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The Memoirs of Allen Oldfather Whipple : The Man Behind the Whipple Operation - Samir Johna

The Memoirs of Allen Oldfather Whipple

The Man Behind the Whipple Operation

Paperback Published: 1st May 2003
ISBN: 9781903378144
Number Of Pages: 222

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To the abdominal surgeon a first successful Whipple
procedure is what a first combat mission is to the
fighter pilot: a symbol of competence - the fruits of
prolonged training. Not many surgeons managed to
incorporate their names into a commonly used eponym;
Allen Whipple did and so became immortalised as a
household name to surgeons world-wide. Yet, little has
been known and written about Whipple, the great American
surgeon - the person and his other interests. This is
what this book is about: an edited version of Whipple's
previously unpublished memories, which until now - for
more than forty years - has collected dust. In these
pages the retired Whipple describes the journey of his
life from the very beginning in Persia, where he was
born, to the very end in New Jersey where he died. He
provides snap shots of himself, his family and friends,
his colleagues, and the changing times in which he lived.
The editors have abbreviated the original manuscript by a
third and have added footnotes and illustrations. An
introduction and 'end page' adds perspective to the
memoirs. It has been said "God put the pancreas in the
back because he did not want surgeons messing with it".
Allen Whipple had the courage to mess with the pancreas
and to show us how to mess with it successfully. But what
kind of man was he and how did he arrive at his
achievements? Find out in this book.

Dedicationp. iii
Acknowledgementsp. iv
Forewordp. vii
Highlights of the life and career of Allen O. Whipplep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Ancestorsp. 5
Early life 1881-1894p. 15
The teen years in Persia 1894-1896p. 31
Life in Duluth, Minnesota 1896-1900p. 37
Princeton, New Jersey 1900-1904p. 41
Medical School 1904-1908p. 55
Roosevelt Hospital - Internship 1909-1911p. 61
The Presbyterian Hospital 1911-1915p. 71
Junior Attending 1915-1921p. 81
Director of Surgery 1921-1930p. 85
Sabbatical in Europe 1930p. 99
A tragedy and more Europe 1930-1937p. 113
Mother's death and the Scandinavian trip 1937p. 119
Pancreatic surgery 1933-1946p. 123
Operation in Rome, the Pope and Europe 1941p. 127
World War II 1939-1945p. 141
Retirement and the trip to the Middle East 1946p. 153
Lebanon and the Holy Land 1946p. 163
Memorial Hospital 1947-1950p. 183
Princeton, hobbies, honors and final years 1951-1963p. 189
Epilogue 1962-1963p. 219
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781903378144
ISBN-10: 1903378141
Series: TFM PUBLISHING MEDIC
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 1st May 2003
Publisher: TFM Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 14.4  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.5