William and Helen Bynum – Great Discoveries in Medicine
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Talk at York Festival of Ideas, York
Great Discoveries in Medicine is an account of the evolution of medical knowledge and practice from ancient Egypt, India and China to today’s latest technology.
From letting blood to keyhole surgery, or the theory of humours to the genetic revolution, this book shows what progress has been made through history.
William and Helen Bynum, have brought together a distinguished team of experts to explain medicine’s turning points and conceptual changes.
William Bynum is professor emeritus of the history of medicine at University College London. Helen Bynum is the author of Tropical Medicine in the 20th Century and co-editor of the OUP Biographies of Disease series.
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