Worldwide, the smallpox vaccine saves approximately 5 million lives every year. Each year in the United States, more than 2,000 people undergo heart transplants. Doctors can cure congenital blindness with gene therapy. What could happen if we stop vaccinating? Would there be fewer opportunities for surgery if we didn't have anesthesia? What if scientists quit researching new cures for diseases? The Medical Marvels series puts readers at the forefront of medical technology. Students will study the history of these advances, the science behind the medical practices, and the individuals responsible for major breakthroughs. Engaging, straightforward text and oversized full-color photos allow readers to explore the methods used to make the discoveries, and examine the risks and controversies.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|BISACS||JNF051190, JNF061010, JNF051170|
|Subject||Health, Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 8.5|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Medical Marvels - Library Media Connection
This fascinating series addresses contemporary medical dilemmas of ethics, clinical trials, profit, and the future of “better lives through chemistry.” . . . excel at tracing the history of the scientific developments, including timelines with great graphics, and explaining controversies. Clear descriptions are given. . . [and] colorful sidebars, bold headings, and charts to give the material eye-appeal. The authors have the gift of making extremely complicated material palatable to both teens and adults. Recommended.
Medical Marvels - Horn Book Guide
The rapidly advancing medical research we benefit from its often grounded in accidental findings, trial and error, and the ever-evolving understanding of the human body. In each hefty volume, eight chapters cover the history, science, methods, and people responsible for medical discoveries. Diagrams, charts, photos, micrographs, X-rays, and scans help clarify complex concepts.
Organ Transplants (Medical Marvels) - Booklist
There’s so much information packed into this rather compact book, students and browsers will come away with a real sense of how transplants work, as well as their history and future. . . . The book is handsomely designed with interesting full-bleed photographs often facing a page of text. Sidebars. . .pertain to the topic and never feel intrusive. Source notes and bibliography, as well as a fine design, add to the title’s usefulness for researchers.