From Leeches to Slug Glue
25 Explosive Ideas that Made (and Are Making) Modern Medicine
Did you know:
that the world's first eye surgeon, who lived 2500 years ago, came from India?
Or that the standard textbook on medicine-for 600 years!-was written by a self-taught
physician from Persia?
Or that it was a seventeenth-century cloth merchant from Europe who discovered microorganisms?
Discover dozens of 'No way!' nuggets like these in this fun, info-packed romp through 2500 years of human health and healing. And prepare to be gobsmacked, entertained and inspired by the stories behind some of the most significant medical breakthroughs in history, and the extraordinary men and women behind them.
Featuring groundbreaking ideas, trivia, factoids, and more, this book will make you question your notions of what makes a person 'whole'. And it will fill you with wonder at the innovations, inventions and discoveries that have made-and are continuing to make-the young science of modern medicine.