Title It All Started with Hippocrates: A Mercifully Brief History of Medicine. With Illustrations by Campbell Grant.
Publisher New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1966). First Edition, Stated.
Seller ID ess4742
Octavo, black cloth & green boards (hardcover), 136 pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to page edges; in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: Blending impeccable fact with outrageous imagination and scintillating turn of phrase, [noted historian, Richard Armour] draws upon his own acquaintance with medicine (for sixteen years he has been writing for Postgraduate Medicine) to explore the development of the healing arts from the Stone Age (when anesthetics were primitive and occasionally permanent) to Medicare and diagnosis by computer. He makes a merry shambles of the consulting rooms of all the great physicians of history, and shakes the labs with laughter. Incorporating all he has learned from the reading of heavy medical histories, Richard Armour has given us a light book, a bright book...