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Science and technology in medicine : an illustrated account based on ninety-nine landmark publications from five centuries

Author: Andras Gedeon
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2006.
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"Science and Technology in Medicine offers a window into the past that illustrates ninety-nine significant scientific and technologic discoveries over the last five centuries and how they have impacted the advancement and practice of modern medicine. Each essay includes excerpts from, and a summary of, the original publication; a short biography of the author(s); and a discussion about the significance of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial Works
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gedeon, Andras.
Science and technology in medicine.
New York : Springer, 2006
(DLC) 2005934913
(OCoLC)68207296
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andras Gedeon
ISBN: 9780387278759 0387278753 0387301712 9780387301716 0387278745 9780387278742
OCLC Number: 262687235
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 551 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Ninety-nine landmark publications --
Timeline and topics at a glance --
The Network of interrelationships.
Responsibility: Andras Gedeon.
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