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Medical Discoveries features over 200 entries on medical and dental inventions and discoveries that have had a great impact on health throughout the world from fluoride treatments to AIDS therapies as well as the people responsible for them. Written in nontechnical language, Medical Discoveries explores medical practices such as acupuncture, significant developments in research such as chemotherapy, and instrumentation such as X-ray machines that have profoundly changed the way diseases are diagnosed and people are treated.

Each Medical Discoveries entry, whether on a well-known discovery or a lesser-known invention, identifies the person behind the breakthrough, explores the knowledge and technology that led to it, and explains how the advance changed the world in which we live.

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