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A Brief History of Medicine

A Brief History of Medicine

Paul Strathern follows the development of medicine through the lives of its greatest practitioners, whose discoveries (and errors) shaped the course of medical history. Includes geniuses, such as Paracelsus, the father of medical chemistry, and Edward Jenner, whose vaccination banished smallpox, scientific endeavour, such as the discovery of X-rays, and mistakes both


fortunate and fatal. With grave robbing, plague and germ theory, quackery, nursing, syphilis, micro-organisms and penicillin along the way, this is the ultimate story of human —


and humane — achievement.

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Genre: Medicine / Medicine: General Issues / History Of Medicine

On Sale: 23rd June 2005

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781845291556