A Short History of Medicine(amazon)
F. Gonzalez-Crussi (View Bio)
Hardcover: Random House, 2007.
In just more than 200 pages, F. Gonzalez-Crussi tells the story of modern medicine, from its Renaissance beginnings to the present, from the birth of anatomy to the grusome first surgeries, from the history of infectious diseases to our current therapeutic world. Filled with fascinating human stories, A SHORT OF HISTORY OF MEDICINE is a perfect introduction to the science that has saved millions of lives.
"I was curious to know what new information one could possibly come across…. Suffice it to say that I was overwhelmed by the author’s grasp of medical history. In just a little over 200 pages, he packs in tons of information, considerable amounts of which I, at any rate, was not aware of." — Sanjay Pai, Journal of Clinical Pathology
"A SHORT HISTORY OF MEDICINE is well written and easy to read, yet it conveys complex, wide-ranging, and engaging ideas." — H. Blackman, Journal of the American Medical Association