The Medical Book

The Medical Book

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

eBook - 2012
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Sterling
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.


Baker & Taylor
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
ISBN: 9781402792335
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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