Did you know that the world’s first eye surgeon, who lived 2,500 years ago, came from India? Or that the standard textbook on medicine-for 600 years!-was written by a self-taught physician from Persia? Or that it was a seventeenth-century cloth merchant from Europe who discovered microorganisms?
Featuring groundbreaking ideas, trivia, factoids, and more, this book will make you question your notions of what makes a person ‘whole’. And it will fill you with wonder at the innovations, inventions and discoveries that have made-and are continuing to make-the young science of modern medicine.
Roopa Pai is a computer engineer who always knew she was going to write for children. To make a living, she brings together three other loves - history, working with young people and her home town Bangalore - in her day job as a guide with Bangalore Walks, a history and heritage walks and tours company.