Extreme Medicine

Extreme Medicine

How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century

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Little more than one hundred years ago, maps of the world still boasted white space: places where no human had ever trod. Within a few short decades the most hostile of the world's environments had all been conquered. Likewise, in the twentieth century, medicine transformed human life. Doctors took what was routinely fatal and made it survivable. As modernity brought us ever more into different kinds of extremes, doctors pushed the bounds of medical advances and human endurance. Extreme exploration challenged the body in ways that only the vanguard of science could answer. Doctors, scientists, and explorers all share a defining trait: they push on in the face of grim odds. Because of their extreme exploration we not only understand our physiology better; we have also made enormous strides in the science of healing.
Publisher: Old Saybrook, Conn. :, Tantor Media ;, [2015]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: phonogram 2014
ISBN: 9781452698144
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
analog, Digital recording, rda
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