Medicine The definitive illustrated history

Steve Parker, 1952-

Book - 2016

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Genres
Illustrated works
Published
New York, New York : DK Publishing 2016.
Language
English
Main Author
Steve Parker, 1952- (author)
Edition
First American edition
Physical Description
320 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781465453419
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Review by Library Journal Review

This comprehensive pictorial history of medicine is organized into five broad chronological categories: "Ancient Wisdom to 700," "Revival and Renaissance, 700-1800," "Science Takes Charge, 1800-1900," "Era of Specialization, 1900-1960," and "Promises Old and New, 1960-Present." Most entries comprise two-page spreads and run the gamut from alchemy to midwives to vaccines. Other entries explore medical breakthroughs such as the discovery of the circulatory system, cell theory, and X-rays. Also included are profiles of influential people, from the Greek physician Galen to the activist nurse Margaret Sanger. Catalogs of tools (e.g., the syringe) make up another type of entry. A final reference section explains all the body systems. Pull-out quotes, sidebars, diagrams, photographs, and reproductions of medically themed artwork throughout the ages provide a visually engaging reading experience. VERDICT This artistically stunning and eminently browsable, oversize title is suited for lovers of medicine who want to pore over its fascinating history as well as those who prefer to take a more casual approach and absorb the subject one easily digestible entry at a time.-Ragan O'Malley, Saint Ann's Sch., Brooklyn © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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