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Digging up the dead : the life and times of Astley Cooper, an extraordinary surgeon

Author: Druin Burch
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A historical narrative, where surgeons and body-snatchers colluded and conspired because this was the only way the surgeons could get anatomical experience. This book tells the story of Astley Cooper  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Astley Cooper, Sir; Astley Cooper, Sir; Astley Cooper, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Druin Burch
ISBN: 9780701179854 0701179856
OCLC Number: 85897372
Description: xii, 276 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Druin Burch.

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." . . a brilliant portrait of surgical life before anesthesia, antiseptics, antibiotics and professional regulations."-"Literary Review""From the Trade Paperback edition."

 
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