The Story of Medicine: From Leeches to Gene Therapy

The Story of Medicine: From Leeches to Gene Therapy

by Mary Dobson
     
 

In The Story of Medicine, esteemed medical historian and author Mary Dobson charts the ways in which we have fought with disease and injury over several millennia--from the â??humors' of Hippocrates to Edward Jenner and the eradication of smallpox; from Florence Nightingale's nursing reforms to Crick and Watson's DNA chain.

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In The Story of Medicine, esteemed medical historian and author Mary Dobson charts the ways in which we have fought with disease and injury over several millennia--from the â??humors' of Hippocrates to Edward Jenner and the eradication of smallpox; from Florence Nightingale's nursing reforms to Crick and Watson's DNA chain.

Beautifully realized with paintings, illustrations and photographs, this volume is filled with the trauma as well as the triumph of medical science: including the pain of the surgeon's knife in the centuries before anesthetics, the body-snatchers of the nineteenth century, and the realities of battlefield surgery. Moving and revealing, here is a fascinating study of the glorious--and sometimes dangerous--pursuit of medical science.

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PRAISE FOR MARY DOBSON'S DISEASE
"An amazing book...written in clear and concise chapters and free of scientific jargon."—Western Daily Press

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ISBN-13:
9781623650582
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
629,476
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.88(d)

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