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A story of medicine in 50 discoveries

Author: Marguerite Vigliani; Gale Eaton; Phillip M Hoose
Publisher: Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, [2019] ©2017
Series: Story in 50.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Presents the circumstances surrounding fifty medicinal discoveries in history, from Mesopotamian pharmaceuticals to modern prosthetics.

Discusses the circumstances surrounding fifty medicinal discoveries in history, from Mesopotamian pharmaceuticals to modern prosthetics.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marguerite Vigliani; Gale Eaton; Phillip M Hoose
ISBN: 0884484114 9780884484110
OCLC Number: 1041897476
Notes: "From mummies to gene splicing" --front cover.
Originally published as "A History of Medicine in 50 discoveries".
Description: xvi, 303 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: What's a discovery? --
The iceman: forensic analysis of a neolithic killing --
A parade of ants: magic and folk healing --
Massage: rubbing out demons and kinks --
Secrets of the dead: ancient Egyptian mummifiers and surgeons --
170 BC: sleep therapy at the Temples of Asklepios --
AD 200: Galen discovers nerves and humors --
900: al-Razi and evidence-based medicine in the Middle Ages --
1508: Da Vinci's heart --
1600: the Chamberlen family secret --
1670: looking through Van Leeuwenhoek's tiny microscopes --
1721: fighting smallpox and public opinion in colonial Boston --
1747: limeys and the conquest of scurvy --
1776: a folk remedy for congestive heart failure --
1799: heroic bloodletting, leech mania, and discovering what doesn't work --
1816: Rene Laennec invents the stethoscope --
1828: cutting the stone --
1846: laughing gas --
1847: wash your hands --
1848: monster soup --
1854: cholera and epidemiology --
1867: Gregor Mendel and inherited traits --
1870: discovering ancient skull surgeries --
1881: spontaneous generation and the germ theory of disease --
1882: tuberculosis emerges from the miasma --
1894: a barrel of snakes and an antitoxin --
1896: the discovery of x-rays --
18989: a small-game hunter fights bubonic plague --
1898: viruses borrow life support from tobacco leaves and humans --
1900: Marie Curie's lab glows in the dark --
1901: making blood transfusions safe --
1905: hormones and endocrinology --
1907: Typhoid Mary becomes the world's most notorious cook --
1909: Ehrlich's magic bullet and the beginnings of chemotherapy --
1922: controlling diabetes --
1929: Fleming's dirty dishes give us penicillin --
1930: psychosurgery --
1939-1955: rat poison for a U.S. president --
1944: discovering DNA --
1945: a miracle drug in the sewage --
1945: saving lives with sausage casings, washing machines, and juice cans --
1951: Frankenstein and the heart machines --
1967: Baruch Blumberg discovers a cancer-causing virus --
1967: the first heart transplant --
1972: a magic bullet from Chinese medicines --
1978: the first test tube baby --
1983: preventing cancers --
1998:MMR vaccine, autism, discovery, and fraud --
2011: bionic parts --
2013: poop therapy for the human microbiome --
2016: researching the Zika Virus.
Series Title: Story in 50.
Other Titles: History of medicine in 50 discoveries
History of medicine in fifty discoveries
Story of medicine in fifty discoveries
Responsibility: Marguerite Vigliani, MD and Gale Eaton ; presented by Phillip Hoose.

Abstract:

Presents the circumstances surrounding fifty medicinal discoveries in history, from Mesopotamian pharmaceuticals to modern prosthetics.

Discusses the circumstances surrounding fifty medicinal discoveries in history, from Mesopotamian pharmaceuticals to modern prosthetics.

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