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3.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 5 3.77 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Gonzalez-Crussi Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN:
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Praised for his erudite writing, renowned scientist Frank Gonzalez-Crussi penned this concise history of medicine, beginning with the most primitive health-care practices and ending with the technology of modern medicine that we enjoy today. As with all Modern Library Chronicles, A Short History of Medicine is a wonderful primer for anyone interested in the subject.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rini | 4/20/2013

    " The only problem I had with this book is that it was organized by topic rather than strictly chronologically. I suppose that makes sense when dealing with such a vast and complicated topic, but it gave me the impression that I was reading certain things several times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawna | 11/24/2012

    " This is an interesting and well-written book. I enjoyed it very much! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 9/26/2012

    " It was pretty good. Who knew that when nitrous oxide was discovered there were 'laughing gas parties' where people inhaled the stuff just for fun? The chapter on the diagnostic process got a bit tedious. I needed this info because I am writing a book and I was hoping for more on medieval medicine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Rock | 8/10/2012

    " Not bad. There were some interesting things in it. Not recommended for people who don't know anything about medicine though, as it uses a lot of technical terms without explaining them (e.g., renal, exanguinate) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/1/2012

    " A WAY TOO SHORT history of medicine. Often great discoverers were mentioned only by name. But I am reminded of how grateful I am to be alive today, instead of any previous time in history "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 5/3/2011

    " Very well done. I was so interested that I wished it had been longer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. Phinnia | 8/14/2010

    " exactly what it says on the tin. good bedtime reading - nice short chapters. i wish the section on specific diseases were longer but i'm kind of macabre like that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine Skinner | 3/28/2010

    " Very informative. I was especially impressed with the information regarding the views of medicine and science from different cultures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawna | 3/24/2010

    " This is an interesting and well-written book. I enjoyed it very much! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 6/30/2009

    " Very well done. I was so interested that I wished it had been longer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/20/2009

    " A WAY TOO SHORT history of medicine. Often great discoverers were mentioned only by name. But I am reminded of how grateful I am to be alive today, instead of any previous time in history "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. Phinnia | 2/22/2009

    " exactly what it says on the tin. good bedtime reading - nice short chapters. i wish the section on specific diseases were longer but i'm kind of macabre like that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon | 3/19/2008

    " From this book I learned that we owe everything to the poor sods on who early scientists performed crude and necessary experiments. No doubt we'll have the same sentiments in 200 years.

    A fascinating read. "

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