Steve Parker


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Steve Parker is a British science writer of children's and adult's books. He has written more than 300 titles and contributed to or edited another 150.

Born in Warrington, Lancashire, in 1952, Parker attended Strodes College, Egham and gained a BSc First Class Honours in Zoology at the University of Wales, Bangor. He worked as an exhibition scientist at the Natural History Museum, and as editor and managing editor at Dorling Kindersley Publishers, and commissioning editor at medical periodical GP, before becoming a freelance writer in the late 1980s. He is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. Parker is based in Suffolk with his family.

Parker's writing career began with 10 early titles in Dorling Kindersley's multi-
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“Egyptian papyri mention temple attendants who cleansed patients and implemented regimes of diet and exercise.”
Steve Parker, Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine

“Some of the colonies allowed the lepers no rights whatsoever, since Catholic doctrine decreed that people with leprosy had already died and were effectively the “living dead.”
Steve Parker, Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine

“Alchemists’ aims have varied through time and from place to place. Some of their best-known quests have included: changing “base” metals (common, ordinary, or inexpensive ones) such as lead, into precious metals, especially gold, using an object or formulation known as the Philosopher’s Stone; creating a substance that can dissolve any other substance—the Universal Solvent or Alkahest; inventing a potion that confers eternal youth on those who drink it—the Elixir of Life; producing a substance that can cure every disease and ailment—the Panacea or Universal Remedy.”
Steve Parker, Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine

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