Medicine Today: 2000 to the Present

Medicine Today: 2000 to the Present

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

Overview

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 Today: 2000 to the Present provides information on significant developments in medical research, discovery, and technology. It is a notable addition to the history of medicine because it puts into perspective the discoveries of the time period and presents a focused overview of the current state of medical science. The book illustrates the advances that today's scientific community is making to ensure that the safest decisions are made in all medical situations.

The volume includes information on

the environment and human health

health care

medical ethics

nanotechnology

preventive medicine

stem cell research

the swine flu, HIV/AIDS, and SARS

transplants

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.

The History of Medicine Set

Early Civilizations

Medicine Becomes a Science

Medicine Today

The Middle Ages

Old World and New

The Scientific Revolution and Medicine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816072101
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Facts on File History of Medicine Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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