Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Making of Modern Medicine” as Want to Read:
The Making of Modern Medicine
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Making of Modern Medicine

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  4 reviews
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
...more
Audiobook
Published March 5th 2007 by BBC Audiobooks Ltd (first published 2007)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Making of Modern Medicine, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Making of Modern Medicine

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-29 of 29)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Ray
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
Sunil
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.
Marc
Brilliant and entertaining history of medicine. The wonder is that we(humans) get better inspite of quacks and medicine
Sidhom
Sidhom added it
Aug 23, 2015
J Bai
J Bai marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2015
Frank Andersen
Frank Andersen marked it as to-read
Dec 09, 2014
Benjamin Mitchell
Benjamin Mitchell marked it as to-read
Mar 20, 2014
Connie
Connie added it
Jun 27, 2013
Sri
Sri marked it as to-read
May 31, 2013
Sarinkumar Ps
Sarinkumar Ps marked it as to-read
May 16, 2013
Alexander Smith
Alexander Smith marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2013
John Dodds
John Dodds marked it as to-read
Feb 05, 2012
Sheila
Sheila marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2010
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Religion, War, Famine and Death in Reformation Europe Romanticism and the Sciences Health Care and Poor Relief in Counter-Reformation Europe The Anatomical Renaissance: The Resurrection Of The Anatomical Projects Of The Ancients The Anatomist Anatomis'd: An Experimental Discipline in Enlightenment Europe

Share This Book