I was wondering if somebody could recommend a book on the history of medicine, be it comprehensive or an introduction to the history of medicine. I know there are a lot of medical books that cover this subject, but given that I have a limited amount of time for reading I was wondering which book would make the best use of my time.
While it's not meant to be a history of all of medicine, I thought the The Emperor of All Maladies touched on a good deal of the history as the author took us through how cancers were diagnosed and treated since long ago.
Great book, that was.
It is not comprehensive, but covers the major eras of medicine.
Im sure there are many others.