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A Short History of Medicine

Paperback

Immerse yourself in the history of medicine – a colourful 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. A short history of medicine is an engrossing illustrated history and tale of drama and discovery that celebrates the milestones of medical history across generations and cultures.

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Immerse yourself in the history of medicine – a colourful 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. A short history of medicine is an engrossing illustrated history and tale of drama and discovery that celebrates the milestones of medical history across generations and cultures.

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Format Paperback
ISBN-10 0241379652
ISBN-13 978-0241379653
Release Date 10 Jun 2019
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