By Steve Parker. Brilliantly illustrated with multiple photographs on every page, this fine source uses short takes to give a full picture of the science’s slow evolution from 2000 BC to the present day. Dealing chronologically with this change, topics cover medicine in European, Native American, Greek, Roman, Asian, and Islamic culture in ancient times, then moves to changes in Western medicine since the Renaissance. Traditional and alternative theories are explored, as are the changing and overlapping roles of physician, surgeon, and spiritual advisor. Images of instruments, historical figures, herbs, and simple procedures illuminate the highly readable content. Grades 4 and up. Index. Illustrated. 8½" x 11". Dorling Kindersley. 64 pages. Second Edition. ©2000.
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