The Making of Modern Medicine

  • by BBC Audiobooks
  • Narrated by uncredited
  • 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

This major new Radio 4 series charts the development of Western medicine and healing, from the ancient Greeks to the pioneering organ transplant operations of the 20th century and beyond.


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Stellar history of *Western* medicine

Although I disagree with this BBC radio production's underlying assumption that modern medicine is purely a product of Western--chiefly English and Scottish, with a bit of French, Italian, and Prussian/German--culture, one cannot deny the superlative quality of BBC productions overall, and this one both written and narrated by Andrew Cunningham, with additional help from other talented narrators, is engaging, informative, extremely well mastered, comical and delightful. For teachers, these radio-length segments would make a perfect addition to the classroom. One small criticism is that some narrators, obviously from the UK, make embarrassing attempts to read in a US accent, but these moments are short enough that they do not detract from the overall quality of the performance and simply add to its humor.
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- N. Barnes

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-11-2007
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited