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More entertainment than educational
on March 18, 2015
Cute/cutesy illustrations. Some accurate facts, though that was clearly not the point of this pamphlet. To be educational as well as amusing, I would have liked to have seen a little more serious material. For example, why say that willow bark actually did have a useful pain reliever but not name it? And didn't most o us already know about that?
I did like the unifying conceit, which was to follow a very young apprentice surgeon through his initial introduction and various learning venues.