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From Leeches to Slug Glue: 25 Explosive Ideas that Made (and Are Making) Modern Medicine

(3,714) By (author) Roopa Pai
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  • Publisher : Penguin Random House
  • Binding : Paperback
  • ISBN : 9780143445876
  • Age Group : Age 9-12
  • Language : English
Genre : Science   |   Teaching Resources

Did you know that the world’s first eye surgeon, who lived 2,500 years ago, came from India? Or that the standard ...

 

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.

Author : Roopa Pai

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.

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