Integrating words and pictures, this is a family reference book on medicine structured so that the individual themes of each spread make up a complete visual story and a self-contained module. On every spread there is a specially shot colour photograph of objects shown in real-life close-up detail.
Featuring the work of many of the great medical pioneers including Florence Nightingale and Joseph Lister this fascinating illustrated guide brings to life the history of medicine from ancient times to the present day. Twenty thousand years ago Stone Age man cut holes in patients' skulls to release evil spirits. Today doctors diagnose diseases and injuries affecting the brain by using magnetic imaging to 'slice' through the head and produce 3-D pictures on a computer screen. But while such sophisticated medical technology is now widely used doctors continue to follow principles laid down in the 5th century BC by the Greek physician Hippocrates and to prescribe drugs extracted from plants such as foxglove whose healing properties have been recognised for hundreds of years. Illustrated with photographs of diagnostic techniques medical procedures and surgical instruments past and present Medicine is a remarkable guide to the fight against disease.
Steve Parker is a writer, editor, and consultant specializing in general science and life sciences. He graduated with BSc Honours First Class and is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. Steve has written more than 250 books, including The Human Body, Eyewitness Medicine, Eyewitness Human Body and Medicine. He has been shortlisted for prizes ranging from BBC Blue Peter Book of the Year to Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year and the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and won the 2014 BMA Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science, and as of 2018 is a two-time winner of the School Library Information Book award.
DK Eyewitness Guides: Medicine by Steve Parker
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.