History of Medicine: All That Matters

History of Medicine: All That Matters

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History of Medicine: All That Matters identifies sixteen different ages of medicine, each with its own challenges, solutions, developments and remarkable stories. As well as making for a pacy and readable narrative, this innovative approach enables the reader to understand the context of medical developments without losing sight of their sheer excitement, importance and (at times) serendipity.

Dr Tim Hall is both an award-winning writer and a practical medic, and he brings to the history of medicine both the writer's ability to find and tell a story, and the medic's ability to understand and explain the science. The result is the best short history of medicine written for many years.

This accessible and informative book will appeal both to students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to the history of medicine - and what matters most about it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 177 x 14mm | 234g
  • John Murray Learning
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, figures
  • 1444181866
  • 9781444181869
  • 887,953

Table of contents

1.: The Beginning of Ages
2.: The Age of Ice and Caves
3.: The Age of Antiquity
4.: The Age of Healing
5.: The Age of Darkness and Poisons
6.: The Age of Scholarly Medicine
7.: The Age of Plagues and Fires
8.: The Age of the Physician
9.: The Age of Antiseptics and Anaesthetics
10.: The Age of Medical Women
11.: The Age of Bedlam and Psychiatry
12.: The Age of 'Early' Modern Medicine
13.: The Age of Penicillin and Insulin
14.: The Age of Therapeutics and Pharmaceuticals
15.: The Age of Technology
16.: The Age of Experiments and Ethics
17.: The Age of 'Modern' Modern Medicine
18.: The Age of Heart Disease and Cancer
19.: The Age of Immunology and Genetics
20.: The Age of Obesity, Ageing and Rationing
21.: The End of Ages
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About Tim Hall

Dr Tim Hall is a Consultant Physician at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He combines day-to-day patient care with an interest in education, and enjoys a settled life in Devon. He was a medic in Australia for many years, working in remote Aboriginal communities as well as Perth and Fremantle. He has also been a General Practitioner in Aberdeen, where he graduated.

Tim Hall has contributed to many journals, and his books have been shortlisted for Medical Book of the Year, Highly Commended in the BMA Medical Book Awards, and have helped many doctors pass exams. He is delighted to have received Sir Quentin Blake's collaboration for this book.
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