A Short History of Medicine (Paperback)

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Immerse yourself in the history of medicine – a colorful story of skill, serendipity, trial and error, moments of genius, and dogged determination.

From traditional Chinese medicine to today’s sophisticated gene therapies and robotic surgery, A Short History of Medicine combines riveting storytelling and beautiful images, historical accounts and lucid explanations, to illuminate the story of medicine through time.

Witness early, bloody, anesthetic-free operations; see the first crude surgical instruments; trace the mapping of the circulatory system; follow the painstaking detective work that led to the decoding of the human genome; and understand the role that potions, cures, therapies, herbal medicines, and drugs have played in the human quest to tame and conquer disease, injury, and death.

Dive deep into this magnificent medicine book to discover:

- Vivid, compelling, and informative reads written in an engaging and colorful style
- Excerpts from documents, diaries, and notebooks offer fascinating eyewitness accounts.
- Charts and contextualizes the great milestones of medical history.

A Short History of Medicine
is a fascinating illustrated history and tale of drama and discovery that celebrates the milestones of medical history across generations and cultures. From eradicating smallpox to the early anesthetics, the very first transplants to the genetic code, this groundbreaking guide to the history of medicine has something for everyone to explore, learn and discover. 

Ideal for adults and young adults alike, whether you have a keen interest in medicine, science or social history, this all-encompassing medicine book is sure to quench your thirst for knowledge!

About the Author

Steve Parker is a writer, editor, and consultant specializing in general science and life sciences and a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. Steve has written more than 250 books, including The Human Body, Eyewitness Medicine, Eyewitness Human Body, and Medicine. He has been shortlisted for prizes ranging from BBC Blue Peter Book of the Year to Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year and the Rhône-Poulenc Prize, and won the 2014 BMA Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781465484642
ISBN-10: 1465484647
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: May 7th, 2019
Pages: 400
Language: English