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Medical Firsts: From Hippocrates to the Human Genome

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A fascinating selection of significant achievements across 2500 years of medical history.


Informative and entertaining.


Contents


• Hippocrates: A Principle and a Method


• Herophilus and Erasistratus: The Light That Failed


• Marcus Varro: The Germ of an Idea


• Soranus: The Birthing Doctor


• Galen of Pergamon: Combative Genius


• The Enlightened Mind of Abu Bakr al-Razi


• Ibn al-Nafis: Galen’s Nemesis


• Paracelsus: Renaissance Rebel


• Andreas Vesalius: Driven to Dissection


• Johann Weyer: A Voice of Sanity in an Insane World


• William Harvey and the Movements of the Heart


• Edward Jenner: A Friend of Humanity


• Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On: The Discovery of Anesthesia


• Antisepsis: Awakening from a Nightmare


• The Quiet Dr. Snow


• Pasteur and the Germ Theory of Disease


• Out of the Corner of His Eye: Roentgen Discovers X-rays


• Sigmund Freud’s Dynamic Unconscious


• Beyond Bacteria: Ivanovsky’s Discovery of Viruses


• The Prepared Mind of Alexander Fleming


• Margaret Sanger and the Pill


• Organ Transplantation: A Legacy of Life


• A Baby’s Cry: The Birth of In Vitro Fertilization


• Humanity Eradicates a Disease Smallpox for the First Time


• Cannibals, Kuru, and Mad Cows: A New Kind of Plague


• Self, Nonself, and Danger: Deciphering the Immune System


• Discovery Can’t Wait: Deciding the Human Genome


• Into the Future

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Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 28 x 22 x 5 cm
ISBN

[10] 0471401757 [13] 978047140

Author

Robert E. Adler

Published Date

2007

Pages

240

Dimensions

242 x 163 mm

Cover

hard cover

Publisher

Wiley/Blackwell

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