A Short History of Medicine

A Short History of Medicine

Paperback (02 May 2019) | English

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Synopsis

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.

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Dorling Kindersley Limited

Dorling Kindersley Limited

Founded in London in 1974, Dorling Kindersley are enormously proud to be the world's leading illustrated reference publisher. DK strives to make everything it produces, better by design, our aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages. Everything we make from books, eBooks and apps give unrivalled clarity to topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in both our design and our digital products.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241379653
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Imprint: Dorling Kindersley Limited
Pub date:
DEWEY: 610.9
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 10154
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 350g
Height: 131mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 30mm