A Short History of Medicine

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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... Read more

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!

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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!

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Subject: History

Brand: DK Books

Publisher Date: 05/07/2019

Author: Steve Parker

Dimensions: 7.81 x 5.06

UPC: 9781465484642

Pages: 400