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Blood and guts : a short history of medicine

Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses about millennia of human ingenuity in the quest to cheat death. This book features various chapters that sum up one of these battlefields such as surgery, doctors, disease, hospitals,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Porter
ISBN: 0141010649 9780141010649
OCLC Number: 491105997
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2002.
Description: 199 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Disease --
Doctors --
Body --
Laboratory --
Therapies --
Surgery --
Hospital --
Medicine in modern society.
Responsibility: Roy Porter.

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'Nobody will be able to put down this short history of medicine... without counting their blessings. Never have I read a book which made me so glad not to have been born before the mid-20th century.' Read more...

 
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