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The Resource A history of medicine in 50 discoveries, Marguerite Vigliani, MD, and Gale Eaton

A history of medicine in 50 discoveries, Marguerite Vigliani, MD, and Gale Eaton

Label
A history of medicine in 50 discoveries
Title
A history of medicine in 50 discoveries
Statement of responsibility
Marguerite Vigliani, MD, and Gale Eaton
Title variation
History of medicine in fifty discoveries
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
The 5,000-year-old Iceman discovered frozen in the Alps may have treated his gallstones, Lyme disease, and hardening of the arteries with the 61 tattoos that covered his body--most of which matched acupuncture points--and the walnut-sized pieces of fungus he carried on his belt. The herbal medicines chamomile and yarrow have been found on 50,000-year-old teeth, and neatly bored holes in prehistoric skulls show that Neolithic surgeons relieved pressure on the brain (or attempted to release evil spirits) at least 10,000 years ago
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Summary
Vigliani and Eaton’s high-interest exploration of medicine begins in prehistory
Writing style
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10601370
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Vigliani, Marguerite
Dewey number
900
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1947-
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Eaton, Gale
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True
Series statement
History in 50
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  • Medicine
  • Discoveries in science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Medicine
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A history of medicine in 50 discoveries, Marguerite Vigliani, MD, and Gale Eaton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-297) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
What's a discovery? -- The iceman: forensic analysis of a neolithic killing -- A parade of ants: magic and folk healing -- Massage: rubbing out demons and kinks -- Secrets of the dead: ancient Egyptian mummifiers and surgeons -- 170 BC: sleep therapy at the Temples of Asklepios -- AD 200: Galen discovers nerves and humors -- 900: al-Razi and evidence-based medicine in the Middle Ages -- 1508: Da Vinci's heart -- 1600: the Chamberlen family secret -- 1670: looking through Van Leeuwenhoek's tiny microscopes -- 1721: fighting smallpox and public opinion in colonial Boston -- 1747: limeys and the conquest of scurvy -- 1776: a folk remedy for congestive heart failure -- 1799: heroic bloodletting, leech mania, and discovering what doesn't work -- 1816: Rene Laennec invents the stethoscope -- 1828: cutting the stone -- 1846: laughing gas -- 1847: wash your hands -- 1848: monster soup -- 1854: cholera and epidemiology -- 1867: Gregor Mendel and inherited traits -- 1870: discovering ancient skull surgeries -- 1881: spontaneous generation and the germ theory of disease -- 1882: tuberculosis emerges from the miasma -- 1894: a barrel of snakes and an antitoxin -- 1896: the discovery of x-rays -- 18989: a small-game hunter fights bubonic plague -- 1898: viruses borrow life support from tobacco leaves and humans -- 1900: Marie Curie's lab glows in the dark -- 1901: making blood transfusions safe -- 1905: hormones and endocrinology -- 1907: Typhoid Mary becomes the world's most notorious cook -- 1909: Ehrlich's magic bullet and the beginnings of chemotherapy -- 1922: controlling diabetes -- 1929: Fleming's dirty dishes give us penicillin -- 1930: psychosurgery -- 1939-1955: rat poison for a U.S. president -- 1944: discovering DNA -- 1945: a miracle drug in the sewage -- 1945: saving lives with sausage casings, washing machines, and juice cans -- 1951: Frankenstein and the heart machines -- 1967: Baruch Blumberg discovers a cancer-causing virus -- 1967: the first heart transplant -- 1972: a magic bullet from Chinese medicines -- 1978: the first test tube baby -- 1983: preventing cancers -- 1998:MMR vaccine, autism, discovery, and fraud -- 2011: bionic parts -- 2013: poop therapy for the human microbiome -- 2016: researching the Zika Virus
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780884484004
Lccn
2017933730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
BRO-adap20180227-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn951925219
  • (OCoLC)951925219
  • 504798
  • 510513
  • 510513
Label
A history of medicine in 50 discoveries, Marguerite Vigliani, MD, and Gale Eaton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
What's a discovery? -- The iceman: forensic analysis of a neolithic killing -- A parade of ants: magic and folk healing -- Massage: rubbing out demons and kinks -- Secrets of the dead: ancient Egyptian mummifiers and surgeons -- 170 BC: sleep therapy at the Temples of Asklepios -- AD 200: Galen discovers nerves and humors -- 900: al-Razi and evidence-based medicine in the Middle Ages -- 1508: Da Vinci's heart -- 1600: the Chamberlen family secret -- 1670: looking through Van Leeuwenhoek's tiny microscopes -- 1721: fighting smallpox and public opinion in colonial Boston -- 1747: limeys and the conquest of scurvy -- 1776: a folk remedy for congestive heart failure -- 1799: heroic bloodletting, leech mania, and discovering what doesn't work -- 1816: Rene Laennec invents the stethoscope -- 1828: cutting the stone -- 1846: laughing gas -- 1847: wash your hands -- 1848: monster soup -- 1854: cholera and epidemiology -- 1867: Gregor Mendel and inherited traits -- 1870: discovering ancient skull surgeries -- 1881: spontaneous generation and the germ theory of disease -- 1882: tuberculosis emerges from the miasma -- 1894: a barrel of snakes and an antitoxin -- 1896: the discovery of x-rays -- 18989: a small-game hunter fights bubonic plague -- 1898: viruses borrow life support from tobacco leaves and humans -- 1900: Marie Curie's lab glows in the dark -- 1901: making blood transfusions safe -- 1905: hormones and endocrinology -- 1907: Typhoid Mary becomes the world's most notorious cook -- 1909: Ehrlich's magic bullet and the beginnings of chemotherapy -- 1922: controlling diabetes -- 1929: Fleming's dirty dishes give us penicillin -- 1930: psychosurgery -- 1939-1955: rat poison for a U.S. president -- 1944: discovering DNA -- 1945: a miracle drug in the sewage -- 1945: saving lives with sausage casings, washing machines, and juice cans -- 1951: Frankenstein and the heart machines -- 1967: Baruch Blumberg discovers a cancer-causing virus -- 1967: the first heart transplant -- 1972: a magic bullet from Chinese medicines -- 1978: the first test tube baby -- 1983: preventing cancers -- 1998:MMR vaccine, autism, discovery, and fraud -- 2011: bionic parts -- 2013: poop therapy for the human microbiome -- 2016: researching the Zika Virus
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780884484004
Lccn
2017933730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
BRO-adap20180227-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn951925219
  • (OCoLC)951925219
  • 504798
  • 510513
  • 510513

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