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              Medical Firsts

              Innovations and Milestones That Changed
              the World

              TISH DAVIDSON

              We take many modern medical devices and techniques for granted,
              but everything from hypodermic needles and baby incubators to organ
              transplants, antibiotics, and hearing aids began simply as ideas in someone's
              mind. And while such concepts as formal medical education, methodical
              clinical trials, and universal healthcare may seem commonplace today, this
              wasn't always the case. Some of these innovations and milestones met
              with resistance from society and medical professionals, while others were
              embraced almost overnight.
              Medical Firsts: Innovations and Milestones That Changed the World profiles   May 2023, 255pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
              more than 50 turning points in the history of medicine, spanning from the   Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7733-9
              11th through 21st centuries. The book also highlights key trailblazers, such   $63.00, £47.00, €55,00
              as the first American dentist, first microbiologist, and first woman to win the   eBook: 978-1-4408-7734-6
              Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Each entry begins with a description
              of how the first came to be, followed by discussion of the historical context in   TISH DAVIDSON , AM, is a medical writer
              which it emerged and its enduring impact. Sources for further information are   specializing in making technical information
              provided at the end of each entry and serve as a gateway to further study.  accessible to a general readership.
              This book profiles more than four dozen medical innovations and milestones
              from the 11th through 21st centuries. It highlights the people and stories
              behind these important moments while also exploring their historical context
              and lasting impact.

              •  Highlights medical firsts from a variety of fields and specialties, including
                surgery, obstetrics, genetics, and medical education
              •  Humanizes the history of medicine by providing the story behind the person
                or team at the heart of each innovation or milestone
              •  Explains the social and scientific climate in which each medical innovation
                first occurred
              •  Shows the effects each innovation or milestone has had on medicine today

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