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The Making of Modern Medicine

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This major new Radio 4 series charts the development of Western medicine and healing from the ancient Greeks to the pioneering organ transplant operations of the 20th Century and beyond.

‘The Making of Modern Medicine’ covers over 2000 years of medical history and draws on a vast range of original sources from diaries, medical journals and stage satires to shed light on the
Published March 5th 2007 by BBC Audiobooks Ltd (first published 2007)
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Enlightening look at medicine over the ages, and how lucky we are to be alive today when it comes to medical care. It wasn't that long ago when leeches and bleeding were the treatment of choice for a number of ailments, or for that matter, from a time when sacrificing a virgin was the only answer for an outbreak of disease among tribes and villages. It reminded me in some ways of "The Emperor of All Maladies" a recent best seller, except that this book focused on a wide variety of illnesses, whi ...more
A wonderful primer to anyone remotely interested in the history of medicine. It charts a long chronicle of the evolution of medicine from the ancient theories to the present day modern science, its triumphs and failures, highlighting the most salient landmarks without getting too technical for a lay audience.

I'd also recommend it for children between of secondary school high school age bracket.
Brilliant and entertaining history of medicine. The wonder is that we(humans) get better inspite of quacks and medicine
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