Medical firsts: from Hippocrates to the human genome
John Wiley & Sons, 29.3.2004 - 232 sivua
An exploration of medical discoveries-from the ancient Greeks to the present
"Always help, or at least do no harm." Following this simple yet revolutionary idea, Hippocrates laid the foundation for modern medicine over two millennia ago. From the Hippocratic Oath to the human genome, from Pasteur's germ theory to the worldwide eradication of smallpox, Medical Firsts brings to life 2,500 years of medical advances and discoveries. Organized chronologically, the book describes each milestone in a vivid capsule history, making it a fascinating and wonderfully readable resource for anyone interested in medicine's past progress and future promise.
Robert E. Adler, PhD (Santa Rosa, CA) has worked as a psychologist and science journalist. He writes about a wide variety of scientific and medical topics for New Scientist, Nature, and other publications and is the author of Science Firsts (0-471-40174-9).
Mitä ihmiset sanovat - Kirjoita arvostelu
Yhtään arvostelua ei löytynyt.
A Principle and a Method
The Light That Failed
28 muita osia ei näytetty
Muita painoksia - Näytä kaikki
able al-Nafis al-Razi anatomy ancient Andreas Vesalius anesthesia animals arteries bacteria Barnard became began Beijerinck birth control blood brain caused century cholera cowpox Crookes tube death developed died discovered discovery disease disease-causing dissection doctors early Edwards eggs Erasistratus ether Europe eventually experiments fertility Fleming Freud Gajdusek Galen genes genetic Greek heart Herophilus Hippocrates Hippocratic hospital human body human genome Human Genome Project hundred idea Ignaz Semmelweis immune system infection inoculation Jenner killed knew laboratory later living Louis Washkansky medicine microbes molecule Morton nitrous oxide observations organs pain Paracelsus Pasteur patients penicillin physicians Pill Pincus pneuma produce protein realized Roentgen Sanger scientific scientists Scrapie Semmelweis sequencing smallpox Snow soon Soranus stem cells Steptoe surgeon surgery surgical theory thousand tion tissues took transplant treat treatment tube understanding vaccination Varro veins Vesalius virus viruses Weyer witches women wrote X-rays young