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  • ISBN: 9780312575465
  • ISBN: 0312575467
  • ISBN: 9781250057730
  • ISBN: 1250057736
  • Physical Description: 319 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2009.

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"Published to accompany the BBC television series Blood and Guts, first broadcast on BBC2 in ... Read More
"First published in Great Britain by BBC Books, an imprint of Ebury Publishing, a Random House Group ... Read More
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Bloody beginnings -- Affairs of the heart -- Dead ... Read More
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Surveys surgical history, including Robert ... Read More
Subject: Surgery > History.
Medical errors > History.
General Surgery > history.
Medical Errors > history.

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Blood and Guts : A History of Surgery
Blood and Guts : A History of Surgery
by Hollingham, Richard
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Blood and Guts : A History of Surgery

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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