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General Surgery Resident Publishes Surgical History Book

Monday, December 23, 2019
Cover art for Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960

Congratulations to Dr. Justin Barr, General Surgery Resident, on having his book, Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960, published. Dr. Barr received his PhD in history from Yale University and his MD from the University of Virginia. He is currently a PGY-3 resident in general surgery and an instructor in history at Duke.

From the publisher, "Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960 reveals how social, technological, institutional, and military dynamics interplay to catalyze modern surgical innovation. Author Justin Barr examines each of these phenomena through the complementary perspectives of academic historian and clinical surgeon, marshaling extensive research and incisive analysis into a broadly applicable model that helps frame, illuminate, and forecast change in surgery."