A Doctor's Life: A Visual History Of Doctors And Nurses Through The Ages
- Number of Pages: 48
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
The practice of medicine has changed greatly considering that the time of Hippocrates in 400 b. c. , but the function of physicians and nurses has always been to alleviate suffering. No library reference collection or classroom must be without it. Readers will learn about the long-used practice of bloodletting, the perform of apothecaries and barber-surgeons, the improvement of anesthesia and vaccinations, the practice of quarantine to cease the spread of diseases, improvements in medical equipment, and much much more. An excellent resource for browsing or doing research, A Doctor's Life also functions a comprehensive time line and an index, a glossary of medical terms, and a list of places to visit. He collaborated on this book with his eleven-year-old daughter, Nicola, who also hopes to become a physician. Filled with graphic details, this book is sure to turn into a hit with both science and history buffs. This colorful, informative book explores the world of medical history, spanning the time from Roman physicians to modern-day surgeons, from Native American healers to district nurses. Dr. Rod Storring is a consulting physician in London. The colorful reenactments photographed specially for this book bring medical history to vivid life: a barber-surgeon from 1450 extracts a tooth, an Elizabethan housewife grinds medicinal herbs to treat wounds, a general practitioner from 1965 listens to her young patient's heart.
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