Medicine / written by Steve Parker
By: Parker, Steve.
Contributor(s): Science Museum (Great Britain).Series: Eyewitness guides 88. Publisher: London : Dorling Kindersley in association with the Science Museum, London, 1995Description: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0751361437.Subject(s): Medical instruments and apparatus -- History -- Juvenile literature | Medicine -- History -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 610
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What is medicine? - In the beginning. - Spirits and healing. - Plants and healing. - Eastern philosophies. - Ancient Greece . - The Roman Empire. - The Islamic tradition. - Magic and superstition. - Renaissance and revolution. - Progress and practice. - Advances in diagnosis. - Beyond the human eye. - Germs and disease. - Public health. - Fads and fashion. - Seeing into the body. - The natural pharmacy. - Modern drugs. - Complementary medicine. Treating the mind. - The rise of surgery. - Under the knife. - Revolutionary technology. - Artificial parts. - Caring for the sick. - Emergency treatment. - General practice. - Into the future. - Index.
"This book features the works of many of the greatest medical pioneers, including Florence Nightingale and Joseph Lister this fascinating illustrated guide brings to life the history of medicine from ancient times to the present day. Twenty thousand years ago, stone age man cut holes in patients' skulls to release evil spirits. Today, doctors diagnose diseases and injuries affecting the brain by using magnetic imaging to "slice" through the head and produce 3-D Pictures on a computer screen. But while such sophisticated medical technology is now widely used, doctors continue to follow principles laid down in the 5th century BC by the Greek physician Hippocrates, and to prescribe drugs extracted from plants such as foxglove, whose healing properties have been recognized for hundred of years. Illustrated with photographs of diagnostic techniques, medical procedures, and surgical instruments past and present, Medicine is a remarkable guide to the fight against disease." - Front cover.
Medicine & health