Medicine in the Twentieth Century by Alex Woolf


Medicine in the Twentieth Century by Alex Woolf

This book looks at the medical contributions and advances made over the last century to the present day and looks at the possible medical advances of the future. Each book evaluates the major medical issues of the time and the key individuals who pushed medical knowledge into new territory. In this title, readers can discover how advances in technology and science brought new understanding about the causes of disease and how the body works. Improved public health measures and living standards meant people were better able to resist illness, and the growing professionalism of doctors and advances in surgical procedures and drugs improved medicine in the twentieth century. This book looks at contemporary problems such as AIDS, SARS and avian flu and also confronts ethical dilemmas such as gene therapy, contraception and cosmetic surgery.

About the Author

Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf was born in Willesden Green, North-West London in 1964 and studied History and Politics at Essex University. He has travelled in America and Europe and worked variously as an accountant, a warehouse assistant, a print buyer, a door-to-door salesman and a dish washer in a roach-infested restaurant in Florida. Since 1995, he has been editing books for young people, and in 2001, he began to write. He has penned more than 40 books on a surprisingly wide range of topics, including the fantastic new fiction title, Aldo Moon and the Ghost of Gravewood Hall.

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64 pages
Interest Age: 11-16


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Publication date

10th August 2006



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