Explorers of the Body: Dramatic Breakthroughs in Medicine from Ancient Times to Modern Science

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Steven Lehrer, 1979 - Medicine - 463 pages
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How does the body work? This question has intrigued and occupied mankind since soothsayers first peered into animal entrails. From the primitive medicine of ancient Egypt to the mind-boggling achievements of modern laboratories, the healing craft has been a fascinating part of man's progress. Explorers of the Body is a history of medicine told through lively stories of the men and women who made the great breakthroughs in our understanding of human physiology: Edward Jenner, Gregor Mendel, Marie Curie, Jonas Salk, William Harvey, Louis Pasteur, Joseph Lister, and many others. 

 

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This book has come relatively unnoticed, since it was published more than 35 years ago. But it is a very precise point of view of breakthrough medical discoveries.

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Steven Lehrer is a doctor on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. 

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