A History of Medicine in 50 DiscoveriesBook - 2017
The 5,000-year-old Iceman discovered frozen in the Alps may have treated his gallstones, Lyme disease, and hardening of the arteries with the 61 tattoos that covered his body--most of which matched acupuncture points--and the walnut-sized pieces of fungus he carried on his belt. The herbal medicines chamomile and yarrow have been found on 50,000-year-old teeth, and neatly bored holes in prehistoric skulls show that Neolithic surgeons relieved pressure on the brain (or attempted to release evil spirits) at least 10,000 years ago.
Publisher: Thomaston, ME : Tilbury House Publishers, 2017
Edition: First hardcover edition
Branch Call Number: 610.9 Vigliani 2017
Characteristics: xvi, 303 pages : color photographs ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: 50 discoveries : a history of medicine