Monstrous Medicine

Monstrous Medicine

by Hannah Isbell


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The history of medicine is chock full of weird and wild remedies as well as brilliant breakthroughs. Through entertaining text, full-color images, and intriguing sidebars, readers will explore the most bizarre medical treatments of the past, including elixirs made of toxic metals, dressings of dung, corpse cures, and cupping. By examining the innovative ways different cultures around the world utilized the resources they had available to them to treat illness and injury, students will also learn the difference between weird science and quackery. They'll discover how some monstrous medical missteps led to modern medical miracles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978513785
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 01/15/2020
Series: Creepy, Kooky Science
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

1 Horrible History 8

2 Gross Elixirs and Ointments 15

3 Leeches, Maggots, and Beneficial Beasts 22

4 Barbary and Bedlam 30

5 Bacteria: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 36

Chapter Notes 42

Glossary 45

Further Reading 47

Index 48

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