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Medical Treatments

Author: New York Times Editorial Staff
Publisher: New York, NY : Rosen Publishing Group, 2019.
Series: Changing Perspectives Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Since the mid-nineteenth century, medicine has undergone a revolution, improving the quality and length of human life in the process. With fascinating detail, this volume traces the evolution of treatments for a variety of conditions. Antiseptics and anesthesia made surgery possible and survivable. Vaccines wiped out the lethal illnesses of cholera, typhus, polio, yellow fever, and others. While smallpox was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Staff, New York Times Editorial.
Medical Treatments.
New York, NY : Rosen Publishing Group, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: New York Times Editorial Staff
ISBN: 9781642822311 1642822310
OCLC Number: 1117636602
Description: 1 online resource (191 pages)
Series Title: Changing Perspectives Ser.

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Since the mid-nineteenth century, medicine has undergone a revolution, improving the quality and length of human life in the process. With fascinating detail, this volume traces the evolution of treatments for a variety of conditions. Antiseptics and anesthesia made surgery possible and survivable. Vaccines wiped out the lethal illnesses of cholera, typhus, polio, yellow fever, and others. While smallpox was declared officially eradicated in 1980, another devastating disease surfaced on the world stage, HIV/AIDS, to further challenge the development of medical treatments. Today, DNA, artificia.

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