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Blood and guts : a history of surgery

By: Hollingham, Richard (Author) Mosley, Michael(Foreword by)

1785940244 / 9781785940248
Paperback
617.09
04/02/2016
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England
24 cm 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white)
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)
Reprint. TV tie-in. Originally published: 2008.

Today, astonishing surgical breakthroughs are making face transplants, limb transplants and a host of other previously undreamed of operations possible.

But getting here has not been a simple story of selfless men working tirelessly in the pursuit of medical advancement.

Instead it's a bloodstained tale of blunders, arrogance, mishap and murder. In trying to keep us alive, surgeons have all too often killed us off, and life-saving solutions have often come from the most surprising places.

Accompanying a BBC series, Blood and Guts is an incredible story of stolen corpses, medical fraud, lobotomized patients - and every now and then courageous advances that have saved the lives of millions around the world. You may think twice before going under the knife...

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PDX History of science

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