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With stunning visuals and accessible text, this definitive guide to human biology presents all components of our anatomy and details their functions. Diagrams and hyperrealistic illustrations make it easy to understand complex biological processes, from cell division to inflammatory reaction, and from cell division to the perception of sound.
Since the discovery and widespread use of penicillin in the Second World War there have been enormous changes in surgical and nursing techniques enabling frontline medical teams to save soldiers' lives and alleviate suffering on the battlefield. Dr Penny Starns gives a detailed, insightful account of battlefield medicine from Korea to Afghanistan.
To what extent is the human brain like a computer? Addressing the question, this book looks at how the brain works, what effects the various inputs and outputs have, and what people can do to improve and maintain their own mental well-being and that of those around them.