Medicine A Graphic History - Jean-Noel Fabiani, Philippe Bercovici

Medicine A Graphic History

Jean-Noel Fabiani, Philippe Bercovici


ISBN: 9781910593790
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: August 2020
Number Of Pages: 240 Pages

$35.00


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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-Noël 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.

About the Author

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.

About the Illustrator

Philippe Bercovici is a comic book artist from Nice, France. Over forty years, he has published numerous comics and graphic novels.

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