Medicine A Graphic History
Medicine
A Graphic History
By Jean-Noël Fabiani
Illustrator Philippe Bercovici
  • Imprint: SelfMadeHero
  • Publication Date: April 7, 2020
  • Price: $24.99
  • Trim Size: 6 12 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 978-1-910593-79-0
  • EAN: 9781910593790
  • Page Count: 240
  • Illustrations: Color illustrations throughout
  • Format: Paperback

An engaging, informative, and endlessly surprising graphic history of medicine

In the Middle Ages, surgery was performed by barbers due to their skill with sharp instruments. In the mid-19th century, a “grand exhibition” of the effects of laughing gas inadvertently led to the discovery of anesthesia. Three decades later, Louis Pasteur enjoyed a crucial breakthrough in his search for vaccinations because his assistant decided, against his orders, to take a vacation.

Here, cardiac surgeon and professor of medical history Jean-Noël Fabiani stitches together the most significant and intriguing episodes from the history of medicine, from chance breakthroughs to hard-fought scientific discoveries. Spanning centuries and crossing continents, this funny, fast-paced yet rigorously detailed graphic novel guides us through one of the most wondrous strands of human history, covering everything from bloodletting to organ donation, X-rays, and prosthetics.

About the author

Dr. Jean-Noël Fabiani is head of the department of cardiac surgery at Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris. He is also a professor at the Paris-Descartes University, where he spent a decade teaching the history of medicine. Philippe Bercovici is a comic book artist from Nice, France, who has published numerous comics and graphic novels.