1 Early life · Family · Education · Medical School at University College Cardiff and University College London.- 2 Graduates · House appointments at University College Hospital · Research on pulse and blood pressure · Meets Dr James Mackenzie in 1908 · Becomes editor of Heart.- 3 The electrocardiograph · Elucidates atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias · Gets his own department · Writes a mych acclaimed monograph · Meets Willem Einthoven.- 4 Appointed to the staff of UCH · Studies on the excitatory wave, bundle branch block, and ventricular hypertrophy · Research in medicine · Visit to Canada and the United State of America.- 5 The Medical Research Committee · The World War · The Soldier's Heart and the Effort Syndrome.- 6 Department of clinical research established · Atrial fibrillation and the circus movement · Mechanism and Graphic Registration of the Heart Beat · Experimental and clinical studies with quinidine.- 7 Visits Einthoven in Leiden · Endocariditis research · Congenital heart disease · Visit to the United States of America.- 8 War injuries used as research models · The triple reponse of the skin to injury, the H substance · Monograph on blood vessels of the human skin · Physiology and medicine · Third edition of The Mechanism · Nobel Prize for Einthoven · Death of Mackenzie · Controversy over dog experiments.- 9 Has a myocardial infarction · The Harvey Film · Royal Medal of the Royal Society · Disagreement with W.H. Craib · Presentation volume from his associates.- 10 Clinical Science.- 11 Cold and the skin · Cold urticaria and haemoglobinuria · Acrocyanosis · Raynaud's disease.- 12 Intermittent claudication · Factor P. Angina pectoris · Erythralgia · A visit to the United State of America in 1931 · R.T. Grant's 1000 patient follow up study.- 13 Diseases of the Heart · The Harveian Oration · Completion of eight years' work on the peripheral circulation · The last volume of Heart · Vascular Disorders of the LImbs · A second myocardial infarction.- 14 Studies of pain · The nocifensor system of nerves · Double pain response in the skin · Referred pain and tenderness.- 15 The cardiographic Department and the Department of Clinical Research · Hospital duties and teaching.- 16 Marriage · Family life · Holidays · Hobbies.- 17 The war years · Effors syndrome · Llandough Hospital · Monograph on Pain · Views on digitalis · Copley Medal · Final illness and death.- Appendices.- References.
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.
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