Medical Mishaps: Learning from Bad Ideas

Medical Mishaps: Learning from Bad Ideas

by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan


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See some of the world's most messed-up medical mishaps at a microscopic level. Find out how each procedure, tool, or surgery failed, the basic science that was missed, and what doctors learned from their mistakes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496666222
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 01/01/2020
Series: Fantastic Fails
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan is an author from Pittsburgh, PA. She writes books for readers from pre-kindergarten to middle school. She writes fiction and non-fiction for many magazines including Highlights for Children, Muse, Cricket. She's the regional advisor for SCBWI Pennsylvania: West. She enjoys running and reading and has created her fair share of dessert disasters.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Not Funny!

The Four Humors 4

Chapter 2 What's that Smell?

Urinalysis 8

Chapter 3 Bloody Business

Bloodletting 12

Chapter 4 Shaping Isn't Caring

Blood Transfusions 16

Chapter 5 A Real Headache!

Trepanning 20

Chapter 6 Attacking from the Inside Out

Germ Theory to Vaccinations 24

Chapter 7 Moldy Medicine

Penicillin 28

Chapter 8 Shocking Sickness

Electric Therapy 32

Chapter 9 Just Zap It

Radiation Therapy 36

Chapter 10 My Head Hurts!

Lobotomies 40

Medicine Moves Along 44

Glossary 46

Reap More 47

Internet Sites 47

Index 48


Useful for at-level third or fourth graders, or for hi-low readers in middle school reading at a third or fourth grade level; High interest topic ties to social studies curriculum; Inspires growth mindset

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