Medicine Becomes a Science, 1840-1999

Medicine Becomes a Science, 1840-1999

by Kate Kelly
     
 

The History of Medicine is a six-volume chronological account of the development of biology and chemistry and the economic and policy issues associated with public health. The interdisciplinary set begins with an exploration of the medical practices of early humans and concludes with a volume presenting readers with the vital information they need to answer

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The History of Medicine is a six-volume chronological account of the development of biology and chemistry and the economic and policy issues associated with public health. The interdisciplinary set begins with an exploration of the medical practices of early humans and concludes with a volume presenting readers with the vital information they need to answer questions concerning the future, from understanding personal risks associated with certain diseases to the ethical questions concerning organ transplants and the preservation of life.

Medicine Becomes a Science: 1840-1999 traces the historic events and scientific and technical breakthroughs that led to a century and a half of rapid progress in combating disease. During this period, male and female scientists and physicians discovered the cause of a number of life-threatening conditions and advanced medical diagnosis and treatment The author links these accomplishments directly to the state of medical care in the 21st century, especially evidence-based medicine, which integrates individual clinical expertise with evidence from systematic research.

The volume includes information on

advances in medication

anthrax

blood, circulation, and the heart

diagnosis and treatment

DNA and medical developments

Polio

war and pain treatment and management

women and modern medicine

The book contains more than 40 color photographs and line illustrations, sidebars, a translation of the Hippocratic Oath, a chronology, a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. The History of Medicine is essential for high school students, teachers, and general readers who wish to learn about how and when various medical discoveries were made and how those discoveries affected health care at the time.

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 7 Up—This series entry tells the story of some of the most fantastic advances in the field. It covers the time period when medicine moved from guesswork to being a real, measurable science. Because of the sheer amount of material to discuss, the author details the history episodically by profiling specific people and their contributions, certain advances and how they were made, who contributed to them, etc. The text is highly engaging and readable. Students interested in a career in medicine or in history will enjoy this book. Highlights include Louis Pasteur; early women pioneers, such as Elizabeth Blackwell; improvements in diagnostic tools and medications; and specific chapters about polio and advances made in medicine during wartime. A solid and versatile resource.—Robin Henry, Wakeland High School, Frisco, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816072095
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Facts on File History of Medicine Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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