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Medical Firsts: From Hippocrates to the Human Genome


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.


• 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

[10] 0471401757 [13] 978047140


Robert E. Adler

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242 x 163 mm


hard cover