Immerse yourself in the history of medicine - a colourful story of skill, serendipity, trial and error, moments of genius, and dogged determination.
From traditional chinese medicine to today's sophisticated gene therapies and robotic surgery, A Short History of Medicine combines riveting storytelling and beautiful images, historical accounts and lucid explanations, to illuminate the story of medicine through time.
Witness early, bloody, anaesthetic-free operations; see the first crude surgical instruments; trace the mapping of the circulatory system; follow the painstaking detective work that led to the decoding of the human genome; and understand the role that potions, cures, therapies, herbal medicines, and drugs have played in the human quest to tame and conquer disease, injury, and death.
Dive deep into this magnificent medicine book to discover:
- Vivid, compelling, and informative read written in an engaging and colourful style
- Excerpts from documents, diaries, and notebooks offers fascinating eyewitness accounts.
- Charts and contextualises the great milestones of medical history.
A Short History of Medicine is an engrossing illustrated history and tale of drama and discovery that celebrates the milestones of medical history across generations and cultures. From eradicating smallpox to the early anaesthetics, the very first transplants to the genetic code, this groundbreaking guide to the history of medicine has something for everyone to explore, learn and discover.
Ideal for adults and young adults alike, whether you have a keen interest in medicine, science or social history, this all-encompassing medicine book is sure to quench your thirst for knowledge!