Little Book of Big Ideas: Medicine covers more than two thousand years of medical thinking and practice, presenting a wealth of information on 50 key figures and 10 crucial issues from the world of medicine. Find out how the insights and research of the great medical thinkers of history drove forward our knowledge of anatomy, illness and disease. Outlining the lives and achievements of figures such as Hippocrates, Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Marie Curie, Alexander Fleming, Thomas Percival and Florence Nightingale, this little book encompasses the most influential theorists and practitioners in the field of medicine. Follow the key developments in medical theory and practice from ancient Greece to the present day. Discover the work of great medical practitioners on the frontline of nursing and surgery. Get to grips with some of the key issues in the field of medicine, including euthanasia, stem cell research, cloning, animal research and transplantation. From Avicenna and Hippocrates to Watson and Crick, the Little Book of Big Ideas: Medicine is your guide to the pioneers of medical history.