Medicine: A Graphic History

Jean-Noël Fabiani (Author) Philippe Bercovici (Illustrator)
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Description

An engaging, informative, and endlessly surprising graphic history of medicine

In the Middle Ages, surgery was performed by barbers due to their skill with sharp instruments. In the mid-19th century, a "grand exhibition" of the effects of laughing gas inadvertently led to the discovery of anesthesia. Three decades later, Louis Pasteur enjoyed a crucial breakthrough in his search for vaccinations because his assistant decided, against his orders, to take a vacation.

Here, cardiac surgeon and professor of medical history Jean-Noël Fabiani stitches together the most significant and intriguing episodes from the history of medicine, from chance breakthroughs to hard-fought scientific discoveries. Spanning centuries and crossing continents, this funny, fast-paced yet rigorously detailed graphic novel guides us through one of the most wondrous strands of human history, covering everything from bloodletting to organ donation, X-rays, and prosthetics.

Product Details

Price
$24.99  $22.99
Publisher
Selfmadehero
Publish Date
May 12, 2020
Pages
240
Dimensions
7.4 X 0.9 X 10.1 inches | 1.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781910593790

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About the Author

Dr. Jean-Noël Fabiani is head of the department of cardiac surgery at Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris. He is also a professor at the Paris-Descartes University, where he spent a decade teaching the history of medicine. Philippe Bercovici is a comic book artist from Nice, France, who has published numerous comics and graphic novels.