Monthly Archives: February 2012
On Thursday 23 February 2012 Professor Guy Maddern launched Mechanisms of Vascular Surgery, updating the first edition published by Cambridge University Press. Vascular specialists from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States and the United Arab Emirates have contributed chapters to this important reference work.
The book that we know and trust, with printed paper pages and bound in any number of covers, began life around 1439 when Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type. The impact was immediate and long-lasting. Suddenly texts that could only be hand-copied in small numbers and circulated among a tightly controlled few could be reproduced by [...]