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Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art (Hardcover)
The history of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and quack medicine is told by physicians, patients, nurses, writers, poets, and artists in this wonderful book.
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It is a winner: a slightly quirky, eclectic collection — of paintings, drawings, advertisements, photographs, quotes, anecdotes, history, observations, and comment — that portrays the trials and triumphs of the profession of medicine...If your obsessive-compulsive nature will allow you to absorb the book's wonderful sense of human past, you will have a treasure...My compliments to the author this is indeed much more than a coffee-table book. In this age of slick, too-perfect works, immersion in a book with a dedicated human touch — "a little bit about history, and a lot about people" — is a delight.
— The Journal of the American Medical Association (Nov 1, 2006)
Winner 'Best Gift Book' in the Best Books 2006 Book Awards
— USA Book News (Oct 2006)
"...a superbly produced, lavishly illustrated volume on medicine and its presentation in history and art...This volume is a rich and eminently satisfying feast."
— ForeWord Magazine (Sept/Oct 2006)
About the Book
The history of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and quack medicine is told by physicians, patients, nurses, writers, poets, artists, and many others, through their quotes, letters, and art in order to give readers a chance to understand what medicine was like from the beginning of recorded history. The great discoveries and controversies, as well as the blunders, deceptions, and tragedies are best appreciated in the words and illustrations of those who were there at the time.
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