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Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of information books for children, including encyclopedia articles and fun activity books. Here, he has brought his knowledge of science and technology to bear on the increasingly technical world of medicine. Claire Jones is an experienced researcher, lecturer, and museum professional specializing in the history of medicine. She completed her Ph.D. thesis on 19th century medical advertising and is working to establish a museum of health and medicine at the University of Worcester in England.
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|Big Changes in Medicine||p. 4|
|Technical Advances||p. 6|
|Fighting Disease||p. 14|
|Public Health||p. 20|
|The Effects of War||p. 26|
|Health Care Around the World||p. 30|
|Traditional and Alternative Medicine||p. 36|
|Where Are We Now?||p. 40|
|Find Out More||p. 46|
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