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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It took me on a fascinating journey through time, and narrated in a reasonably breakthrouth way the events and milestones in medical history, which changed the human condition in very significant ways. The Discovery of Antibiotics 8. Aug 04, stormhawk rated it really liked it Shelves: Jon Queijo No preview job – Jan 16, Markus rated it really liked it.

I give it only two stars for I did not enjoy the writing style of the author for it was too repetitive. Medicines for the Mind: It was just that interesting.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I skipped most of the infamous “alternative medicine” chapter because it was just too intellectually sloppy and infuriating, but even in the remainder, I would have liked more depth and some coverage of, for instance, the philosophical angst people experience over antidepressants or the current hysteria over vaccines; he writes as though the cultural controversies over the breakthroughs are mostly settled and done.

Medicines for the Mind: It was even more interesting to here about the number of times these medical breakthroughs were dismissed by people of the time as unimportant.


This book basically details what the author has deemed to be the ten greatest breakthroughs in medicine. Sanitation ranks second behind the discovery of medicine Hippocrates was the first to use disciplined methods to treat the sick as the most important medical discovery.


Many of the discoveries also went against the views of the time, and so the way in which things we take for granted today were denied in the past was also fascinating. He had epigraphs that were then repeated in the text a page later, and the chapters ended with summaries stating the same things.

I really loved the first part of this book. Aug 27, Thomas Holbrook rated it really liked it Shelves: Sanitation is a relatively recent concept and is still a foreign idea in many parts of the world.

This is a book that was both fascinating and boring. From Ancient Molds to Modern Miracles: Sign In We’re sorry! Other editions – View all Breakthrough!: It should be noted that there may be other medical breakthrou This book was a free Kindle title. The Discovery of Drugs. I have read a lot of these types of books and maybe that was why I wasn’t very impressed with this one. The Discovery of Anesthesia. Very enjoyable and well written book on some of the key medical discoveries over time.

Medicine became a science, something that was respected, not an occupation. We might do well to revisit and reconsider the words and writings of a man whose practice of medicine was truly holistic, encompassing not only rationality and clinical observation, but ethics, compassion, and even belief in a higher force. 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.

But when I read the 10th discovery, on alternative medicine, it came across as a propaganda book. A colorful cast of characters whose discoveries were often driven not only by personal tragedy, curiosity, and hard work, but petty bickering, dumb luck, and a healthy dose of humor. The Milestones, by Discovery. It should be noted that there may be other medical breakthroughs that could be classified as just as important.


For anyone interested in science, medicine, and beyond Queijo presents the dramatic contexts of each discovery: Health isn’t just treating the physical person with a pill or a cut. Queijp 06, Adam rated it liked it Shelves: Thinking about the 10 medical breakthroughs discussed in this book made me realize how far we have really come in regards to medical care.

Queijo explains every breakthrough clearly and simply, so readers can understand their immense importance even without any medical or scientific background. To view it, click here. Every hospital’s ethics board works to recommend action or inaction on major decisions that they know will affect the lives of patients for perhaps years to come. Maybe it was vaccines.

Breakthrough! by Jon Queijo (ebook)

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. Brdakthrough would have given it 5 stars if the 10th chapter wasn’t titled “A return to tradition: The Discovery of Heredity.

It continues to amaze me how people lived These are life-and-death mysteries, dramas of passionate, often-mocked individuals who stood their ground and were proven right.

These are life-and-death mysteries uncovered, tales of passionate, often-mocked individuals who stood their ground and were proven right. There is medicine that works joh medicine that doesn’t. Someone observed that the cow maidens didn’t get small pox and it was because they got it’s relative, cow pox.

It was only free for a limited time but often when things are free on Amazon they’re either really old books or they’re terrible.