The Rise And Fall Of Modern Medicine

The Rise And Fall Of Modern Medicine

Book Title: The Rise And Fall Of Modern Medicine

Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Format: Paperback | 608 pages

Publication Date: 03 Nov 2011

ISBN-13: 9780349123752

The medical achievements of the post-war years rank as one of the supreme epochs of human endeavour. Advances in surgical technique, new ideas about the nature of disease and huge innovations in drug manufacture vanquished most common causes of early death, But, since the mid-1970s the rate of development has slowed, and the future of medicine is uncertain. How has this happened?

James Le Fanu's hugely acclaimed survey of the 'twelve definitive moments' of modern medicine and the intellectual vacuum which followed them has been fully revised and updated for this edition. The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine is both riveting drama and a clarion call for change.