The Story of Medicine

The Story of Medicine : From Acupuncture to X Rays

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Taking off from the rich collections of the British Museum, this book uses art and artifacts from around the world to introduce children to the history of medicine. Both science and history, it traces today's modern medicine (including alternative therapies) from the practices of healers in ancient China, India, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Lindsay also gives readers a brief but meaningful introduction to the biographies of important figures in science by showing their place on a historical continuum. Back matter includes a chronology and index.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 220.5 x 280.9 x 10.9mm | 444.53g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195219848
  • 9780195219845

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"This book will delight both seekers of gross-out trivia and students working on reports. Filled with crisply rendered reproductions from The British Museum's archives, the text balances a lively, conversational tone with historical information."--School Library Journalshow more