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Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery

Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hollingham, Richard
Foreword by Mosley, Dr Michael

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Today, astonishing surgical breakthroughs are making limb transplants, face transplants, and a host of other previously un dreamed of operations possible. But getting here has not been a simple story of medical progress. In Blood and Guts, veteran science writer Richard Hollingha...m weaves a compelling narrative from the key moments in surgical history. We have a ringside seat in the operating theater of University College Hospital in London as world-renowned Victorian surgeon Robert Liston performs a remarkable amputation in thirty seconds--from first cut to final stitch. Innovations such as Joseph Lister's antiseptic technique, the first open-heart surgery, and Walter Freeman's lobotomy operations, among other breakthroughs, are brought to life in these pages in vivid detail. This is popular science writing at it's best.
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ISBN 9781250057730
Released NZ 1 Dec 2009
Publisher St. Martins Press-3pl
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781250057730
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher St. Martins Press-3pl
Imprint St. Martins Press-3PL
Released 1 Dec 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hollingham, Richard
Foreword by Mosley, Dr Michael
Category History Of Medicine
History Of Science
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 226mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 617
Weight 431g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Surgery - History, Medical errors - History, General Surgery - history, Medical Errors - history
NBS Text Medicine: General
ONIX Text General/trade