Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World


Title: Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World
Publisher: FT Press | ISBN: 0137137486 | Feb 2010 | File type: PDF | 304 pages | 1.7mb

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A wonderfully clear account of the great moments in medicine and a powerful reminder of the possibility of improvement in the fight against illness. -¨CMatt Ridley, author of Genome

10 World-Changing Revolutions in Medicine¡­and the Remarkable Human Discoveries That Made Them Possible

* The unforgettable life-or-death stories behind antibiotics, vaccines, DNA, X-rays, and more
* What happened, how it happened, and what it means to you today
* A colorful cast of characters whose discoveries were often driven not only by personal tragedy, curiosity, and hard work, but petty bickering, dumb luck, and a healthy dose of humor
* For anyone interested in science, medicine, and beyond¡­

Why are you alive right now? Chances are, you owe your life to one of the remarkable medical discoveries in this book. Maybe it was vaccines. Or antibiotics. Or X-rays. Revolutionary medical breakthroughs like these haven¡¯t just changed the way we treat disease, they¡¯ve transformed how we understand ourselves and the world we live in. In Breakthrough!, Jon Queijo tells the hidden stories behind 10 of history¡¯s most amazing medical discoveries. This isn¡¯t dry history: These are life-and-death mysteries uncovered, tales of passionate, often-mocked individuals who stood their ground and were proven right. From germs to genetics, the ancient Hippocrates to the cutting edge, these are stories that have changed the world¨Cand, quite likely, saved your life.


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