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Author: DK Books Narrator: Jonathan Oliver Publisher: DK Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Big Ideas Simply Explained Series Release Date: March 2021 ISBN: 9780744041736
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An accessible guide to more than 90 of the most important and groundbreaking milestones in the history of medicine, and the people behind them. How are illnesses diagnosed? When did the first successful organ transplant take place? Why are some pandemics so deadly? This audiobook explores big questions like these, explaining the breakthroughs and discoveries that have shaped our modern-day understanding of medicine and helped uhus protect and promote our health. Written in plain English, The Medicine Book cuts through the jargon and is packed with explanations of the most important milestones in medical history to untangle knotty concepts. From ancient medical practices, such as herbal medications and balancing the humors, through groundbreaking work including Jenner's experiments with cowpox, which laid the basis for vaccination, The Medicine Book offers an engaging overview of medical history across the world all the way into the 21st century with gene manipulation, immunotherapy, and robotics and telesurgery. Covering the role that therapies and drugs have played in the human quest to treat and prevent disease, the establishment of hospitals and later international medical bodies, like the WHO, and medical science's response to new challenges, such as accelerated antibiotic resistance and COVID-19, The Medicine Book explains the stories behind each milestone development. Continuing the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, informative text, The Medicine Book uses an innovative approach to make the subject accessible to everyone, whether you're a student of medicine or science, a medical professional, or an armchair expert. Consultant Steve Parker is a writer and editor of more than 300 books specializing in science, particularly in biology, medicine, and allied life sciences. He has authored titles for a range of ages and publishers, including the award-winning Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine for DK. © 2021 Dorling Kindersley © 2021 DK Audio Download and start listening now!


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About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

DK’s aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivaled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Oliver has preformed in theaters across England, including War and Peace at the Royal National Theatre, The Homecoming at Leicester Haymarket, and the role of Antony in Antony and Cleopatra at the Bridwell. His television credits include Eskimo DayHouse of Eliott, and Hannay, and he is active in voice-over and radio.