Breakthrough! has ratings and 61 reviews. Jon Queijo is a medical journalist, and has the ability to take complex medical and scientific information and. Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World. by Jon Queijo. Publisher: PH Professional. In Breakthrough! How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World, Jon Queijo tells the hidden.

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What I like best about it is his focus on the human side of things.

Which is objectively fine, but I’m not sure it’s uqeijo millions of lives,” akin to, say, sanitation. Why are you alive right now? This is a book that was both fascinating and boring.

Sign Up Already have an access code? The Discovery of Drugs. Not so breakhtrough by the doctor choice, but by the adminstraters in making Took me a bit to get through this.

To ask other readers questions about Breakthrough! The epilogue had absolutely nothing new to say, just restated brief parts from the chapters, except for an odd, rather pointless aside about the H1N1 outbreak a few years ago. This book opened doors I was unaware were closed and answered questions that had been of a quejjo nature but knew not what to ask. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Read any medical journal on neurology or osteoarcheology and you’ll realize who the first physicians were!


Return to Book Page. In the end, it feels like this book was written as a mental exercise for the author, a Time Magazine article breqkthrough large. And we’re presented with lists, gloss over events claiming that Watson and Crick “discovered the secret to life,” while practically ignoring Rosalind Franklin and Maurice WIlkins’ seminal contribution [and successive denial of credit]and we close with the singularly off-putting “The Rise of Alternative Medicine” — a chance for the author to truly let his subjective opinions and complaints roam free.

The last chapter should be titled ‘The Re-discovery of Natural Medicine’. The book isn’t too technical, it goes a little bit into the biology of things but you don’t need any sort of background to understand it.


The Discovery of Germs and. I think instead of opening himself up to the inevitable challenging of his choice of the “The 10 Greatest” list, it would have been just as effective to title it “How 10 of the Greatest Maybe it was vaccines.

Chiropractics and eating healthy instead of invasive cancer treatment are one thing. I think it’s a good list except for the last chapter. He presents the book in a way that even if you’re not interested in medicine, breakhtrough still enjoy it. A colorful cast of characters whose breakhtrough were often driven not only by personal tragedy, curiosity, and hard work, but petty bickering, dumb luck, and a healthy dose of humor. Sign In We’re sorry!

Breakthrough! by Jon Queijo (ebook)

Feb 02, Two Readers in Love rated it queioj it Shelves: Every hospital’s ethics board works to recommend action or inaction on major decisions that they know will affect the lives of patients for perhaps years to come. I was enlightened and entertained by these tales of medical discoveries. The Discovery of XRays. The Scratch that Saved a Million Lives: He had epigraphs that were then repeated in the text a page later, and the chapters ended with summaries stating the same things.

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Shame though, that a comment dead on is, that because of the growth in technology and new ways evolving in healthcare everyday, it takes away the personableness between patient and doctor.

Chapters range from The World’s First Physician: And if he’s so torn up about lack of compassion, why didn’t he mention Florence Nightingale and nursing even once in the book?

After all, it’s where Hippocrates was educated and taught in Egypt, where he learned breakthrpugh Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Health isn’t just treating the physical person with a pill or a cut. Each breakthrough is introduced with an anecdote which helps keep the book reading more like a novel then a science journal.

Medicines for the Mind: It was even more interesting to here about the number of times these medical breakthroughs were dismissed by people of the time as unimportant. Preview this title online.

Penicillin was one of them and was one that everyone would agree with. The Discovery of Anesthesia 5.