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        Table of Contents

        About the Author

        Chapter 1  Introduction

        Chapter 2  Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine

        Chapter 3  Avicenna, a Thousand Years Ahead of His Time

        Chapter 4  Girolamo Fracastoro and Contagion in Renaissance Medicine

        Chapter 5  Antony van Leeuwenhoek and the Birth of Microscopy

        Chapter 6  The Demise of the Humoral Theory of Medicine

        Chapter 7  Edward Jenner and the Discovery of Vaccination

        Chapter 8  Ignaz Semmelweis and the Control of Puerperal Sepsis

        Chapter 9  Louis Pasteur and the Germ Theory of Medicine

        Chapter 10  Robert Koch and the Rise of Bacteriology

        Chapter 11  Joseph Lister, the Man Who Made Surgery Safe

        Chapter 12  Paul Ehrlich and the Magic Bullet

        Chapter 13  Alexander Fleming and the Discovery of Penicillin

        Chapter 14  Lillian Wald and the Foundations of Modern Public Health

        Chapter 15  Conclusions

        Index