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The Little Book of Medical Breakthroughs [Paperback]

Naomi Craft
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31 Oct 2008
"The Little Book of Medical Breakthroughs" explains over 100 seminal discoveries, inventions and theories that have shaped the history of medical practice. Presenting a wide range of the most important medical breakthroughs, it covers a variety of topics, including artificial limbs used in Ancient Egypt, modern-day X-rays, immunisation and sanitation.This user-friendly book is arranged in chronological order and contains illustrations throughout.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd (31 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184773068X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847730688
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 16.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,005,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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1.0 out of 5 stars review 5 Mar 2013
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did not rate this book was very bored and felt that there was very little information, was not value for money in my opinion
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i enjoyed this book but was expecting more
it was okay, but was a bit too less for my liking
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