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The story of medicine : from early healing to the miracles of modern medicine / by Anne Rooney.

by Rooney, Anne.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Arcturus, 2009Description: 208 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781848372153 (pbk.); 1848372159 (pbk.).Other title: From early healing to the miracles of modern medicine.Subject(s): Medicine -- History | Science -- HistoryDDC classification: 610.9 Summary: The Story of Medicine surveys humankind's remarkable progress along the road of medical discovery. In a fascinating narrative, it describes the key developments and breakthroughs, and profiles the scientists, surgeons, and doctors who made them. The book charts the development of medicine in different cultures around the world, showing how distinct traditions evolved and influenced each other. It describes how knowledge was lost and later rediscovered, and tells the story of brave individuals who challenged tradition through experimentation and reason.
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Includes index.

The Story of Medicine surveys humankind's remarkable progress along the road of medical discovery. In a fascinating narrative, it describes the key developments and breakthroughs, and profiles the scientists, surgeons, and doctors who made them. The book charts the development of medicine in different cultures around the world, showing how distinct traditions evolved and influenced each other. It describes how knowledge was lost and later rediscovered, and tells the story of brave individuals who challenged tradition through experimentation and reason.

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