Curiosities in Medicine: Alphabetically (Original PDF from Publisher)
By Sibylle Scholtz, Myriam Becker, Lee MacMorris, Achim Langenbucher
This anthology is devoted to the curious side of Medical History. Carl Sagan said: ”You have to know the past to understand the present.” This collection of 80 short stories, written by experts in the field, inspires curiosity and provides a detailed look at the History of Medicine.
It investigates many topics, including ancient Egyptian knowledge, the fundamental importance of toothache and how it birthed Anesthesia, and why and when women were allowed to run marathons. The authors report on the background of rubber gloves, the stethoscope and the intraocular lens. Historically important biographies are included, such as those of Arthur Conan Doyle, Napoleon Bonaparte and Claude Monet.
The book is relevant for those interested in Medicine and its curious history.
- Publisher : Springer; 1st ed. 2023 edition (December 15, 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 306 pages
- ISBN-10 : 303114001X
- ISBN-13 : 978-3031140013
File Size : 12.4 MB