For thousands of years, surgery and pain were inseparable companions and operating rooms were as much places of horror as of healing. Only in the last century and a half has the discovery of anesthesia brought relief to patients and enabled surgeons to perform life-saving procedures that would otherwise be impossible.
"Titles in this series chronicle medical discoveries that have affected us. The series does a good job of presenting the discoveries and discussing how they have changed society...These books, based on their format and bibliographies which offer further resources, are a good starting point for student research. Consider them if these topics are researched in your school."
-- Book Report (September 2002)
Price: US $32.10