Jon Queijo has been writing about science, medicine, and mental health for more than 25 years, in positions that include senior medical writer in the pharmaceutical industry, staff writer for the New England Journal of Medicine consumer publication Weekly Briefings, and staff writer for Bostonia magazine. His freelance articles have appeared in various publications, including Brain Work (The Dana Foundation), Psychology and Personal Growth, Environment, and Science Digest.
Very well written and entertaining book about the evolution of the medical science.
"Breakthrough" is at once a look at the history of medicine as well as personal accounts of the individuals who discovered and/or created these breakthroughs.
If an alternative treatment is proven by scientific evidence to be effective, it becomes part of medical practice, but this has seldom happened.
Reading expands one’s mind and can cause one to be mindful. I was aware that I lived in an age where it is easy to take one’s health for granted – most infections are relatively... Read morePublished 4 days ago by YoyoMitch
Although parts of this book are interesting, as a volume it doesn't measure up as a scholarly work of the history of medicine. Read morePublished 21 months ago by JWH
I love reading articles about science and medicine, especially medical history, so I was excited to read "Breakthrough! Read morePublished 22 months ago by A. Carter
I love history and I love the history of ideas. That being said, I can't say that I loved this book.
It is written like a very dry, very well-researched dissertation. Read more
As usual, this purchase was an addition for extra informatin for classes, and Amazon came through with ease and efficiency at a great cost for me. Thank You Amazon for everything. Read morePublished on November 14, 2011 by Skie
Alternative med appraches like Homeopathy remain unproven and lumping them with great discoveries spoils the tone a bit. Read morePublished on September 10, 2011 by Atul V
It seems that all great discoveries (medical and otherwise), have a story behind them which reveals the discovery to be part hard work, part inspiration, and part luck. Read morePublished on August 8, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Author Queijo has collected a vast amount of information about the scientific discoveries that preceded, or were loosely connected to, important changes in medicine (the... Read morePublished on July 18, 2011 by Lynne E.
Jon Queijo has written an insightful, eye-opening, thoroughly researched book about the top ten medical discoveries or practices which we often take for granted but which have... Read morePublished on June 15, 2011 by Erika Borsos