Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery
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Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery

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by Richard Hollingham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312575467

ISBN-13: 9780312575465

Pub. Date: 12/18/2009

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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 Hollingham weaves a compelling narrative from the key moments in surgical history. We

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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 Hollingham 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-13:
9780312575465
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/18/2009
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

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Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BlondDude More than 1 year ago
Anybody having an inkling of interest in surgery should start with this book, especially pre-meds. This is well-written, and despite the British English that may confuse most American readers at times, this book is well worth the money and will make the reader realize how much we take modern surgery for granted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago