Timetables of Medicine

Timetables of Medicine

An Illustrated Chronological Chart of the History of Medicine From Prehistory to Present Times

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Grand Central Pub
This amazing visual overview walks readers through the history of medical discoveries year-by-year from crude early techniques to cutting-edge modern treatments. The illustrated timetable offers parallel chronologies of the developments in public health, disease, diagnosis, treatment, surgery, healers and teachers, medical science and inventions as they happened. Key concurrent world events are also noted for historical context. Each decade is indicated at the top of the full-color timetable. Underneath, pictures and short descriptions show the advances and breakthroughs that occurred all over the world at that time, allowing readers the unique opportunity to trace medical developments chronologically. For example, in the 1920s column, readers will see that in the U.S. scientists developed a vaccine against TB, in France the iron lung was invented and in Germany the first successful pregnancy test was administered. The wealth of engaging information is broken-up into small vignettes providing an overview of the advances of medical science and relating specific stories about discoveries and personalities of particular interest.

Book News
This illustrated volume presents a visual tour of medicine throughout the ages. Ten parallel timetables span from prehistoric times to the present. Timelines display discoveries, anecdotes, and famous medical figures, each focusing on a specific discipline and tracing its development across thousands of years. A timeline of significant world events outside of medicine puts these developments into a larger historical context. Special topics include the story of disease, women in medicine, the development of the pharmacy, and medicine in the future. Illustrated with about 250 drawings and photographs. Oversize: 10x12.5. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal, c2000
ISBN: 9781579121563
Branch Call Number: 610.9 T482
Characteristics: 72 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Alternative Title: Timechart history of medicine


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