The Medical Book

The Medical Book

From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons : 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine

Book - 2012
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Chronologically documents two hundred and fifty medical milestones from 10,000 B.C. to modern times, including the history of separating conjoined twins, the discovery of viruses, and the Human Genome Project.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., c2012
Description: 527 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781402785856
1402785852
Branch Call Number: 610.9 Pic

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Dec 16, 2017

I really enjoyed reading these little gobbets of medical history. The bibliography is fairly good, but the library I use doesn't have most the items listed, not even those mentioned under 'general'. I was most edified by the numerous entries on anatomy, which went through numerous developments, and made note of the books mentioned. There was a curious lack of what were called 'curiosities' or 'monstrosities', though historically, their investigation, including their anatomy, were a major contributor to the development of medical science, much to the embarrassment of today's doctors.

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