The Medical Book : From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine Hardback
Following his hugely successful "The Math Book" and "The Physics Book", Clifford Pickover now chronicles the advancement of medicine in 250 entertaining, illustrated landmark events.
Touching on such diverse subspecialties as genetics, pharmacology, neurology, sexology and immunology, Pickover intersperses obvious historical milestones; the Hippocratic Oath, general anesthesia, the Human Genome Project, with unexpected and intriguing topics like truth serum, the use of cocaine in eye surgery and face transplants.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 528 pages, full colour throughout, includes photographs
- Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co Inc
- Publication Date: 04/09/2012
- Category: History of medicine
- ISBN: 9781402785856