This article traces salient points in the history of surgery, such as the discovery of anesthesia, asepsis and antisepsis, which permitted surgery’s ascendancy after centuries of unimportance. Encouraged by such breakthroughs, the yearning to learn was often accompanied by ethical dilemmas on the one hand and on the other by ideological resistance on the part of the scientific community, which was often hostile to new medical findings. This was one of the greatest obstacles of the past for the distinguished individuals who had the courage to go against the tide, to break with existing paradigms, to overcome opposition to innovation. These men functioned as a stimulus to bring scientific knowledge head to head with ethics with the goal of healing ancient irreconcilable differences. The past is not simply the past; it lives on through the historical narrative of exemplary lives of certain physicians.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo
|[Autom. eng. transl.] The genesis of the new in the history of surgery between a desire for knowledge and ethical conflicts
|Numero di pagine
|Medicina e Morale
|Stato di pubblicazione
|Pubblicato - 2012
- STORIA DELLA MEDICINA