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ANGUS, D.: Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine (Unabridged)


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ANGUS, D.: Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine (Unabridged)

Illness, disease and injury prompted the development of medicine from the earliest days of mankind: useful herbs, methods for treating wounds and even setting bones were passed down the generations by word of mouth. With the growth of civilisation came more scientific methods, generally discovered by significant individuals.

This informative and entertaining audiobook presents the major figures in the history of medicine, from Hippocrates in Ancient Greece to the Roman doctor Galen, the medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen and the Arabs Ibn Sina and Al-Razi. They are succeeded by Andreas Vesalius and his anatomical investigations during the Renaissance, and subsequently by William Harvey (the circulation of the blood), Edward Jenner (inoculation), before the discovery of penicillin and DNA.

This is one of the most fascinating stories in human history and, as this audiobook shows, one of the most varied—and exciting!

Disc 1

  Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine (Unabridged)
1.   Introduction 00:09:48
2.   Hippocrates of Kos (c. 460–370 BCE) 00:08:00
3.   Galen (129–200 CE) 00:07:10
4.   'In 162 CE Galen went to Rome…' 00:04:59
5.   'Galen left more than 350 books on anatomy and physiology…' 00:05:09
6.   Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) 00:05:06
7.   'In her new convent one of the first things Hildegard built…' 00:06:31
8.   Ibn Sina (980–1037) 00:06:59
9.   'Eventually he settled in Isfahan in Persia…' 00:06:26
10.   Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564) 00:03:27
11.   William Harvey (1578–1657) 00:06:56
12.   'In 1628 Harvey published his great work De Motu Cordis…' 00:05:57
13.   Edward Jenner (1749–1823) 00:02:36

Disc 2

  Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine (Unabridged)
1.   Edward Jenner ctd. 'Nobody had any idea why…' 00:07:44
2.   'All this time he continued to practise as a country doctor…' 00:08:15
3.   Ignaz Semmelweiss (1818–1865) 00:09:51
4.   Louis Pasteur (1822–1895) 00:03:40
5.   Joseph Lister (1827–1912) 00:09:54
6.   Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) 00:06:09
7.   'While soldiers were certainly grateful for the care…' 00:05:35
8.   Marie Curie (1867–1934) 00:04:31
9.   Alexander Fleming (1881–1955) 00:08:34
10.   Frances Crick and James Watson and the discovery of DNA 00:05:21
11.   'When James Watson arrived in Cambridge…' 00:05:00
12.   'The end of the 20th century saw astonishing advances…' 00:04:17

Total Playing Time: 02:37:55

Angus, David

Soames, Benjamin

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA0117

Barcode: 9781843796909

Physical Release: 10/2013

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