Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History
Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History
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Annotation: Follow the gory pitfalls and the miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to the latest developments in IVF and gene therapy. Clear diagrams explain major diseases, such as cancer, and enhance understanding of human anatomy, surgical instruments, and the progression of treatment over the centuries, setting the great milestones of medical history in their wider social context.
Genre: Technology
Catalog Number: #148066
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Pages: 320 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-465-45341-5
ISBN 13: 978-1-465-45341-9
Dewey: 610.9
LCCN: 2016427995
Dimensions: 31 cm.
Subject Heading:
Medicine. History.
Language: English
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reading Level: 9.0
Interest Level: 9+

Medicine tells the fascinating story of the discipline, from ancient times to the present day, charting developments in healing, diagnosis, surgery, and drugs in a vividly visual and accessible format.

Follow the gory pitfalls and the miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to the latest developments in IVF and gene therapy. Clear diagrams explain major diseases, such as cancer, and enhance understanding of human anatomy, surgical instruments, and the progression of treatment over the centuries, setting the great milestones of medical history in their wider social context. A complementary illustrated reference section profiles all the main body systems and organs and explains their relevance in terms of the advancement of medicine.

A compelling blend of riveting stories, accessible information, and striking illustrations, Medicine shows and tells how medicine has evolved into the lifesaving discipline it is today.


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