The Amazing World of Health and Medicine
describes in simple terms how medical devices work;
explains clearly how the body protects itself;
teaches how medical devices serve the doctor;
increases both children’s and adults’ self-awareness of their bodies and of the changes that occur;
includes illustrations and images that enhance the explanations;
answers the questions we all want to ask;
connects between medical science, technology and society;
encourages research and interest in technology;
brings the world of medical literacy closer to the world of children, youngsters and the whole family.
What's in the book?
200 magnificent large-format color pages
that help us to understand:
How the body’s systems work
Understanding scientific medical terms relating to the various systems of the human body.
How doctors help us
Understanding how medical devices tell the doctors about our body.
How medical devices work
Understanding how these devices are made and how they work.
About the Author
Era Hitin was employed for 25 years as a teacher and a pedagogical manager at the Sharon Medical Center in Petach Tikva, and for 10 years as the director of the pedagogical center at Schneider Medical Center, the largest children’s hospital in the Middle East. She is an art therapist and a parenting group facilitator.
Era’s first book, Ella’s Questions about Medicine and Health, was published in Hebrew in 1995 and was approved by the Ministry of Culture and Education in Israel as recommended study material.
“The Amazing World of Medicine is a fascinating guide to medicine, for children, parents, educators, therapists. In fact, this is a book for everyone.
The material exposes readers to the day-to-day role of medicine in their lives and makes it part of their world.
This is not another book about the human body and its various systems, but rather a book that introduces and connects the reader to medical science and to how the medical devices that examine the human body in the contemporary reality of our lives work. Thus, unfamiliar medical concepts and terms become familiar and understandable from a technical, personal and social perspective.
Mothers, fathers, grandparents and children…everyone in the family gains medical literacy. This generates an awareness in the reader and a feeling of control over their way of life, which encourages curiosity and leads to further research. This is what makes the book unique."
Era Hitin talks about the book
From a review by Ahuva Oberstein on the website Nurita:
“The book is impressive in scope, form and design—and particularly in its content! There is such extensive and comprehensive information in the book, for children to take an interest in their body, in medicine, and for the anxious children to read about before a medical examination, and of course for the parents who support their child through his or her anxiety and pleasure. The parents themselves will learn something, too. The book has so much information to offer.
Era Hitin has done a great job with this publication. It is a fascinating platform for learning about the complexities of science, anatomy, body functions, the body’s environments, and the interaction with technology that touches on medicine….”