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Gonzalez-Crussi's book (and McDonough's narration) made me want to pour gasoline on my head. It is a boring jumble of historical facts with no apparent organization. It was so bad that I stopped listening to it after about 3 hours. Instead, I urge you to listen to Thomas Hager's very excellent book entitled "The Demon under the Microscope". It is a story of the history of infection and the advent of sulfa drugs as a cure.
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As a Family Practice Physician deeply concerned about the interposition of technology between my profession and the patients I care for, I found F. Gonzalez-Crussi's, "A Short History of Medicine," highly informative and thought provoking. Guiding us down a well plotted and beautifully narrated path, Mr. Gonzalez-Crussi takes the time to fully explore each step of medicine's evolution. He points out the key players, the charlatans as well as the heroes, and treats all with respect. I've read a great many books on medical history and can say unequivocally that this is one of the best. As a fellow author, D.C. Lozar, I know how hard it is to keep an audience informed, engaged, and actively thinking, and I enthusiastically recommend this book. Great Job.
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