The Story Of Medicine: From Leeches To Gene Therapy by Mary DobsonThe Story Of Medicine: From Leeches To Gene Therapy by Mary Dobson

The Story Of Medicine: From Leeches To Gene Therapy

byMary Dobson

Hardcover | February 23, 2016

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InThe Story of Medicine, esteemed medical historian and author Mary Dobson charts the ways in which we have fought with disease and injury over several millennia--from the â??humors' of Hippocrates to Edward Jenner and the eradication of smallpox; from Florence Nightingale's nursing reforms to Crick and Watson's DNA chain.

Beautifully realized with paintings, illustrations and photographs, this volume is filled with the trauma as well as the triumph of medical science: including the pain of the surgeon's knife in the centuries before anesthetics, the body-snatchers of the nineteenth century, and the realities of battlefield surgery. Moving and revealing, here is a fascinating study of the glorious--and sometimes dangerous--pursuit of medical science.
Mary Dobson is a graduate of Oxford University, where she is also an honorary member of Green College, and a Research Associate of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College, London. In addition to her career as an author of books about medical history, she is an expert in the history of tropical and in...
Title:The Story Of Medicine: From Leeches To Gene TherapyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 11.25 × 9 × 2 inPublished:February 23, 2016Publisher:QuercusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1623650585

ISBN - 13:9781623650582

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"An amazing book...written in clear and concise chapters and free of scientific jargon."-Western Daily Press