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Plague!: Epidemics and Scourges Through the Ages

From the Series The Sickening History of Medicine

Being sick is horrible. But it used to be worse. Inside this book, you'll see evidence of the plagues of the past—rotting skin, dissolving lungs, and sinister swelling all over the body… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 616.009

Quacks and Con Artists: The Dubious History of Doctors

From the Series The Sickening History of Medicine

People have always needed doctors. But the doctors of the past might not look like the doctors you are used to seeing! Sometimes their healing methods were weird, disgusting, or even… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 610.69/5

Strange Medicine: A History of Medical Remedies

From the Series The Sickening History of Medicine

It's easy to take a pill when we aren't feeling well. But did you know that the art of making medicines goes back thousands of years? Early remedies weren't always so easy—or effective. Some… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 610

The Sickening History of Medicine — Library Bound Set

From the Series The Sickening History of Medicine

Set

Before there was anesthesia, antibiotics, or even an understanding that germs can kill, what happened when people got sick? And how were our modern medical methods developed, anyway? This… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $111.96
  • Your Price: $83.97
  • 4 titles

The Sickening History of Medicine — Paperback Set

From the Series The Sickening History of Medicine

Set

Before there was anesthesia, antibiotics, or even an understanding that germs can kill, what happened when people got sick? And how were our modern medical methods developed, anyway? This… Read More →

  • Paperback
  • List Price: $31.96
  • Your Price: $30.36
  • 4 titles

The Sickening History of Medicine — eBook Set

From the Series The Sickening History of Medicine

Set

Before there was anesthesia, antibiotics, or even an understanding that germs can kill, what happened when people got sick? And how were our modern medical methods developed, anyway? This… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $170.60
  • Your Price: $127.95
  • 4 titles

Tiny Killers: When Bacteria and Viruses Attack

From the Series The Sickening History of Medicine

Invisible microbes cause sickness by invading our bodies and multiplying. But doctors didn't always know that sickness was caused by germs. Most people thought diseases came from smelly, damp… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • Dewey: 616.009