Medicine

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Blackbirch PressInc, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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From prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, Western medicine was linked with magic and superstition. In the seventeenth century the development of scientific methods began to dispel many of the myths that existed around medicine. This book traces the history of medical discovery from trepanning (the ancient practice of drilling holes in the skull to release evil spirits) to today's remarkable advances in transplants and vaccines.

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Contents

Introduction
4
A Scientific Approach
22
Modern Medicine
28
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Jen Green graduated from the University of Sussex with a PhD in English Literature in 1982. She has worked as an editor and manager in children's publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer. She has written many non-fiction books for children.

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