The Medical Book

The Medical Book : From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine

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  • Format: Hardback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 186 x 215 x 37mm | 1,465g
  • Publication date: 04 Sep 2012
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • Imprint: Sterling
  • Publication City/Country: New York, United States
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes photographs
  • ISBN10: 1402785852
  • ISBN13: 9781402785856
  • Bestsellers rank: 96,437

Following his hugely successful "The Math Book" and "The Physics Book", Clifford Pickover now chronicles the advancement of medicine in 250 entertaining, illustrated landmark events. Touching on such diverse subspecialties as genetics, pharmacology, neurology, sexology and immunology, Pickover intersperses obvious historical milestones; the Hippocratic Oath, general anesthesia, the Human Genome Project, with unexpected and intriguing topics like truth serum, the use of cocaine in eye surgery and face transplants.