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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Sanitation is a relatively recent concept and is still a foreign idea in many parts of the world. I really enjoyed reading it.

The Discovery of Antibiotics. Book Description Why are you alive right now? I found a number of thought provoking issues including the medical field’s resistance to new discoveries and research and the balance between cure and care. Nursing did not make this list, though the author called the non a “sincere” entry. Some of the breakthroughs were really obvious.

A solid, albeit at some points workmanlike, tour through the top ten breakthroughs in medicine. He also didn’t consistently have epigraphs–they were at the beginnings of some chapters and some sections but later in the book hardly at all. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. How Mendel’s study into the hereditary characteristics of peas were ignored for 34 years; how the use of anesthetics was delayed for years because of a rushed, failed demonstration and when it finally became used, how it was applied with whatever was handy in job room at the time, such as a sock ; the absurdly unlikely series of events that breskthrough in the discovery and development of penicillin and how a random rotten cantaloupe helped treat injured soldiers during WWII.

He referenced the British Medical Journal poll, that asked readers to name the top jn medical breakthroughs since the year BMJ started publishing. User Review – Flag as inappropriate This author lacks in historical knowledge. He had epigraphs that were then repeated in the text a page later, and the chapters ended with summaries stating the same things. Even the chapters that were in the most danger of that, like the one on DNA and Chromosomes, managed to keep me, if not interested, at least on track.


I wasn’t really interested in the chapter on DNA but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t pertinent or well written. The book is divided into ten chapters and epilogue. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


I would often stop my reading and share tidbits with whomever I was with. From Ancient Molds quekjo Modern Miracles: Want to Read saving….

The Discovery of X-Rays 6. I just think that it should have been earlier in the book. The Milestones, by Discovery Appendix B. Took me a bit to get through this. Revolutionary medical breakthroughs like these haven’t just changed the way we treat disease: The Discovery of X-Rays. The work is protected by local and international copyright laws and is provided solely for the use of instructors in teaching their courses and assessing student learning.

What about his surgical procedures? I think this book could have benefitted from a better editor for his epilogue copied too much from the introduction and body of the book, and this ebook could have benefitted from a better copy editor for I noticed some misspelled homonyms or a word mistranslated from a different font.

It should be noted that there may be other medical breakthroughs that could be classified as just as important. It continues to amaze me how people lived Thanks for telling us about the problem. Open Preview See a Problem? I would have given it 5 stars if the 10th chapter wasn’t titled “A return to tradition: Feb 02, Two Readers in Love rated it liked it Shelves: If you are really interested in only one chapter you could easily read it and not be lost or feel the need to reference previous chapters.


And if he’s so torn up about lack of compassion, why didn’t he mention Florence Nightingale and nursing even once in the book?

It was used 33 times in the book. Overall, Queijo’s book was fascinating.

Breakthrough! by Jon Queijo (ebook)

Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more. What really bothered me about this qkeijo was his writing style. Each chapter addresses the ten most important discoveries of medicine, as determined by polls taken by the British Medical Journal and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by the Centers for Disease Control. 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.

It started with the distinction between medicine and mythology. Thirdly, he points out how often patients seek out alternative therapies for chronic diseases such as arthritis, back pain, and neck pain, and how traditional medicine typically isn’t able to treat these conditions very well.

Read any medical journal on neurology or osteoarcheology and you’ll realize who the first physicians were! Signed out You have successfully signed out and will be required to sign back in should you need to download more resources. Jon Queijo has been writing about science, medicine, and mental health for more than 25 years, in positions that include senior medical writer in the pharmaceutical industry, staff writer for the New England Journal of Medicine consumer publication Weekly Briefings, and staff writer for Bostonia magazine.