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A brief history of medicine : from Hippocrates to gene therapy

Author: Paul Strathern
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With tales of rivalry and skulduggery, unsung heroism and miraculous accidents ..., natural philosophy, grave robbing, germ theory, nursing, syphilis, atomic theory and SARS along the way, this is the ultimate sotry of human-and humane-medicine."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Strathern
ISBN: 0786715251 9780786715251
OCLC Number: 60930790
Description: xvii, 414 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue: Reading Amid the Battle --
Out of the Darkness: First Light --
A Tradition is Born --
Figures in a Dark Landscape --
A Fresh Start --
Blueprint for a Science --
Harvey the Circulator --
Explorer of an Invisible World --
An Era of Medical Enlightenment --
A New Cure for an Old Scourge --
Giants of Physiology --
Eliminating the Surgeon's Enemy --
The Pioneer Women --
Pride and Prejudice --
Medicine for the World --
The Start of the Modern Era --
A New Form of Surgery --
Cures for the Incurable? --
The Secret of Life?
Responsibility: Paul Strathern.
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"With tales of rivalry and skulduggery, unsung heroism and miraculous accidents ..., natural philosophy, grave robbing, germ theory, nursing, syphilis, atomic theory and SARS along the way, this is the ultimate sotry of human-and humane-medicine."--Cover.

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