9780300082784

Medicine's 10 Greatest Discoveries

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  • ISBN13:

    9780300082784

  • ISBN10:

    0300082789

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 8/11/2000
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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Summary

This absorbing book by two distinguished physicians is the first to describe the most significant medical discoveries throughout history, bringing to life the scientific pioneers responsible for them and the excitement and frustrations that surrounded the final achievements.

Author Biography

Meyer Friedman, M.D., is director of the Meyer Friedman Institute, University of California, San Francisco-Mount Zion Medical Center Gerald W. Friedland, M.D., is professor emeritus in the department of radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Andreas Vesalius and Modern Human Anatomy
1(17)
William Harvey and the Circulation of Blood
18(19)
Antony Leeuwenhoek and Bacteria
37(28)
Edward Jenner and Vaccination
65(29)
Crawford Long and Surgical Anesthesia
94(21)
Wilhelm Roentgen and the X-ray Beam
115(18)
Ross Harrison and Tissue Culture
133(20)
Nikolai Anichkov and Cholesterol
153(15)
Alexander Fleming and Antibiotics
168(24)
Maurice Wilkins and DNA
192(36)
Concluding Thoughts
228(9)
Notes 237(10)
Index 247

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