The Medical Book: From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine

Author(s): Clifford A. Pickover


Following his hugely successful "The Math Book" and "The Physics Book", Clifford Pickover now chronicles the advancement of medicine in 250 entertaining, illustrated landmark events. Touching on such diverse subspecialties as genetics, pharmacology, neurology, sexology and immunology, Pickover intersperses obvious historical milestones; the Hippocratic Oath, general anesthesia, the Human Genome Project, with unexpected and intriguing topics like truth serum, the use of cocaine in eye surgery and face transplants.


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Internationally renowned author Clifford Pickover has published more than 40 books, translated into over a dozen languages. He is an associate editor for several journals and the author of over 200 articles on various subjects. Dr. Pickover received his PhD from Yale University's Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He holds over 80 US patents for inventions dealing with computing technologies and interfaces and his website,, has received millions of visits.

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  • : 9781402785856
  • : Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • : Sterling
  • : September 2012
  • : 215mm X 185mm X 37mm
  • : United States
  • : August 2012
  • : books

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  • : 1
  • : 610.9
  • : 528
  • : full colour throughout, includes photographs
  • : Clifford A. Pickover
  • : Hardback