Beware the Doc!
Size 230 x 230 mm | 96 pages | hardbinding
A history of medicine in seven days and seven fields of medical science, from prehistory to the present day.
This encyclopaedia of stories from many different fields of medicine compares past and present approaches to medical science. Readers will learn about advances in surgery, from the trepanation of prehistoric times through anaesthesia to blood transfusion, as well as how modern antibiotics have succeeded self-flagellation and blind panic in the treatment of plague. This lavishly illustrated book also takes a look inside the medical profession, showing how it has developed from prehistory to the present day. It will leave no one in any doubt that a visit to the dentist’s is today far less horrific than it was 200 years ago…