Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery (Hardcover)

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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<...

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RICHARD HOLLINGHAM is a science journalist, author, and BBC radio presenter. He has written and presented a number of radio series on science, the environment, and international politics. His popular science book, How to Clone the Perfect Blonde, was longlisted for the coveted Aventis Science Prize in 2004.

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 9780312575465
Genre SCIENCE / History
Format Hardcover
Pages 319
Publisher Date 2009-12-08 00:00:00.0
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Copyright Year 2008
Height 9.75 in
Wdth 6.75 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.1 lb
Language English
Subtitle A History of Surgery
Edition Number 1
Audience Professional and scholarly
Authors Hollingham, Richard

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