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Medical Book, Union Square & Co. Milestones

A lively, accessible, and fully illustrated guide to the history of medicine, from ancient practices to cutting edge innovations.

Clifford Pickover continues his popular series that includes The Physics Book and The Math Book with this volume chronicling 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.

Clifford A. Pickover

Clifford A. Pickover, a research staff member at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center, is an authority on the interface of science, art, mathematics, computing, and the visual modeling of data. He is the author of such highly regarded books as Black Holes: A Traveler’s Guide, The Alien IQ Test, and Chaos in Wonderland: Visual Adventures in a Fractal World.

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