensive account of the British contributions to this exciting field as well as the interesting story of many of the people and institutions who were involved. Many of the key changes in the understanding of the physiology of the heart and their clinical implications were discovered by these individuals.
This book will be of great interest to clinicians, students, and medical historians who wish to gain a historical understanding and appreciation of this dynamic clinical discipline that has improved the health and prognosis for so many.
Highlights the unique British contributions made to cardiology as a specialty in the 20th century
Stimulates interest in and awareness of British cardiology to an international audience
Explains how the specialty evolved first in Britain and then elsewhere
Provides a reliable historical resource for current and future writers
Describes British practice and treatment for heart disease during the 20th century
Provides a history of some of the figures, institutions, and organisations which played an important part in cardiology