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From the discovery of penicillin to genetic testing, a chronicle of the life-transforming medical breakthroughs of the 20th century. Heart transplants. In vitro fertilization. Contact lenses. To a doctor from 1900, today's medical technology would be astounding. So, too, would the impact of medicine on our daily lives. Milestones of Medicine charts the dramatic breakthroughs in medical science during the last century. It also spotlights less celebrated but no less significant advances in diagnosing, preventing and treating disease. From the earliest X-rays to state-of-the-art PET scanning, from the rush to develop antibiotics to the popularity of Prozac, from the eradication of smallpox to the war against AIDS, this sweeping chronicle demonstrates just how much medicine has changed in a hundred years-and just how much it has changed our world. An at-a-glance timechart highlights turning points, from the use of a stethoscope to analyze heart health to the use of computers to guide lasers in microsurgery, while case studies bring momentous medical discoveries to life.

- Meet the "Man with the Golden Hands" behind the first successful heart transplant.

- Delve into the controversies surrounding the birth control pill and electric shock therapy.

- Learn now doctors changed their minds about the dangers of smoking.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762102853
Subtitle:
(The Eventful Century)
Other:
Readers Digest Association
Author:
Reader's Digest Editors
Author:
Editors of Reader's Digest
Publisher:
Readers Digest
Location:
Pleasantville, N.Y.
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
History
Subject:
General science
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Series:
Eventful 20th Century
Series Volume:
98-223
Publication Date:
20010521
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11.56x9.28x.61 in. 1.89 lbs.

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