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Sick as : bloody moments in the history of medicine (2000)

by Gael Jennings

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Bloody marvelous. A new kids' book on the history of medicine proves to be gross, yucky, disgusting and truly educational

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An engaging, fact filled and humous look at true adventures in medical history that couples text and illustrations. Each page brings a new leap forward, and a couple of stumbles backward as it traces medical advancement since the 16th century.

Gael Jennings has a Ph.D. on the working of the immune system and, happily, a twisted sense of humor. After eight years in medical research, she turned from doing science to talking about it, working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for thirteen years, including science and medical reporting on TV.

Roland Harvey has been illustrating since he was two, so he has had lots of practice perfecting an art style both playful and amusing. He is the illustrator of many books for children, winning awards in his native Australia.

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A humourous look at some important medical discoveries such as how the body works, the role of germs in causing diseases, antibiotics, vaccinations, blood transfusions, and transplants. Includes information on Edward Jenner, Joseph Lister, Louis Pasteur, Alexander Fleming, and others. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.… (more)

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