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Medicine

The Definitive Illustrated History

DK

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Spanish (8/29/2017)

Description

From ancient herbal remedies to modern drugs, the field of medicine has evolved dramatically over many centuries. 

Medicine takes you through the ages of human history and uncovers the greatest medical breakthroughs, with incredible coverage of disease, drugs, treatment, and cures. Turn the richly illustrated pages replete with compelling stories to learn all about the gory pitfalls and miraculous successes of medical history – from trepanning, bloodletting, and body snatching to brand new developments in IVF and gene therapy. 

Clear diagrams explain major diseases such as cancer, and trace the progression of medical treatment through time, from ancient healing arts to scurvy and smallpox, and the World Wars to modern psychiatry. Double-page features on key scientists and researchers offer unique insight into their lives, experiments, and motivations.

Perfect for adults, students, and anyone interested in the fascinating medical history of the world, Medicine is the definitive visual history of our health.

DK, 9781465453419, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2016



About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.