Publication Date: November 9, 2021
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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
For the gruesomely curious or medically minded, this romp through the history of medicine packs in the fascinating and often macabre ideas and practices employed during humanity's constant battle against illness and injury.Discover the pills and potions that often did more harm than good, the bizarre treatments and torturous surgeries. As well as finding strange and little-known stories, readers will also develop a deeper understanding of the pioneers and pivotal discoveries that paved the way for the modern medicine we often take for granted today. Delightfully Gothic illustration brings the information to life, complemented by photographs of key artefacts.
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