From ancient herbal remedies to modern drugs, the field of medicine has evolved dramatically over many centuries. Medicine takes you through the ages of human history and uncovers the greatest medical breakthroughs, with incredible coverage of disease, drugs, treatment, and cures.
Turn the richly illustrated pages replete with compelling stories to learn all about the gory pitfalls and miraculous successes of medical history - from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to brand new developments in IVF and gene therapy. Clear diagrams explain major diseases such as cancer, and trace the progression of medical treatment through time, from ancient healing arts to scurvy and smallpox, and the World Wars to modern psychiatry.
Double-page features on key scientists and researchers offer unique insight into their lives, experiments, and motivations. Perfect for adults, students, and anyone interested in the fascinating medical history of the world, Medicine is the definitive visual history of our health.