Medical firsts : from Hippocrates to the human genome /

Main Author: Adler, Robert E., 1946-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2004.
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245 1 0 |a Medical firsts :  |b from Hippocrates to the human genome /  |c Robert E. Adler. 
260 |a Hoboken, N.J. :  |b John Wiley & Sons,  |c c2004. 
300 |a vii, 232 p. :  |b ill. ;  |c 25 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-225) and index. 
505 0 |a Hippocrates: a principle and a method -- Herophilus and Erasistratus: the light that failed -- Marcus Varro: the germ of an idea -- Dioscorides: the herb man of Anazarbus -- Soranus: the birthing doctor -- Galen of Pergamon: combative genius -- The enlightened mind of Abu Bakr al-Razi -- Ibn Bal-nafis, Glen's nemesis -- Fracastoro: the poet of pestilence -- Paracelsus, renaissance rebel -- Andreas Vesalius, driven to dissection -- Ambroise Pare(/), a man for all seasons -- Johann Weyer--a voice of sanity in an insane world -- William Harvey and the movements of the heart -- Edward Jenner, a friend of humanity -- Such stuff as dreams are made on: the discovery of anesthesia -- Antisepsis: awakening from a nightmare -- The quiet Dr. Snow -- Pasteur and the germ theory of disease -- Out of the corner of his eye: Roentgen discovers x-rays -- Sigmund Freud's dynamic unconscious -- Beyond bacteria: Ivanovsky's discovery of viruses -- The prepared mind of Alexander Fleming -- Margaret Sanger and the pill -- Organ transplantation, a legacy of life -- A baby's cry: the birth of in vitro fertilization -- Humanity eradicates a disease--smallpox--for the first time -- Cannibals, kuru and mad cows: a new kind of plague -- Self, non-self and danger: deciphering the immune system -- Discovery can't wait--cracking the human genome -- Into the future. 
650 0 |a Medicine  |x History  |v Miscellanea. 
650 0 |a Medical innovations  |x History  |v Miscellanea. 
650 1 2 |a History of Medicine. 
650 2 2 |a Genetics  |v Biography. 
650 2 2 |a Genetics  |x history. 
650 2 2 |a Microbiology  |v Biography. 
650 2 2 |a Microbiology  |x history. 
650 2 2 |a Physicians  |v Biography. 
650 2 2 |a Physicians  |x history. 
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