The Medical Millennium

The Medical Millennium

by H S.J. Lee
     
 

This is an extensively illustrated review of 1000 notable men and women who have contributed most to our current knowledge of medicine and surgery over the past 1000 years. Its publication celebrates what has truly been the medical millennium - an unprecedented triumph of human endeavor as succeeding generations of pioneers have built on the work of earlier doctors… See more details below

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This is an extensively illustrated review of 1000 notable men and women who have contributed most to our current knowledge of medicine and surgery over the past 1000 years. Its publication celebrates what has truly been the medical millennium - an unprecedented triumph of human endeavor as succeeding generations of pioneers have built on the work of earlier doctors and scientists to provide yet further insights and advances during an extraordinary era of progress stretching from folklore to high science. Handsomely bound, this is an educational and absorbing record of the heroes and heroines of the medical millennium.

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Reviewer: Ronald S. Miller, MD (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Description: This is a 113-page biographical dictionary of scientists and clinicians who have made seminal discoveries and other important contributions to medicine.
Purpose: The purpose is to identify or describe some of the men and women who have made especially notable advances in medicine throughout the last 100 years. Clearly, this is a worthy objective, though a truly comprehensive dictionary is likely to be achieved only after a second or third edition is published.
Audience: The contribution of each is concisely summarized, usually in a single sentence. This brevity might frustrate a historian, but it is a virtue for medical students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who wish to know the primary contributions of famous persons in medicine, many of whom are eponymous (i.e., have a disease or a symptom or sign named after them). The book is not so technical as to be difficult for a lay audience to understand and enjoy.
Features: There are photographs or drawings of many entrants, which adds to one's enjoyment of the book. This alphabetical compendium of the greats in medicine is an important reference, as the author states, for "all those interested in the practice and history of medicine."
Assessment: Like any dictionary this book is not intended to be read as a novel, though some will enjoy browsing through the pages and reading about individuals whose names are familiar (or at least it seems as if they should be).
Ronald S. Miller
This is a 113-page biographical dictionary of scientists and clinicians who have made seminal discoveries and other important contributions to medicine. The purpose is to identify or describe some of the men and women who have made especially notable advances in medicine throughout the last 100 years. Clearly, this is a worthy objective, though a truly comprehensive dictionary is likely to be achieved only after a second or third edition is published. The contribution of each is concisely summarized, usually in a single sentence. This brevity might frustrate a historian, but it is a virtue for medical students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who wish to know the primary contributions of famous persons in medicine, many of whom are eponymous (i.e., have a disease or a symptom or sign named after them). The book is not so technical as to be difficult for a lay audience to understand and enjoy. There are photographs or drawings of many entrants, which adds to one's enjoyment of the book. This alphabetical compendium of the greats in medicine is an important reference, as the author states, for "all those interested in the practice and history of medicine." Like any dictionary this book is not intended to be read as a novel, though some will enjoy browsing through the pages and reading about individuals whose names are familiar (or at least it seems as if they should be).
Booknews
1000 extremely brief entries from Peter of Abano (who studied and classified poisons) to Yvunge Zotterman (a Swedish nerve impulse researcher). The alphabetically organized entries offer birth and death dates, as well as a sentence-length synopsis of the individuals primary achievement. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850704669
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/15/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.51(d)

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