Doctors By Sherwin B. Nuland, The Great Courses

Doctors By Sherwin B. Nuland, The Great Courses

    • Narrated by: Sherwin B. Nuland

    • Series: The Great Courses: Biology

    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins

  • Release date: 07-08-13

Doctors AudioBook Summary

Discover medical science’s extraordinary journey from a time when even the slightest cut held the threat of infection and death to today’s era of routine organ transplants and daily headlines about the mysteries of DNA and the human genome. What major discoveries made this transition possible? Who were the fascinating individuals responsible for those discoveries, and what qualities prepared each of them for their unique roles in medical history?

These 12 compelling lectures draw on the lives of medicine’s greatest contributors to tell the human story behind the development of Western scientific medicine. Professor Nuland reveals the human side of science – a story about strivings, disappointments, triumphs of human genius, and even greed.

This course is a must-have for anyone interested in the fascinating story of medicine’s evolution-and the brilliant men and women who made this journey possible. Topics include the rise of universities and how they influenced medical education; the appearance of scientific method and what we call “inductive reasoning”; the influence of individual personality on achievement along with the accompanying influence of national character and culture; the role of the church; and the part played by each discoverer’s psychological makeup.

File Size: 167.3 MB


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