Ten treatments for diseases throughout history are described. Initial procedures were far from perfect. Lack of consistent success led to further study and new learning. Illustrations and photographs are captioned. Many pages include a box with additional information. A timeline from 2000 BCE to present targets health concerns or people involved with medical advancements. Includes a glossary, index, suggested books to read and websites to encourage further study. One page suggests related topics and ideas for investigation. This is an interesting book from start to finish. Other books in the series discuss: Buildings and Structures, the Environment, Gadgets and Inventions, Military and Government Technology, and Transportation. Recommended for junior and high school libraries.