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Author: Paul Dowswell
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Heinemann Library, ©2002.
Series: Great inventions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains how some of today's medical tools were invented, discussing who performed the first vaccinations, why animals were used in early blood transfusions, how electron microscopes work, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Juvenile Literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dowswell
ISBN: 1588102130 9781588102133
OCLC Number: 45580291
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Surgical instruments 10,000 BC --
Acupuncture needles 2,000 BC --
False teeth 700 BC --
Artificial limbs 1536 --
Microscope c. 1590 --
Blood transfusions 1667 --
Vaccination 1796 --
Stethoscope 1819 --
Anaesthetic 1845 --
Antiseptics 1847 --
Braces/orthodontics 1880 --
X-rays 1895 --
Antibiotics 1928 --
Iron lung 1928 --
Electron microscope 1933 --
Organ transplant 195? --
Genetic engineering 1973 --
MRI 1977 --
Endoscope 1982 --
Timeline --
Glossary.
Series Title: Great inventions.
Responsibility: Paul Dowswell.

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Explains how some of today's medical tools were invented, discussing who performed the first vaccinations, why animals were used in early blood transfusions, how electron microscopes work, and other related topics.

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