A Brief History of Medicine: From Hippocrates to Gene Therapy - Brief Histories (Paperback)
  • A Brief History of Medicine: From Hippocrates to Gene Therapy - Brief Histories (Paperback)
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A Brief History of Medicine: From Hippocrates to Gene Therapy - Brief Histories (Paperback)

A Brief History of Medicine: From Hippocrates to Gene Therapy - Brief Histories (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 23/06/2005
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Paul Strathern follows the development of medicine through the lives of its greatest practitioners, whose discoveries (and errors) shaped the course of medical history. Includes geniuses, such as Paracelsus, the father of medical chemistry, and Edward Jenner, whose vaccination banished smallpox, scientific endeavour, such as the discovery of X-rays, and mistakes both


fortunate and fatal. With grave robbing, plague and germ theory, quackery, nursing, syphilis, micro-organisms and penicillin along the way, this is the ultimate story of human --


and humane -- achievement.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781845291556
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
" 'Witty, illuminating, and blessedly concise.' Wall Street Journal 'A wonderfully entertaining and stimulating journey from alchemy to chemistry in search of the elements of our universe.' Jim Crace on Mendeleyev's Dream"

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