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Medicine's 10 Greatest Discoveries

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This absorbing book is the first to describe monumental medical discoveries throughout history, bringing to life the scientific pioneers responsible for them and the excitement, frustrations, and jealousies that surrounded the final achievements. Two distinguished physicians, Meyer Friedman and Gerald W. Friedland, have drawn on their many years of experience as well as on ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published August 11th 2000 by Yale University Press (first published November 10th 1998)
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Pam Porter
Jul 26, 2012 Pam Porter rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully well-researched medical history. The 10 discoveries they chose to include were excellent examples of developments that made modern medicine possible. The authors include personal connections where appropriate, which I found very interesting, and enough description of each scientist and their situation to give you a good feel for how the discovery actually came about.
Mindy
Apr 18, 2009 Mindy rated it really liked it
Another of my books I had to read for a research project. Though I was concentrating on only one individual from this book (Edward Jenner) I found myself reading about ALL of the amazing people in this book.

We take so much for granted in this modern world of medicine. It is amazing to read about people who were so inquisitive to have discovered the very things that are the foundation of today's medicine.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is curious about the history of medicine, or who, i
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