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The Alarming History of Medicine: Amusing Anecdotes from Hippocrates to Heart Transplants

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A wonderfully humorous - and decidedly unorthodox (!) history of medicine from Hippocrates to the present. Delightfully witty and richly informative, this new book by the author of the classic Doctor in the House is a collection of anecdotes describing how the historical breakthroughs in medicine were really made. Using hilarious stories, based on actual facts, Gordon shows that most monumental discoveries were originally accidents. The microscope, for instance, was accidentally invented when Antony van Leeuwenhoek, a ...

The Alarming History of Medicine: Amusing Anecdotes from Hippocrates to Heart Transplants 1994, St. Martin's Press

ISBN-13: 9780312104115

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