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The Rise And Fall Of Modern Medicine



This was first published to considerable acclaim in 1999. It neatly divided modern medical achievements into “12 definitive moments”: from the discoveries of penicillin and cortisone through to the birth of intensive care, hip replacements and test-tube babies. Central to its historical narrative is Le Fanu’s argument that the most significant modern medical advances are clustered between the post-war period and the 1970s, a time when innovations in our understanding of disease, surgical…

The Rise And Fall Of Modern Medicine

Pub Date : 2012-11-06 | Author : James Le Fanu M.D. | Publisher : Basic Books

ISBN 10 : 9780465058891
ISBN 13 : 0465058892

The medical achievements of the post-war years rank as one of the supreme epochs of human endeavour. Advances in surgical technique, new ideas about the nature of disease and huge ..

The Rise And Fall Of Modern Medicine

Pub Date : 2011-11-03 | Author : James Le Fanu | Publisher : Hachette UK

ISBN 10 : 9780748131433
ISBN 13 : 0748131434

The medical achievements of the post-war years rank as one of the supreme epochs of human endeavour. Advances in surgical technique, new ideas about the nature of disease and huge ..

Why Us

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : James Le Fanu | Publisher : Vintage Books USA

ISBN 10 : 9781400030545
ISBN 13 : 1400030544

Describes how in the recent past science has come face-to-face with two seemingly unanswerable questions concerning the nature of genetic inheritance and the workings of the brain-..

Manhood

Pub Date : 2010-01-30 | Author : Mels van Driel | Publisher : Reaktion Books

ISBN 10 : 9781861897084
ISBN 13 : 1861897081

In Manhood, experienced urologist and sexologist Mels van Driel offers an unprecedented history of the penis—with answers to everything you wanted to know, and even some question..

Too Many Pills

Pub Date : 2018-05-24 | Author : James Le Fanu | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 1408709775
ISBN 13 : 9781408709771

The number of prescriptions issued by family doctors has soared threefold in just fifteen years with millions now committed to taking a cocktail of half a dozen (or more) different..

Marketplace Of The Marvelous

Pub Date : | Author : Erika Janik | Publisher : Singapore Books

ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :

An entertaining introduction to the quacks, snake-oil salesmen, and charlatans, who often had a point Despite rampant scientific innovation in nineteenth-century America, tradition..

Blockbuster Drugs

Pub Date : 2013-11 | Author : Jie Jack Li | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199737680
ISBN 13 : 0199737681

"This book uses the cases of several landmark drugs to discuss the history of the pharmaceutical industry, and discusses what could be next"--Provided by publisher...

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