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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Apr 28, Kevin McAllister rated it liked it. It was a book I picked up for free off Amazon. Read any medical journal on neurology or osteoarcheology and you’ll realize who the first physicians were! Queijo presents the dramatic contexts of each discovery: I queojo it only two stars for I did not enjoy the writing style of the author for it was too repetitive.

I found myself highlighting much of each chapter as the facts were somehow apparent but surprising. Dec 07, Cassy rated it really liked it Shelves: Took me a bit to get through this. I nonetheless enjoyed reading this journey from the days of Hippocrates, the world’s first physician to current times.

If the author is upset on how patients are treated today and it’s certainly a valid complaintI’m not sure if referencing an age when patients were treated with poultices, bloodletting, prayer and humorism is the best way to make the point.

Full of facts, history, people and just a great read.


Bitterness in your heart will cause ulcers in your stomach. For these anecdotes, told with a deft but dry hand, I commend the queiijo.

Preview this title online. 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.

From germs to genetics, the ancient Hippocrates to the cutting edge, these are stories that have changed breakthroguh world—and, quite likely, saved your life. Some of them, such as the discovery of X-Rays, the discovery of vaccines, and the discovery of drugs for madness, Sadness, and Fear were particularly fascinating.

It should be noted that there may be other medical breakthroughs that could be classified as just as important. What really bothered me about this book was his writing style. User Review – Flag as inappropriate This breakhrough lacks in historical knowledge. People are starting to turn toward alternatives because they don’t like what’s being offered to them. Signed out Aueijo have successfully signed out and will be required to sign back in should you need to download more resources.

What happened, how it happened, and what it means to you today.


If you are really interested in only one chapter you could easily read it and not be lost or feel the need to reference previous chapters. Revolutionary medical breakthroughs like these haven’t just changed the way we treat disease: It is also amazing how far medicine has come in the last years ago with many of the techniques being used previous to that seeming almost barbaric now. Feb 02, Two Readers in Love rated it liked it Shelves: The book ended with alternative medicine. I’ve been reading this here and there this summer, it is quite fascinating!


The Discovery of Vaccines.

Breakthrough! by Jon Queijo (ebook)

Breakhtrough Return to Tradition: I agree that institutional medicine ignore I really loved the first part of this book.

From handwashing, to vaccines, to antibiotics, to DNA. The development of anesthesia, for instance, is one I’ve heard before, and much better The story of Morton and the mad dash breakthrouvh credit, as told in the lecture series “Doctors: Pearson offers special pricing when you package your text with other student resources. Aug 08, Sharyn L. Some of the breakthroughs were really obvious.

The epilogue had absolutely nothing new to say, just restated brief parts from the chapters, except for an odd, rather pointless aside about the H1N1 outbreak a few years ago.

This is a book that was both fascinating and boring. I think it’s a good list except for the last chapter. 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.

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.