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Great Discoveries in Medicine

by William F. Bynum, Helen Bynum

Great Discoveries in Medicine Synopsis

Great Discoveries in Medicine provides an unrivalled account of the evolution of medical knowledge and practice from ancient Egypt, India and China to today's latest technology, from letting blood to keyhole surgery, from the theory of humours to the genetic revolution. In this inspiring compendium an international team of distinguished experts explains medicine's turning points and conceptual changes in a refreshingly accessible way and answers some key questions. The book is magnificently illustrated throughout with a unique array of pictures, from Islamic manuscripts and Renaissance anatomical drawings to the very latest computer-generated images of viruses and photographs revealing the hidden world within our bodies. This timely volume is the best guide ever published to medicine's achievements and its prospects for the 21st century.

Great Discoveries in Medicine Press Reviews

'Both marvellously illuminating and beautifully illuminated ... a perfect marriage of simple, clear text and spellbinding pictures ... breathtaking' - Casebook 'That rarest of things - a reference book which is both a pleasure and an enlightenment to read' - The Lancet 'A wonderful addition to any armchair medical historian's coffee table' - New Scientist

Book Information

ISBN: 9780500251805
Publication date: 1st September 2011
Author: William F. Bynum, Helen Bynum
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: History of medicine,

About William F. Bynum, Helen Bynum

Helen Bynum is a historian of science and medicine and also has a particular interest in gardening and plants and their importance in human culture and society. Together with her husband William Bynum she has written or edited numerous books, including Great Discoveries in Medicine and Remarkable Plants.

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