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Would you believe cobwebs stop wounds bleeding? and other medical marvels

Author: Richard Platt
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Would you believe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Young scientists get a real taste of the story behind the medicine as we examine the amazing practices used in medicine past and present. Readers will learn about the often painful and frequently distasteful medical practices that our ancestors employed such as using leeches, eating snail shells or body snatching, as well as those that are still used around the world today - who needs an anaesthetic anyway?!  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Platt
ISBN: 9780199114979 0199114978 9780199114962 019911496X
OCLC Number: 124025282
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: A hole in the head --
Road-dust and writing --
Egypt's Sunus --
Healing the Greeks --
Oriental wisdom --
Flesh of vipers --
Bleeding and leeches --
Deadly disease --
An apple a day --
Battlefield breakthrough --
Scabs that healed --
Quack, quack --
Germ warfare --
Speedy surgery --
Killing pain --
Vitamins and veggies --
Bad water, good water --
Magical mould --
Mad or bad? --
Shocking discoveries --
Back to the age of ignorance.
Series Title: Would you believe.
Responsibility: Richard Platt.

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