Seven Wonders of Medicine

From the Series Seven Wonders

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In every age, science and technology have advanced human civilization. From architecture to engineering, medicine to transportation, humans have invented extraordinary wonders. Over the centuries, new medicines and medical tools have cured and wiped out diseases. Medical technology has saved lives and has improved health for millions of people, increasing life expectancy for Americans from 49 years in 1900 to 77 years in 2000. In the twenty-first century, scientists continue developing new medical tools and techniques to treat cancer and other deadly diseases. In this book, we’ll explore seven wonders of medicine. These wonders include microscopes, which let doctors see the germs that cause disease. Other wonders are antibiotics, lifesaving drugs made from mold. We’ll learn how doctors are able to take a still-beating heart from one person and place it into another. And we’ll find out about nanomedicine, including tiny “robot doctors” that might one day travel inside the body. From the basic to the cutting edge, we’ll learn where medicine has been and where it’s headed.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF024000, JNF025000
Dewey 610
Graphics Full-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 6.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 135447
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Source notes, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Karen Gunnison Ballen

Karen Ballen has a bachelor's degree from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and a doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota. She taught biology at a small college in Minnesota before turning to children's writing. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and children. She is the author of Seven Wonders of Medicine.