Pioneers in Medicine

Inventors and Innovators

Battling disease, championing new techniques, recommending necessary medications, and offering comfort and guidance to those in need are just some of the many responsibilities with which healers over time have been charged. Even as the field of medical science rapidly evolves, doctors, researchers, and other medical professionals serve as significant reminders of the human element that has sustained the craft of healing for millennia. Readers discover surveys of the lives of many of those who are persevered in their pioneering quest for new and improved ways to treat a variety of ailments and conditions.

* Reviews *

Series Review:
Inventors and Innovators
well-designed books present information in a succinct and uniform manner. Each
chapter presents a two- to four-page biography and usually includes an
accompanying portrait with a caption, in chronological order by year of the
featured individuals' births. An introduction and conclusion offer more insights
into each book's focus and will assist youngsters with making connections among
-- Caroline
Geck, SLJ

Review: Pioneers in
In this concise
compendium, readers are introduced to forty-two notable men and
women--philosophers, scientists, physicians, teachers, nurses, and inventors who
advanced medicine and health care. ...In interesting biographical sketches of
these pioneers, the author takes readers on a journey through their early years,
educational experiences, trials and tribulations as they pursued their lifelong
ambitions. ... Succinct descriptions of achievements in the fields of anatomy,
physiology, chemistry, pathology, psychology, genetics and microbiology are
delineated. Terminal illness, neurological disorders, pandemics and birth
control were also included. ...This is an excellent resource to emphasize the
importance of practicing good health habits. This book has striking portraits of
pioneers at work and treating patients.
Worsley, NSTA Recommends

Library Bound Book List: $38.82 / S&L: $33.00
eBook List: $38.82 / S&L: $33.00

Reading Level: 8

Interest Level: 7-12+

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-6153-0669-5
Author : Sherman Hollar
Copyright : 2013
Language : English
Category : Biographies, World History
Pages : 160
Trim : 6 1/2" x 9 1/8"
Dewey : 610
Subject : Biographies, World History
Binding : Library
BISAC : JNF024000, JNF051030
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