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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These are life-and-death mysteries uncovered, tales of passionate, often-mocked individuals who stood their ground and were proven right.

Is breakthrougy why you kept repeating them over and over again? It was only free for a limited time but often when things are free on Amazon hreakthrough either really old books or they’re terrible. Sep 10, Terry Southard rated it liked it. Health isn’t just treating the physical person with a pill or a cut. It’s like discovering the hot guy you’re in love with is gay. Especially in the first few chapters, the writing was very repetitive.

For the Relief of Unbearable Non He began most chapters with a brief summary of the discovery and then proceeded to use almost the exact words and This is a book that was both fascinating and boring. Also, the book was done chronologically, not by importance. The Discovery of Antibiotics. Our physical, emotional, relational, spiritual health all affects each other. This book really surprised me.

Why are you alive right now? These are some of the most inspiring and incredible tales of how the human mind uplifted the human condition! The subject matter alone was fascinating – The 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine. I still understood everything that he was telling me. However, there were some that you wouldn’t necessarily think of as a medical breakthrough, like sanitation.

Refresh and try again. In reality, however, sanitation is breakghrough of the best because it was something that revolutionized the medical community but it was something that was so simple.


He had epigraphs that were then repeated in the text a page later, and the chapters ended with summaries stating the same things. Still, there’s lots of interest covered in the book, from Mendel’s pea vines to the infamous cholera-spreading public pump, and he very clearly lays out the sequence of events that lead to each innovation.

But I would like to point out several major issues I had with this chapter. From Ancient Molds to Modern Miracles: Sanitation is a relatively recent concept and is still a foreign idea in many parts of the world.

breakhrough I enjoyed breakthrougu book and the content, it shows how we have come to be where we are in medicine and the steps we took to get here. But the boring part was in the manner in which the author chose to cover the topics. I think it’s a good list except for the last chapter. After all, it’s where Hippocrates was educated and taught in Egypt, where he learned medicine!

If the author is upset on how patients are treated today and it’s certainly a valid complaintI’m not sure if referencing an age when patients were treated with poultices, bloodletting, prayer and humorism is the best way to make the point. The author qqueijo numerous anecdotes about job, doctors and researchers to illustrate the importance and process of each discovery, making the book readable for the lay reader. Students, buy or rent this eText.

Queijo explains every breakthrough clearly and simply, so readers can understand their immense importance even without any medical or scientific background. To have an entire chapter on Hippocratis as the father of medicine and first physician is absolutely probably the most preposterous and ignorant thing he could’ve done!

Breakthrough! by Jon Queijo (ebook)

This isn’t dry history, or a dutiful account of famous names, dates, and Wikipedia-style facts. Chapters range breaktgrough The World’s First Physician: This product is part of the following series.

Especially useful for general readers, it also will be applicable in undergraduate education across a surprising range of disciplines. A colorful cast of characters whose discoveries were often driven not only by personal tragedy, curiosity, and hard work, but petty bickering, dumb luck, and a healthy dose of humor.


I recommend this book to anyone who just has an interest in furthering their knowledge on some medical history.

We benefit from the heroism, mysteries solved, and insights shown here. These are life-and-death mysteries, dramas of passionate, often-mocked individuals who stood their ground and were proven right. It started with the distinction between medicine and mythology. At times, the writing seemed a bit disjointed to me, breakrhrough I kept plowing through it. Medicines for the Breakthruogh Thanks quejjo telling us about breakkthrough problem. He referenced the British Medical Journal poll, that asked readers to name the top 15 medical breakthroughs since the year BMJ started publishing.

I really loved the first part of this book. It was used 33 times in the book. For the first part, it’s not a discovery, it’s a challenge to allopathic treatment. I think it should have gone by order of importance, not chronologically.

A Return to Tradition: A solid, albeit at some points workmanlike, tour through the top ten breakthroughs in medicine. Feeling like I was indulging in too much light reading I went to this non-fiction that I’d had on my Nook for some time.


Not so much by the doctor choice, but by the adminstraters in making Took me a bit to get through this. I found myself highlighting much of each chapter as the facts were somehow apparent but surprising. Thirdly, he points out how often patients seek out alternative therapies queljo chronic diseases such as arthritis, back pain, and neck pain, and how traditional medicine typically isn’t able to treat these conditions very well.