Medicina

Medicina

Published by DK

RRP: CA$50.00

Book description

The fascinating story of the discipline, from ancient times to the present day, charting developments in healing, diagnosis, surgery, and drugs in a vividly visual and accessible format.

Follow the gory pitfalls and the miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to the latest developments in IVF and gene therapy. Clear diagrams explain major diseases, such as cancer, and enhance understanding of human anatomy, surgical instruments, and the progression of treatment over the centuries, setting the great milestones of medical history in their wider social context.

A compelling blend of riveting stories, accessible information, and striking illustrations, Medicine shows and tells how medicine has evolved into the lifesaving discipline it is today.

Desde las primeras sangrías y los robos de cadáveres, hasta los últimos descubrimientos o terapia celular, Medicina muestra los sangrientos escollos y espectaculares hitos de la historia de la medicina. Mediante evocadoras ilustraciones, diagramas esclarecedores y sugerentes textos, presenta los fascinantes avances en el diagnóstico, la cirugía, el tratamiento y la farmacología a lo largo del tiempo, y narra las historias de los protagonistas de esta ciencia.