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More Great Inventors and Their Inventions written by David Angus performed by Benjamin Soames on Audio CD (Abridged)

More Great Inventors and Their Inventions written by David Angus performed by Benjamin Soames on Audio CD (Abridged)£4.99

One thing that hasn't changed much at all in the last 10,000 years is the human brain. The relentless curiosity of the human mind, combined with our ability to solve problems, has resulted in huge innovation and change. Here, then, are some of the most revolutionary ideas of the last 300 years. From James Watt...

Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine written by David Angus performed by Benjamin Soames on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine written by David Angus performed by Benjamin Soames on Audio CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781843796909
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Biography
Duration:  158 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  David Angus
Narrator 1:  Benjamin Soames

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Illness, disease and injury prompted the development of medicine from the earliest days of mankind: useful herbs, methods for treating wounds and even setting bones were passed down the generations by word of mouth. With the growth of civilization came more scientific methods, generally discovered by significant individuals. This informative...

and entertaining audiobook presents the major figures in the history of medicine, from Hippocrates in Ancient Greece to the Roman doctor Galen and the medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen.

It also explores the Arabs Ibn Sina and Al-Razi and the start of major anatomical investigations during the Renaissance by Andreas Vesalius.

The furtherance of medical knowledge grew quickly from that point with William Harvey (the circulation of the blood) and Edward Jenner (inoculation); there was growing awareness of the importance of cleanliness to prevent infection, and the discovery of penicillin and DNA was soon made.

This is one of the most fascinating stories in human history and, as this audiobook shows, one of the most varied - and exciting.

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