The Medical Book: From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine
by Clifford A Pickover
It’s not that I haven’t been reading, I’ve been busy putting together another WordPress site featuring my spouse’s new writing efforts, his own pulp-era character, Dare Devlin. So if you’d like to see what I’ve been up to when not reading, check out:
My spouse purchased this book for me for Christmas 2014. Since it’s edging towards Christmas 2015, I thought it was time that I reviewed it.
The Medical Book: From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons, 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine comes off more of a coffee table book. The left side of the page is the description of the picture on the right side.
It was fun to read and really didn’t tell me much of what I hadn’t known previously. The pictures are stunning and well worth just leafing through the book to soak them up. I read this book as a hardcover so I have no clue how it would look on a mobile device (or if it’s available in e-book).
I wouldn’t recommend The Medical Book as a primary tome of medical history but it would make a fine supplement. Besides, it’ll look spiffy on your medical history shelf!
I’ll rate this book a solid 4/5 stars.
(Review posted 29 November, 2015)