Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of medicine. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in medicine, from Rita LeviMontalcini to Margaret Chan, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a doctor. Find out about the opportunities for women in medicine. Read Women in Medicine to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in medicine is something you want to do.
French scientist Louis Pasteur has been called the founder of modern medicine. He proved that germs spread disease, and his work has saved millions of lives. A university chemistry professor, Pasteur is best known for discovering pasteurization, a process by which bacteria and molds are killed when liquids are heated. The process was named for him and is used today.
Gregor Johann Mendel is known as the father of modern genetics. He used cross-breeding to develop different kinds of peas. This allowed him to make predictions about the outcomes. These are now called Mendel's Laws of Heredity. They explain how traits are passed from generation to generation. Mendel also discovered dominant and recessive genes.
Introduces readers to the cool career of veterinarian by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
Much of the battle against disease is fought by these scientists and their amazing equipment. This volume recounts the history as well as the current state of the art.
Examines the basic concepts of anorexia through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.
Examines the basic concepts of bulimia through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.