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dc.creatorAbboud, Carolina
dc.date2017-07-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-23T17:43:50Z
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dc.date.created2017-07-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/12963
dc.description.abstractWilliam Stewart Halsted was a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, during the late 1800s and early 1900s. In 1894 Halsted described his procedure for treating breast cancer by removing the breast tissue, chest muscles, and lymph nodes in the armpit, a procedure he named radical mastectomy, and that became the standard of care for treating breast cancer until 1970. He also made contributions to other novel medical procedures such as gallbladder surgery, blood transfusions, antiseptic techniques, anesthesia use, and using plates and screws to hold bones in position when setting bone fractures. At Johns Hopkins Hospital, Halsted established a surgical training program in which he allowed medical students and surgical residents to shadow him and perform procedures under his guidance. In the twentieth century, similar training programs spread across the country and informed the standardization of medical training. Halsted devised a surgical treatment for breast cancer and reshaped the way physicians practiced medicine in the twentieth century, which resulted in better health outcomes through more careful surgical methods, especially in women with breast cancer.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshHalsted, William, 1852-1922en_US
dc.subject.lcshJohns Hopkins University. School of Medicineen_US
dc.subject.lcshJohns Hopkins Hospitalen_US
dc.subject.lcshColumbia College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York, N.Y.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshBellevue Hospital Centeren_US
dc.subject.lcshNuland, Sherwin B.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMastectomyen_US
dc.subject.lcshRoosevelt Hospital (New York, N.Y.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshSurgeryen_US
dc.subject.lcshAsepsis and antisepsisen_US
dc.subject.lcshYale Medical Group (Yale University. School of Medicine)en_US
dc.subject.meshBreast Neoplasmsen_US
dc.subject.meshBlood Transfusionen_US
dc.subject.meshHalsted Mastectomyen_US
dc.subject.meshMastectomy, Radicalen_US
dc.titleWilliam Stewart Halsted (1852-1922)en_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagSurgeryen_US
dc.subject.tagBiographyen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-07-23en_US
dc.contributer.editorGleason, Kevinen_US


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