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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Looking at some of the importance discoveries in the field of medicine is interesting with different amounts of luck and work for all of them! From germs to genetics, the ancient Hippocrates to queiuo cutting edge, these are stories that have changed the world—and, quite likely, saved your life.

The “industrialization” of medicine allowed people from all walks of life to be treated by a growing supply of doctors, technicians, surgeons, and practitioners, all of whom treat their patients based on hundreds of years of objective studies, case histories, demographic data, and cited research.

Medicines for the Mind: 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 Qudijo for Disease Control. Oct 22, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: From germs to genetics, the ancient Hippocrates to the cutting edge, these are stories that have changed the world—and, quite likely, saved your life.

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Breakthrough! by Jon Queijo (ebook)

Aug 27, Thomas Holbrook rated it really liked it Shelves: It was an easy jno and for someone unfamiliar with the subject I can see that it could be a breakthgough introduction to some fascinating stories. Took me a bit to get through this. Makes you appreciate how the human mind can develop great theories, ignore evidence, continue to believe what isn’t true, stumble into truth and finally accept it. Apr 18, Scarlett Sims rated it liked it Shelves: Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning bteakthrough, books, tutorials, and more.


Egyptians were far way ahead of Hippocratis and it’s no wonder why they happen to be some of the best surgeons to this day! It was a book I picked up for free off Amazon.

But “the rise of alternative medicine” did not seem like it belonged on the list.


This was a well put together book that I felt was very informative but not to the point of it feeling like a text book, which was bdeakthrough nice.

Mar 17, Jhinuk rated it liked it.

One of the best chapters was on vaccinations and how cures for things like small pox really did come from things like cow pox. 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.

The tales and victories are worth the read, but the author’s treatment of the material left me aggravated and disappointed. About the Author s. Description Why are you alive right now? 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. There was limited use of technical language making it easy for anyone to access and understand, allowing them to partake in the debate of what is an important breakthrough and what isn An interesting take on what are classed as the most important medical breakthroughs in history and as the author points out many of them could be taken away and others added in depending on who you asked.

Sign Up Already have an access code? Medicines for the Mind: Andrew Weil’s “integrated medicine” a field of study that just happens to recommend products and treatments that Dr. Mar 14, Richard Beaty rated it it was amazing.

The book isn’t too technical, it goes a little bit into the biology of things but you don’t need any sort of background to understand it. It was separated into chapters and sub topics very well so you could easily put it down and pick it up later. The Kindle edition was very well done I really enjoyed reading it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Thanks to the search function in the Kindle Hon can say with confidence that he overused the word “nevertheless”. I think it should have gone by order of importance, not chronologically. His criteria for praising alternative medicine seemed idealistic as best and suckered in at the worst. Hippocratis never considered pulse taking, and he considered the brain a gland. I was loving this book until the last chapter.

I would be inclined to agree with him; the typical treatment for back pain can often be “take some NSAIDs or opioids for twenty years. After plotting out the many benefits accrued by the slow triumph of evidence-based medicine, the inclusion of “Integrative Medicine” bteakthrough the final chapter seem a bit incongruous- or at least premature – but the chapter on alterna A solid, albeit at some points workmanlike, tour through the top ten breakthroughs in medicine.

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Book is a waste of time and money if your facts aren’t accurate. The Discovery of X-Rays 6. By putting all alternative medicine together, you cheapen the legitimate stuff. I won’t go into much detail as to why I think this chapter pretty much single-handedly demolishes the author’s credibility to determine medical breakthroughs at all several reviewers have already done so. Apr 28, Kevin McAllister rated it liked it.

He began most chapters with a brief summary of the discovery and then proceeded to use almost the exact words and phrases when elaborating the topic in the chapter itself.

This author lacks in historical knowledge. Anyway, I enjoyed the first 9 chapters and nearly threw the book across the room during the 10th. The history of medicine is really fascinating. You don’t get lost in medical jargon and it’s really easy to follow. I found myself highlighting much of each chapter as the facts were somehow apparent but surprising.