30-Second Medicine

The 50 crucial milestones, treatments and technologies in the history of health, each explained in half a minute

What does the Hippocratic oath actually say? Who originally discovered antibiotics? And is it true that technology now allows reconstructive surgery to use customized 3D-printed body parts? Find out the answers to these questions and many others in 30-Second Medicine, an intriguing visit to the world of illness and those who treat it. Les mer
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What does the Hippocratic oath actually say? Who originally discovered antibiotics? And is it true that technology now allows reconstructive surgery to use customized 3D-printed body parts? Find out the answers to these questions and many others in 30-Second Medicine, an intriguing visit to the world of illness and those who treat it. It takes the reader on an engrossing journey from the first "medicines", drawn direct from the natural world , to today's keyhole surgery, bionic limbs, and breakthrough drug treatments. It's an essential and engaging read for anyone who wants to know more about the contemporary state of medicine, and where it may go next.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

8 Introduction

12 Early & Non-Traditional Medicine
14 GLOSSARY
16 Shamans & witch doctors
18 The origins of medicine-barber surgeons, early
anatomy studies, grave robbers
20 Healthcare systems
22 Homeopathy
24 Chinese traditional medicine
26 Profile: Hippocrates

28 Landmark Advances
30 GLOSSARY
32 Organ donation and transplant
34 IVF
36 Bypass & pacemakers
38 Human genome
40 Dialysis
42 Bionic organs
44 Robotic/minimally invasive surgery
46 Profile: Joseph Lister

48 Imaging & Technology
50 GLOSSARY
52 X-ray
54 CT
56 MRI
58 Ultrasound
60 Stem cells (tissue engineering)
62 Artificial/bionic limbs
64 3D printing (reconstructive surgery)
66 Profile: Marie Curie

68 Treatments, Therapies & Procedures
70 GLOSSARY
72 Immunisation/vaccination
74 Cancer treatments (radiotherapy/chemotherapy)
76 Contraception
78 Antibiotics
80 Anaesthesia/surgery
82 Blood transfusion/donation
84 Lobotomy/electroconvulsive therapy
86 Profile: Sigmund Freud

88 Milestones in Disease
90 GLOSSARY
92 Malaria
94 Dementia
96 Diabetes
98 Vascular disease (stroke/MI)
100 Polio
102 HIV
104 Cancer
106 Cystic Fibrosis
108 Ebola
110 Profile: William Osler

112 Roles in Medicine
114 GLOSSARY
116 Physiotherapist
118 Nurse
120 Doctor
124 Radiotherapist (vs radiologist)
126 Physician associate/assistant
128 Pharmacist
130 Midwife
132 Occupational therapist
134 Profile: Florence Nightingale

136 Drugs
138 GLOSSARY
140 Paracetamol
142 Anti-depressants
144 Insulin
146 Statins
148 PPIs
150 Anti-coagulants
152 Profile: Alexander Fleming

154 Notes on Contributors
158 Index
160 Acknowledgements

Om forfatteren

Professor Gabrielle M. Finn is Vice Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester and Professor of Medical Education. She has edited the books 30-second Anatomy and 30-second Medicine and is Associate Editor for the journals BMC Medical Education and Anatomical Sciences Education.