The Medicine Book (Big Ideas) (Hardcover)

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By DK
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Discover the most important and groundbreaking milestones in the history of medicine, and the people behind them

From ancient herbal remedies to modern drugs, this accessible medical reference book explores the breakthroughs and discoveries that have shaped our modern-day understanding of medicine.

Inside the pages of this illustrated medicine history book, you’ll discover:

   • Profiles of more than 90 of the biggest ideas, breakthroughs, and milestones in international medical history
   • Thought-provoking graphics and flow-charts that demystify the central concepts behind each medical idea
   • Insightful and inspiring quotes from famous physicians, scientists, politicians, and academics

Learn about changes in medicine throughout the ages

How are illnesses diagnosed? How do vaccinations work? Why are some pandemics so deadly? This informative book about medicine through time answers big questions like these and many more! 

Packed with pithy explanations, step-by-step diagrams, and bright illustrations, The Medicine Book cuts through the jargon and offers a clear overview of the greatest medical breakthroughs. Learn about major diseases such as cancer and the global eradication of smallpox. Explore new developments in IVF and gene manipulation, as well as medical science's response to global challenges, such as the COVID-19.

It’s perfect for medical professionals, students of medicine, or anyone interested in the fascinating medical history of the world.

Even more ideas to unpack

The Big Ideas Simply Explained series follows an innovative visual approach to make any subject accessible for everyone. Discover more than 100 of the most infamous, audacious, gory, horrifying, and notorious crimes in The Crime Book. Explore more than 90 of the most awe-inspiring astronomical ideas in The Astronomy Book.

About the Author


We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

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Praise For…


"This book, current enough to include information about COVID-19, is an excellent resource for both public libraries and home reference collections.” – Booklist


Product Details
ISBN: 9780744028362
ISBN-10: 0744028361
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Big Ideas

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