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Industrial Age Medicine

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Why did medicine and its place in the sciences enter a period of rapid change in the 18th century?

Why did people question old ideas about the human body and about how to cure or prevent disease?

Industrial Age Medicine shows how a wide range of inventions, developments, and other factors created ideal circumstances for medicine to make huge advances in the Industrial Age.

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Overview

Why did medicine and its place in the sciences enter a period of rapid change in the 18th century?

Why did people question old ideas about the human body and about how to cure or prevent disease?

Industrial Age Medicine shows how a wide range of inventions, developments, and other factors created ideal circumstances for medicine to make huge advances in the Industrial Age.

The Medicine Through the Ages series tracks changes to human understanding of health and disease through history. It uses "common confusions" panels to tackle myths and misunderstandings, biography panels to describe innovators, and word banks to explain challenging and unfamiliar terms.

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 8 Up—These noteworthy volumes cover medicine's progression from ancient times to the present day. They highlight theories, equipment, medications, procedures, diseases of particular concern, milestones, and more. They do not explore medicine in a vacuum, though, addressing the inextricable link between it and society at large. Unlike some series that fall into the limiting trap of cookie-cutter layouts and organization, these volumes only generally resemble one another and have abundant, fascinating material particular to their respective eras. The writing is straightforward and refrains from sensationalism, letting the torturous reality of early medicine speak for itself. The text is supplemented by interesting sidebars and informative photographs, maps, diagrams, and reproductions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410946515
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Medicine Through the Ages Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Medicine on the Move 4

Beginning to Understand Diseases 8

Cleaning Up Medicine 12

The Proof of Germ Theory 16

Hospitals 20

The Growth of Public Health 24

War and Changes in Medicine 30

Women and Medicine 34

The Brain, the Mind, and Medicine 38

The Medical Revolution 40

Timeline 42

Glossary 44

Find Out More 46

Index 48

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