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The History of Medicine
Begin at the beginning with the origins of medicine detailed in Ancient Medicine, by Andrew Langley. Students will see how medicine developed in Egypt and the Middle East, India, China, Greece, and Rome. Discover how doctors have diagnosed and treated illnesses around the globe in The History of Medicine, by Anne Rooney.
Women in Medicine
Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero, by Cheryl Harness, tells the story of one of the first female doctors in the U.S. Louisa May’s Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women, by Kathleen Krull, takes readers from a war hospital to the writing of a much-loved novel.
Animals and Medicine
Do you know where your medicine comes from? Find out how the making of a traditional medicine affected the lives of the moon bears in Jasper’s Story: Saving Moon Bears, by Jill Robinson and Marc Bekoff. Who takes care of the animals when they get hurt? Saving Lives and Changing Hearts: Animal Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers, by Rob Laidlaw, covers this sensitive and needed topic.
Ancient Medicine. By Andrew Langley. 2012. 48p. illus. Raintree, $33.99 (9781410946423). 910.9. Gr. 6–8.
The History of Medicine. By Anne Rooney. 2012. 208p. illus. Rosen, lib. ed., $42.60 (9781448872282). 610.9. Gr. 7–12.
Jasper’s Story:Saving Moon Bears. By Jill Robinson and Marc Bekoff. Illus. by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen. 2013. 40p. Sleeping Bear, $16.99 (9781585367986). 599.78. Gr. 2–5.
Louisa May’s Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women. By Kathleen Krull. Illus. by Carlyn Beccia. 2013. 48p. Walker, $16.99 (9780802796684). 813. Gr. 3–6.
Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero. By Cheryl Harness. Illus. by Carlo Molinari. 2013. 48p. Albert Whitman, $16.99 (9780807549902). 610.82. Gr. 2–4.
Saving Lives and Changing Hearts: Animal Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers. By Rob Laidlaw. 2013. 64p. illus. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, $19.95 (9781554552122). 636.0832. Gr. 4–7.
Anastasia Suen, the author of 166 books for children and adults, has taught students from kindergarten to college. Visit her website at www.asuen.com.
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