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Would You Believe...cobwebs stop wounds bleeding?: and other medical marvels

The Would You Believe... series is a fascinating journey into the evolution of things in our everyday lives; this book looks at the strange history of medical practice around the world

Richard Platt

Suitable for:  Children aged 8+ years who have an interest in science and social history.

Price:  £7.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-911497-9
Publication date: 06/09/2007
Paperback: 48 pages
Dimensions: 246x189mm

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Young scientists get a real taste of the story behind the medicine as we examine the amazing practices used in medicine past and present. Readers will learn about the often painful and frequently distasteful medical practices that our ancestors employed such as using leeches, eating snail shells or body snatching, as well as those that are still used around the world today - who needs an anaesthetic anyway?! Includes alternative therapies and major medical discoveries that changed the face of medical practice.

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