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


Disc 2

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

Total Playing Time: 02:37:55






Author(s):
Angus, David

Reader(s):
Soames, Benjamin

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA0117

Barcode: 9781843796909

Release Date: 10/2013

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