Medicine Becomes a Science: 1840-1999
Spanning 160 years, this volume offers information about medical knowledge, describing the historic events, scientific principles, and technical breakthroughs that have led to rapid advancement in combating disease. It also features a chronology, a glossary, and an array of historical and other sources for further research.
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Medical Science Finally Advances
Women and Modern Medicine
Science Moves Forward in Diagnosis and Treatment
Advances in Medications
An Answer to Polio and Other Changes in Medicine
More Changes Brought about by War
The Science of the Heart
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