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Medicine : The Definitive Illustrated History (Hardcover)

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Medicine tells 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 complementary illustrated reference section profiles all the main body systems and organs and explains their relevance in terms of the advancement of medicine.

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

Edition: Illustrated
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Dk Pub
Language: English
Street Date: October 11, 2016
TCIN: 51411176
UPC: 9781465453419
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-5780
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