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Modern Medicine
     

Modern Medicine

by Chris Oxlade
 

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There have been extraordinary changes in medicine since the start of the 20th Century. Diseases that were killers in 1900, such as polio, have been almost wiped out. Hundreds of new drugs have been developed. This book shows how today's extraordinary surgical techniques, such as heart transplants, would have been unthinkable for a doctor a hundred years ago. And,

Overview

There have been extraordinary changes in medicine since the start of the 20th Century. Diseases that were killers in 1900, such as polio, have been almost wiped out. Hundreds of new drugs have been developed. This book shows how today's extraordinary surgical techniques, such as heart transplants, would have been unthinkable for a doctor a hundred years ago. And, unlike 1900, people in many countries today can see a doctor or other healthcare worker when they need to, often for free.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410946522
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
Medicine Through the Ages Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
970L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of non-fiction books for children. He has written more than 200 titles on science, technology, sports and hobbies, from encyclopedia articles to fun activity books.

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