Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History (Hardcover)

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Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History (Hardcover)



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See the greatest medical breakthroughs come to life through superb illustrations!

From ancient herbal medicine to traditional Chinese medicine, take a visual tour throughout the history of medicine with this comprehensive medical reference book.

Discover medicine through time! Here’s what you’ll find in this illustrated history book about medicine:

   • Offers a broad and accessible visual history of medicine — from the first herbal remedies to efforts surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic
   • Intriguing narratives are illustrated with photographs, paintings and artifacts
   • Offers a vivid, compelling and informative read written in an engaging and colourful style
   • Excerpts from documents, diaries and notebooks offer fascinating eyewitness accounts

This medicine history book charts fascinating developments in diagnosis, surgery, healing and drugs through the ages. Feature spreads explore key medical concepts in detail and enhance the reader’s understanding of human anatomy, surgical instruments and medical developments. 

Clear diagrams explain major diseases like cancer, and trace the progression of medical treatment through time, from ancient healing arts to scurvy and smallpox to modern psychiatry. Double-page features tell the story of the men and women involved in the extraordinary evolutions of this scientific field — from Hippocrates to Florence Nightingale.

It's the perfect book for medical professionals, students of medicine or anyone with a keen interest in medicine, science or social history.
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
Product Details ISBN: 9781465453419
ISBN-10: 1465453415
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: October 11th, 2016
Pages: 320
Language: English