The Grisly History of Medicine

POTIONS, POISONS AND PILLS

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description

subject:

Science

age:

7+

retail price:

£7.99

extent:

32 pp

format:

Paperback

One of four books in our Grisly Medicine series. Potions, Poisons and Pills is a fascinating journey looking at discoveries shared; we look at early Chinese and Egyptian medicines, pharmacists from Baghdad, wise women and plant power. In more recent times discover the crucial breakthroughs in medicines such as Aspirin, Penicillin, Antibiotics, Insulin and Steroids.

ISBN:

978-1-910684-63-4

Key points

• Fact filled soft learning at its best.
• High interest for those reluctant readers.
• Brilliant resource for schools. 
• A great read with lots of gory bits.

key words

Acupuncture: ancient medicine: antibiotics: antidotes: apothecaries: Fleming, Alexander: insulin: medieval medicine: penicillin: pharmacists: poisons: