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The Resource Bad medicine : doctors doing harm since Hippocrates, David Wootton

Bad medicine : doctors doing harm since Hippocrates, David Wootton

Label
Bad medicine : doctors doing harm since Hippocrates
Title
Bad medicine
Title remainder
doctors doing harm since Hippocrates
Statement of responsibility
David Wootton
Title variation
Doctors doing harm since Hippocrates
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this new look at the history of medicine, David Wootton argues that for more than 2300 years doctors relied on their patients' misplaced faith in their ability to cure. Over and over again major discoveries which could save lives were met with professional resistance. And this is not just a phenomenon of the distant past. The first patient effectively treated with penicillin was in the 1880s; the second not until the 1940s. There was overwhelming evidence that smoking caused lung cancer in the 1950s; but it took thirty years for doctors to accept the claim that smoking was addictive. As Wootton graphically illustrates, throughout history and right up to the present, bad medical practice has often been deeply entrenched and stubbornly resistant to evidence."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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1952-
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Wootton, David
Dewey number
610.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Medicine
  • Vaccination
  • Medical innovations
  • Medicine
  • Diseases
  • Bacteria
  • Medical errors
  • Physicians
  • Medicine
Label
Bad medicine : doctors doing harm since Hippocrates, David Wootton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Hippocrates and Galen -- Ancient anatomy -- The canon -- The senses -- Vesalius and dissection -- Harvey and vivisection -- The invisible world -- Counting -- Birth of the clinic -- The laboratory -- John Snow and cholera -- Puerperal fever -- Joseph Lister and antiseptic surgery -- Alexander Fleming and penicillin -- Doll, Bradford Hill, and lung cancer -- Death deferred
Control code
000040104608
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 304 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780192803559
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006006509
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Bad medicine : doctors doing harm since Hippocrates, David Wootton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Hippocrates and Galen -- Ancient anatomy -- The canon -- The senses -- Vesalius and dissection -- Harvey and vivisection -- The invisible world -- Counting -- Birth of the clinic -- The laboratory -- John Snow and cholera -- Puerperal fever -- Joseph Lister and antiseptic surgery -- Alexander Fleming and penicillin -- Doll, Bradford Hill, and lung cancer -- Death deferred
Control code
000040104608
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 304 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780192803559
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2006006509
Other physical details
ill.

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