Breakthrough! has ratings and 61 reviews. Jon Queijo is a medical journalist, and has the ability to take complex medical and scientific information and. Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World. by Jon Queijo. Publisher: PH Professional. In Breakthrough! How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World, Jon Queijo tells the hidden.
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Quejjo liked that some of the “myths” we’d heard about certain medical breakthroughs were actually true like this particular story and like how penicillin was discovered by accident. For the first part, it’s not a discovery, it’s a challenge to allopathic treatment. The epilogue had absolutely nothing new to say, just restated brief parts from the chapters, except for an odd, rather pointless aside about the H1N1 outbreak a few years ago.
Breakthrough! by Jon Queijo (ebook)
This isn’t dry history, or a dutiful account of famous names, dates, and Wikipedia-style facts. It was used 33 times in the book.
We benefit from the heroism, mysteries solved, and insights shown here. I really enjoyed learning about some of the medical breakthroughs and how they occurred.
He had epigraphs that were then repeated in the text a page later, and the chapters ended with summaries stating the same things. This book basically details what the author has deemed quekjo be the ten greatest breakthroughs in medicine. I skipped most of the infamous “alternative medicine” chapter because it was just too intellectually sloppy and infuriating, but even in the remainder, I would have liked more depth and some coverage queojo, for instance, the philosophical angst people experience over antidepressants or the current hysteria over vaccines; he writes as though the cultural controversies over the breakthroughs are mostly settled and done.
At times, the writing seemed a bit disjointed to me, but I kept plowing through it. This book really surprised me. I found myself highlighting much of each chapter as the facts were somehow apparent but surprising.
When I was a kid I had a book called The Great Doctorswhich detailed advances in medicine from Hippocrates to the Modern Day I would have said “to Heart Surgery,” except that there wasn’t a chapter on Christian Barnard, the book was written before the first heart transplant.
The Discovery of Anesthesia. To have an entire chapter on Hippocratis as the father of medicine and first physician breakhtrough absolutely probably the most preposterous and ignorant thing he could’ve done!
Every hospital’s ethics board works to recommend action or inaction on major decisions that they know will affect the lives of patients for perhaps years to come.
He also didn’t consistently have epigraphs–they were at the beginnings of some chapters jln some sections but later in the book hardly at all. Start Free Trial No credit card required. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Sign Up Already have an access code? My one criticism, if one could call it that, is that it seems to focus on Western medicine, though traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedics is mentioned.
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Well written history of medical discoveries for all audiences. The book isn’t too technical, it goes a little bit into the biology of things but you don’t need any sort of background to understand it. I skipped most of the infamous “alternative medicine” chapter because it was just too intellectually sloppy and infuriating, but even in the remainder, I would have liked more depth and some coverage of, for instance, the philosophical angst people experience over antidepressants or t Lots of interesting information, but shallow — I wasn’t impressed by Queijo’s writing style, which was heavy on italics for emphasisand he didn’t delve much into the many fascinating byways his topics suggested.
With a field as wide as that, it seems that I would be included in this group because I don’t eat red meat and take deep breaths when I’m stressed. Someone observed that the cow maidens didn’t get small pox and it was because they got it’s relative, cow pox.
Apr 18, Scarlett Sims rated it liked it Shelves: Also, the book was done chronologically, not by importance. Series This product is part of the following series.
What about Hon of Ancient Egypt? Maybe it was vaccines. Chances are, you owe your life to one of the remarkable medical discoveries in this book. I didn’t learn much of anything new aside from a few tidbits of trivia, but that’s not really the author’s fault.
Health isn’t just treating the physical person with a pill or a cut. I didn’t have high expectations for this book, but Breakthrlugh was pleasantly surprised. Maybe it was vaccines. Naturally the Breakthrough’s listed are the author’s choosing, but nevertheless they are all important.
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But to have a chapter on Alternative medicine that lumps them all together, calling it “a discovery” that saved millions of lives is a little disingenuous. That said, I’m not sure that homeopathy should have made its way into this book.