Miracles in Medicine : 25 Life-changing Medical Ideas and Inventions Across the Ages

Roopa Pai

Can you imagine a world where surgeries and amputations were conducted without anaesthesia?


Or one in which disease was believed to be caused by 'stinky air'?


Or a world where treating madness involved drilling a hole through the skull to release the supposed 'demons' inside your head?


Guess what? That was our world, just about 250 years ago!

All of this began to change in the eighteenth century with the coming of modern medicine. This brave new science, full of brilliant breakthroughs, was built on the hard work, dedication and persistence of thousands of curious minds across the ages, from Arabia to China and India to Europe.

Packed with fascinating stories, insights and illustrations, this book is a celebration of 2,500 years of human endeavour and innovation in the medical sciences. Read it, and raise a rousing cheer to the amazing people who gave their all to unravel the secrets of the natural world and the human body, so that we could live longer, healthier and happier lives.

  • Classification : GENERAL NON-FICTION
  • Pub Date : APR 24, 2024
  • Imprint : Hachette India Children's Books
  • Page Extent : 352
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357317467
  • Price : INR 499

Roopa Pai

Roopa Pai, a Bengaluru-based writer, columnist and speaker, is one of India's best-known children's authors. Many of her books are bestsellers, enjoyed as much by adults as by children. Among them is the award-winning, much-translated The Gita for Children, listed by Amazon India as one of '100 Indian books to read in a lifetime'. Her TEDx talk 'Decoding the Gita: India's Book of Answers' has received over two million views to date. When she isn't writing, Roopa leads heritage walks around her city with Bangalore Walks, a company she co-founded.

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