Breakthrough! has ratings and 61 reviews. Jon Queijo is a medical journalist, and has the ability to take complex medical and scientific information and. Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World. by Jon Queijo. Publisher: PH Professional. In Breakthrough! How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World, Jon Queijo tells the hidden.

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From germs to genetics, the ancient Hippocrates to the cutting edge, these are stories that have changed the world—and, quite likely, saved your life. This book basically details what the author has deemed to be the ten greatest breakthroughs in medicine.

The victory of a single mind over the prevailing knowledge of the time!


But “the rise of alternative medicine” did not seem like it belonged on the list. I liked that some of the “myths” we’d heard about certain medical breakthroughs were actually true like this particular story and like how penicillin was discovered by accident. I also liked the book because Queijo managed to explain all these medical discoveries without getting you lost in the medical jargon.

For the first part, it’s not a discovery, it’s a challenge to allopathic treatment.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Weil just happens breakkthrough market and supply through his website as a positive example in a chapter already saddled by quackery is not a good place to start. References and Additional Reading. This book really surprised me.


Bitterness in your heart will breakthroguh ulcers in your stomach. Medicines for the Mind: It was very informative without being patronising, and I actually felt like I learnt something during reading, especially about the development of mental health issues which is still something that society seems to think needs to be left unspoken.

Series This product is part of the following series. If the author is upset on how patients are treated today and queeijo certainly a valid complaintI’m not sure if referencing an age when patients were treated with poultices, bloodletting, prayer and humorism is the best way to make the point. I enjoyed the book and the content, it shows how we have come to be where we are in medicine and the steps we took to get here.

There is medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t. Chances are, you owe your life to one of the remarkable medical discoveries in this book. This book vreakthrough a free Kindle title. A solid, albeit at some points workmanlike, tour through the top ten breakthroughs in medicine.

I think it should have gone by order of importance, not chronologically.

The Discovery of Vaccines. The tales and victories are worth the read, but the author’s treatment of the material left breaktgrough aggravated and disappointed. What really bothered me about this book was his writing style.


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Breakthrough! by Jon Queijo (ebook)

I’d love to see this used in high schools to inspire science and medical careers. This isn’t dry history, or a dutiful account of famous names, dates, and Wikipedia-style facts.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Click on a series title to see the full list of products in the series. Pearson QueikoFeb 25, – Science – pages. My one criticism, if one could call it that, is that it seems to focus on Western medicine, though traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedics is mentioned.

The Discovery of X-Rays. If you are really interested breaktjrough only one chapter you could easily read it and not be lost or feel the need to reference previous chapters. Oct 22, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 06, Adam rated it liked it Shelves: It should be noted that there may be other medical breakthrou This book was a free Kindle title. Quiejo gives a good list of references for each chapter, and does not bog the reader down with endless footnotes.

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