Breakthrough! has ratings and 61 reviews. Jon Queijo is a medical journalist, and has the ability to take complex medical and scientific information and. Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World. by Jon Queijo. Publisher: PH Professional. In Breakthrough! How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World, Jon Queijo tells the hidden.
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I wonder what some people thought that first time when some scientist suggested you inoculate your self with a cow’s virus, or take some moldy cantolopue to cure that fever.
From Ancient Molds to Modern Miracles: Lots of interesting information, but shallow — I wasn’t impressed by Queijo’s writing style, which was heavy on italics for emphasisand he didn’t delve much into the many fascinating byways his topics suggested. How Mendel’s study into the hereditary characteristics of peas were ignored for 34 years; how the use of anesthetics was delayed for years because of a rushed, failed demonstration and when it finally became used, how it was applied with whatever was handy in the room at the time, such as a sock ; the absurdly unlikely series of events that resulted in the discovery and development of penicillin and how a random rotten cantaloupe helped treat injured soldiers during WWII.
These are some of the most inspiring and incredible tales of how the human mind uplifted the human condition! Full of facts, history, people and just a great read.
Kindle Qurijopages. Which is objectively fine, but I’m not sure it’s “saved millions of lives,” akin to, say, sanitation. Enjoyed reading the book.
Lists with This Book. Many of the discoveries also went against the views of the time, and so the way in which things we take for granted today were denied in the past was also fascinating. From germs to genetics, the ancient Hippocrates to the cutting edge, these are stories that have changed the world—and, quite likely, saved your life. Interesting, especially for those not in the medical industry. Why are you alive right now?
Some of the breakthroughs were really obvious. In reality, however, sanitation is one of the bes This book really surprised me. View table of contents. The Discovery of Antibiotics 8. By putting all alternative medicine together, you cheapen the legitimate stuff. I agree that institutional medicine ignores the spiritual part of man. And we’re presented with lists, gloss over events claiming that Watson and Crick “discovered the secret to life,” while practically ignoring Rosalind Franklin and Maurice WIlkins’ seminal contribution [and successive denial of credit]and we close with the singularly off-putting “The Rise of Alternative Medicine” — a chance for the author to truly let his subjective opinions and complaints roam free.
Apr 28, Kevin McAllister rated it liked it. What about Imhotep of Ancient Egypt? The chapter on alternative medicine seemed like a weak way to end the book however. These are life-and-death mysteries uncovered, tales of passionate, often-mocked individuals who stood their ground and were proven right.
Mar 17, Jhinuk rated it liked it. A colorful cast of characters whose discoveries were often driven not only by personal tragedy, curiosity, and hard work, but petty bickering, dumb breakkthrough, and a healthy dose of humor. A colorful cast of characters whose discoveries were often driven not only by personal tragedy, curiosity, and ha 10 World-Changing Revolutions in Medicine Medicines quwijo the Mind: He presents the book in a way that even if you’re not interested in medicine, you’ll still enjoy it.
Aug 04, stormhawk rated it really liked it Shelves: Egyptian civilization predates Greek by two millennias! Why are you alive right now? Hippocratis never considered pulse taking, and he considered the brain a gland. I was enlightened and entertained by these tales of medical discoveries.
Chapters range from The World’s First Physician: How Cholera Saved Civilization: Refresh and try again. The author uses numerous anecdotes about patients, doctors and researchers to illustrate the importance and process of each discovery, making the book Feeling like I was indulging in too much light reading I went to aueijo non-fiction that I’d had on my Nook for some time.
And then to jin matters worse, at the end of the book he sums everything up by once again breakthroufh almost the exact same words and phrases. The Discovery of X-Rays. I give it only two stars for I did not enjoy the writing style of the author for it was too repetitive.
Breakthrough! by Jon Queijo (ebook)
From germs to genetics, the ancient Hippocrates to the cutting edge, these are stories that have changed the world—and, quite likely, saved your life.
Each chapter addresses the ten most important discoveries of medicine, as determined by polls taken by the British Medical Journal and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by the Centers for Disease Control. This was a well put together book that I felt was very informative but not to the point of it feeling like a text book, which was very nice.
The book is divided into ten chapters and epilogue. It took me on a fascinating journey through time, and narrated in a reasonably interesting way the events and milestones in medical history, which changed the human condition in very significant ways.
The book isn’t too technical, it goes a little bit into the biology of things but you don’t need any sort of background to understand it.
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