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Medical Technology

Medical Technology

by Lisa Yount

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 UpTen medical and scientific professionals and seven breakthroughs that had profound effects on medical practices form the substance of this book. Each chapter talks about one specific way medicine was changed because of the experimentation and invention of a man, or men, whose work is chronicled here. The narrative reads smoothly and is not so technical as to deter average readers. Chapters end with a chronology tracing the breakthrough from the first small steps to its acceptance into general usage. There are also chapter-by-chapter lists for further reading, Web site addresses, and source notes. Black-and-white photos add interest and diagrams help to clarify some of the more technical explanations. Within the chapters, boxed features present related information. They have an icon list on the left side to alert students to the type of feature (parallels, other inventors, issues, social impact, etc.); they are more distracting than enlightening as they make the pages look very busy. Words are defined sporadically throughout the text; some are subject-specific terms that readers may not know, while others are common enough as to have their definition seem unnecessary. All in all, an interesting book with some worthwhile material that should be useful for reports.Marilyn Fairbanks, East Junior High School, Brockton, MA

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Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
Milestones in Discovery and Invention Series
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Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.43(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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