Author(s): Gabrielle M. Finn
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.
Dr. Gabrielle M. Finn is Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at Hull York Medical School. She is Director for the Postgraduate courses in Health Professions Education, Education Chair for the Anatomical Society, and Associate Editor for the journals BMC Medical Education and Anatomical Sciences Education.