23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
well written, a bit thin at times,
This review is from: Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century (Hardcover)
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I enjoyed reading this book and felt I learned about how some areas of medicine have advanced and about the pioneers in the field. The book includes stories about the advent of the ICU in the rush to save polio victims, how horrific war injuries led to advances in plastic surgery, and more. At the same time I felt there were chapters that felt "thin". For example the chapter on aging introduces a remarkable WWI veteran, yet seemed thin to me on explaining what is going on in the aging process. Or, for that matter, once we became interested in the chap, in explaining what happened to him. Overall I'd say its a good book but could have used few chapters in more depth.