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Medical firsts : from Hippocrates to the human genome

Author: Robert E Adler
Publisher: Hoboken (N.J.) : J. Wiley & Sons, cop. 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Adler
ISBN: 0471401757 9780471401759
OCLC Number: 440838322
Description: VII, 232 str. : ilustr. ; 25 cm
Contents: Hippocrates: a principle and a method --
Herophilus and Erasistratus: the light that failed --
Marcus Varro: the germ of an idea --
Dioscorides: the herb man of Anazarbus --
Soranus: the birthing doctor --
Galen of Pergamon: combative genius --
The enlightened mind of Abu Bakr al-Razi --
Ibn al-Nafis, Glen's nemesis --
Fracastoro: the poet of pestilence --
Paracelsus, renaissance rebel --
Andreas Vesalius, driven to dissection --
Johann Weyer --
a voice of sanity in an insane world --
William Harvey and the movements of the heart --
Edward Jenner, a friend of humanity --
Such stuff as dreams are made on: the discovery of anesthesia --
Antisepsis: awakening from a nightmare --
The quiet Dr. Snow --
Pasteur and the germ theory of disease --
Out of the corner of his eye: Roentgen discovers x-rays --
Sigmund Freud's dynamic unconscious --
Beyond bacteria: Ivanovsky's discovery of viruses --
The prepared mind of Alexander Fleming --
Margaret Sanger and the pill --
Organ transplantation, a legacy of life --
A baby's cry: the birth of in vitro fertilization --
Humanity eradicates a disease --
smallpox --
for the first time --
Cannibals, kuru and mad cows: a new kind of plague --
Self, non-self and danger: deciphering the immune system --
Discovery can't wait --
cracking the human genome --
Into the future.
Responsibility: Robert E. Adler.
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