• Book

    • Francesco Adami     

      The Doctor’s Bag

      The history of the tools that changed medicine forever

    • The Doctor’s Bag
      • Overview
      • About the author
    • Francesco Adami     

      The Doctor’s Bag

      The history of the tools that changed medicine forever

      • Overview
      • About the author

      Overview

      This is the fascinating story of ten instruments that changed medicine and our lives forever.

      How did Sherlock Holmes single out a doctor in the crowd? What links an eclectic French professor armed with a strange rifle without bullets, running horses and the measurement of blood pressure? What is the relationship between a Pink Floyd album and the development of the pulse oximeter, or between the Beatles and the invention of the CT scan? How do smart watches directly perform an electrocardiogram from the wearer’s wrist?

      Page after page of historical anecdotes, scientific curiosities, outstanding discoveries and bizarre experiments, we discover the extraordinary journey behind every medical instrument. Art, science and culture merged in the lives of creative and tenacious women and men who revolutionised their ages and laid the foundations of modern medicine.

      About the author

      Francesco Adami is a scholar of History of Medicine and History of Science. His scientific and popular articles about emergency medicine and the history of medicine have been published in Italian and international journals. He collaborates with the International Emergency Medicine Education Project.

  • Book formats

    • Binding: Paperback
      Size: 12,5 x 19,5
      Print: Black and white
      Pages: 160
      ISBN: 9788820399900
      Price: € 12,90

    Digital formats

    • epub
      ISBN: 9788820399917
      Price: € 9,99
    • Platform: Amazon
      kindle
      ISBN: 9788820399917