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Ending and Extending Life

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Ending and Extending Life

By Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald

Facts on File, Hardcover, 9780816062058, 222pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2010

Description

Ending and Extending Life takes a detailed look at several bold medical innovations that have saved and improved the lives of millions of patients. Mechanical ventilation, organ transplantation and other life-saving surgical techniques, new diagnostic technologies (such as CT and MRI scans), advanced chemotherapy and antiviral drugs, and tube feeding are only a few of the many medical enhancements that have had exciting and complex implications for patients, loved ones, and health care practitioners.