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Medicine : A Graphic History

A Graphic History

Jean-Noel Fabiani

Philippe Bercovici

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In the Middle Ages, surgery was performed by barbers, owing 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 anaesthesia. 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. In Medicine: A Graphic History, surgeon and professor of medical history Jean-Noel 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 fast-paced and yet rigorously detailed graphic novel guides us through one of the most wondrous strands of human history, covering everything from blood-letting to organ donation, x-rays to prosthetics.

Professor Jean-Noël Fabiani is a doctor at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, where he heads the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery. He is also a professor at the University Paris-Descartes, where he spent a decade teaching the history of medicine. Philippe Bercovici is a comic book artist from Nice, France. Over forty years, he has published numerous comics and graphic novels.

Publisher
SelfMadeHero
ISBN
9781910593790
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
240
Weight (kg)
1.5
Height (in)
9.45
Width (in)
6.69
Subject
Graphic Novels
Published Date
09 / 04 / 2020

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