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Accidental Medical Discoveries

Accidental Medical Discoveries

by Robert W. Winters, MD
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Item #: UW6992
Format: 247 pages (pb) 2016
Some accidents are more productive than others: spilling your morning coffee on your brand-new blouse? Unfortunate. Discovering that nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is the key to performing surgical procedures? Serendipitous! In Accidental Medical Discoveries, readers will learn the fortuitous roots of twenty-five medical advancements, from surgery and anesthesia to insulin and X-rays. The book is divided into seven parts, each ... More
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Some accidents are more productive than others: spilling your morning coffee on your brand-new blouse? Unfortunate. Discovering that nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is the key to performing surgical procedures? Serendipitous! In Accidental Medical Discoveries, readers will learn the fortuitous roots of twenty-five medical advancements, from surgery and anesthesia to insulin and X-rays. The book is divided into seven parts, each featuring a handful of discoveries pertaining to that section's topic (ex. "Drugs that fight infection.") A perfect read for doctors, know-it-alls, and anyone who enjoys a happy accident. (HC)


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