The Medical Book: From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine (Hardback)
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The Medical Book: From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine (Hardback)

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Hardback 528 Pages / Published: 13/09/2012
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Following his hugely successful "The Math Book" and "The Physics Book", Clifford Pickover now chronicles the advancement of medicine in 250 entertaining, illustrated landmark events. Touching on such diverse subspecialties as genetics, pharmacology, neurology, sexology and immunology, Pickover intersperses obvious historical milestones; the Hippocratic Oath, general anesthesia, the Human Genome Project, with unexpected and intriguing topics like truth serum, the use of cocaine in eye surgery and face transplants.

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co Inc
ISBN: 9781402785856
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 1465 g
Dimensions: 215 x 186 x 37 mm


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"The writing is lively and the topics are varied . . . [Pickover] achieves his goals, and his brevity and breezy style should appeal to readers used to accessing information quickly on the Internet but who are still interested in picking up a book." --Library Journal
-The writing is lively and the topics are varied . . . [Pickover] achieves his goals, and his brevity and breezy style should appeal to readers used to accessing information quickly on the Internet but who are still interested in picking up a book.- --Library Journal

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