About The Story of MedicineTrace 12,000 years of discoveries and developments, and meet the pioneers who transformed diagnosis and treatment Inside you will discover: ◆ A timeline of milestones, from prehistoric dentistry to polio vaccines and the eradication of smallpox ◆ Key figures in science and healthcare, including Florence Nightingale, Edward Jenner and Marie Curie ◆ Past perspectives on ailments, from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman cures to 20th-century attitudes to syphilis ◆ Scientific discoveries covering the placebo effect, circulation of the blood, anaesthesia and penicillin ◆ The social and economic impact of diseases such as leprosy, Spanish flu and the Black Death ◆ The evolution of healthcare, from medieval hospitals to the introduction of the National Health Service
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