Naomi Craft's small book is a handy reference guide to the development of medicine over the years. She takes us through some of the most significant advances in chronological order, with each entry being one or two pages long, and also covering the main people behind the discoveries and breakthroughs, the time of the breakthroughs, and the places the advances originated.
There is enough context and surrounding information in each short article for the book not to feel too much like a dictionary and, as everything is in chorological order, it is something you could read to get a general feel for the history of medicine. --Popular Science, May 2011
About the Author
Dr Naomi Craft is a practising doctor and freelance medical journalist. She previously worked for the British Medical Journal. A regular contributor to self-help books, Naomi Craft has also written for magazines and newspapers and has broadcast on radio and television. Her other publications include The Children's Guide to the Human Body.