Know It All Medicine

The 50 Crucial Milestones, Treatments & Technologies in the History of Health, Each Explained in Under a Minute

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Pub Date 01 Jun 2017 | Archive Date 29 Aug 2017


Fifty crucial milestones, treatments, and technologies in the history of health, each explained in a minute.

Did you know that technology now allows reconstructive surgery to use customized 3D-printed body parts? This is just one of the incredible feats that modern medicine has brought to us. Find out even more about the direction of medical technology and more in Know It All: Medicine

Grab some scrubs and prepare yourself for an intriguing visit to the world of illness and those who treat it. Know It All: Medicine takes you on an engrossing journey that starts with history's very first "medicines" and moves on 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 what the future may hold for medicine and its practitioners. Excellent for those curious about technology, and those in the medical field alike!

The Know It All series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about the subjects you really feel you should understand but have never gotten around to studying. Each book selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in under a minute.

Other titles in this series include: Know It All Anthropology, Know It All Chemistry, Know It All Classical Music, Know It All Energy, Know It All Fashion, Know It All Great Inventions, Know It All Jazz,  Know It All Shakespeare, Know It All Whiskey, Know It All Wine, Space In 30 Seconds, Sports in 30 Seconds.

Fifty crucial milestones, treatments, and technologies in the history of health, each explained in a minute.

Did you know that technology now allows reconstructive surgery to use customized 3D-printed...

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This is a great little reference book, consisting of 50 different medical topics and their origins. Each topic (e.g., organ donation, IVF, keyhole surgery) is addressed on a single page, with some shorter facts and a longer paragraph. There seems to be just the right information, with some good graphics to separate each topic. This would be a good read for anyone medically-minded and curious!

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This is a cool little book. A lot of solid information on Medicine for the layman.

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Full of a lot of great information for those that are educated in medicine and those that would like to learn more about it.

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Very informative. Enjoyed readying it and learning.

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A nice introduction book that gives a great overview on different areas that make up medicine.
If you are interested in learning more on what makes up medicine, what it might take to start a career in the field or just generally want to get a better knowledge on how medicine came to be what it is today and what the field is made up off, this is a great book!

I would highly recommend it to any student that is interested in going into medicine.

It is not a book for anyone that already knows a good amount of medicine -clearly since it is a "beginner" book so if you are not a beginner? You can figure out for yourself if it is a book you are interested in or not!

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A great introduction to the main health issues covered by the national press on a daily basis. A chapter on health policy and another on the structure of the NHS would be welcome additions for a UK audience.

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The Know It All books offer a fast-paced look into various topics with lots of fun images thrown in. They cover a lot of topics with a good overview amount of data. Each topic is easily digestible on one page so it's great to flip to a random page and read (or read in order like I did). The books introduce new vocabulary that you would need in order to understand the next few topics.

This book was also a fun, quick, informative book to get through that would be great for anyone who is fascinated with medicine without have advanced degrees on the subject. I enjoyed some fun facts that I learned here like "in vitro" meaning in glass and a big overview on some scary diseases and conditions such as Malaria.

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A basic overview on topics in medicine - useful if you need a quick reference, but not so helpful if you're looking for in-depth information on a single topic. Medicine as a topic is, of course, massive, but with the Know It All guide you get a good overview.

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All of the Know-It-All series of books are excellent! Each of them gives a synopsis of the most important things to know on the topic in a brief but well-laid-out manner, and Medicine is no exception! These books are a good introduction or a good review, as well as a starting place for discovering which topics you'd like to learn more about afterwards -- and then you can get a more in-depth book on just that topic.

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