Blood and Guts

Blood and Guts : A History of Surgery

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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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  • Hardback | 319 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 498.95g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0312575467
  • 9780312575465
  • 425,411

About Richard Hollingham

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.
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