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A Doctor's Life: A Visual History of Doctors and Nurses Through the…

by Rod Storring

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The practice of medicine has changed greatly since the time of Hippocrates in 400 b.c., but the work of doctors and nurses has always been to alleviate suffering. This colorful, informative book explores the world of medical history, spanning the time from Roman physicians to modern-day surgeons, from Native American healers to district nurses. The colorful reenactments photographed especially for this book bring medical history to vivid life: a barber-surgeon from 1450 extracts a tooth, an Elizabethan housewife grinds medicinal herbs to treat wounds, a general practitioner from 1965 listens to her young patient's heart. Readers will learn about the long-used practice of bloodletting, the work of apothecaries and barber-surgeons, the development of anesthesia and vaccinations, the practice of quarantine to stop the spread of diseases, improvements in medical equipment, and much more. Filled with graphic details, this book is sure to be a hit with both science and history buffs. An excellent resource for browsing or doing research, A Doctor's Life also features a comprehensive time line and an index, a glossary of medical terms, and a list of places to visit. No library reference collection or classroom should be without it. Dr. Rod Storring is a consulting physician in London. He collaborated on this book with his eleven-year-old daughter, Nicola, who also hopes to become a doctor.

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This book looks in detail at the lives of over thirty individual doctors and nurses through the ages.

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