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Blackbirch Press, 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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A Scientific Approach
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Dr Jen Green worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer who has written over 200 books for children, on geography, the environment, history, natural history, and other subjects. Her Heinemann-Raintree title on Sustaining Our Natural Resources was selected in 2011 for the Junior Library Guild's SLJ Curriculum Levels program.

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