Medicine

Medicine A Graphic History

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Synopsis

In the Middle Ages, surgery was performed by barbers, owing to their skill with sharp instruments. In the mid-19th century, a "grand exhibition" of the effects of laughing gas inadvertently led to the discovery of anaesthesia. Three decades later, Louis Pasteur enjoyed a crucial breakthrough in his search for vaccinations because his assistant decided, against his orders, to take a vacation.

In Medicine: A Graphic History, surgeon and professor of medical history Jean-Noël Fabiani stitches together the most significant and intriguing episodes from the history of medicine, from chance breakthroughs to hard-fought scientific discoveries.

Spanning centuries and crossing continents, this fast-paced and yet rigorously detailed graphic novel guides us through one of the most wondrous strands of human history, covering everything from blood-letting to organ donation, x-rays to prosthetics.

About the Publisher

SelfMadeHero

SelfMadeHero

SelfMadeHero is a quirky independent publishing house committed to producing ground-breaking work in the graphic novel medium. We commission independently minded, commercially successful work while championing the very best graphic novels in translation. We are extremely proud of our high editorial and production values and are known for successfully promoting our authors through our innovative press and marketing campaigns. UK Young Publisher of the Year 2008: Winner. The FutureBook Digital Innovation Awards 2011: Highly Commended

Book information

ISBN: 9781910593790
Publisher: SelfMadeHero
Imprint: SelfMadeHero
Pub date:
DEWEY: 610.222
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 11485
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 746g
Height: 190mm
Width: 260mm
Spine width: 17mm