Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing Harm Since Hippocrates [Audiobook] download free by David Wootton

Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing Harm Since Hippocrates Audiobook download free by David Wootton
  • Listen audiobook: Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing Harm Since Hippocrates
  • Author: David Wootton
  • Release date: 2007/4/9
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Medical
  • ISBN: 9780199212798
  • Rating: 7.25 of 10
  • Votes: 586
  • Review by: Jaliyah Villa
  • Review rating: 9.15 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/22
  • Duration: 4H7M20S in 256 kbps (67.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-01
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: AIFF, MP3, MP4, FLAC, MPEG4, WAV, WMA (compression ACE, DEB, ZIP, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 336
  • Includes a PDF summary of 37 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 26M52S (7.4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Just how much good has medicine done over the years? And how much damage does it continue to do? The history of medicine begins with Hippocrates in the fifth century BC. Yet until the invention of antibiotics in the 1930s doctors, in general, did their patients more harm than good. In this fascinating new look at the history of medicine, David Wootton argues that for more than 2300 years doctors have relied on their patients' misplaced faith in their ability to cure. Over and over again major discoveries which could save lives were met with professional resistance. And this is not just a phenomenon of the distant past. The first patient effectively treated with penicillin was in the 1880s; the second not until the 1940s. There was overwhelming evidence that smoking causedlung cancer in the 1950s; but it took thirty years for doctors to accept the claim that smoking was addictive. As Wootton graphically illustrates, throughout history and right up to the present, bad medical practice has often been deeply entrenched and stubbornly resistant to evidence. This is a bold and challenging book - and the first general history of medicine to acknowledge the frequency with which doctors do harm.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Science, History Of Medicine
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.29 USD
  • Dimensions: 130x196x19mm
  • Weight: 360g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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