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Digging up the dead : uncovering the life and times of an extraordinary surgeon

Author: Druin Burch
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A tearaway young man from Norfolk, Astley Cooper (1768-1841) became the world's richest and most famous surgeon. Admired from afar by the Brontes and up close by his student Keats, his success was  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Astley Cooper, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Druin Burch
ISBN: 9781845950132 1845950135
OCLC Number: 183149022
Notes: Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2007.
Description: p. cm.
Responsibility: Druin Burch.

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"Druin Burch has written a detailed and deeply felt biography of this colourful figure... Digging Up the Dead is not simply the biography of a great surgeon, but a brilliant portrait of surgical life Read more...

 
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