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The knife man

Author: Wendy Moore
Publisher: London : Bantam Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Knife Man, Wendy Moore unveils John Hunter's murky and macabre world-a world characterized by public hangings, secret expeditions to dank churchyards, and gruesome human dissections in pungent attic rooms. This is a fascinating portrait of a remarkable pioneer and his determined struggle to haul surgery out of the realms of meaningless superstitious ritual and into the dawn of modern medicine."
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: John Hunter; John Hunter; John Hunter; John Hunter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Moore
ISBN: 9780593052099 0593052099
OCLC Number: 58533731
Awards: Short-listed for Marsh Biography Award 2007
Description: xiii, 482 pages : illustrations, portraits
Responsibility: Wendy Moore.

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WINNER OF THE MEDICAL JOURNALISTS' OPEN BOOK AWARD 2005Revered and feared in equal measure, John Hunter was the most famous surgeon of eighteenth-century London.  Read more...

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"Wendy Moore has done justice to this marvellous man in a biography packed with gruesome facts and eye-opening perceptions. It is an accomplished achievement and a splendid read" * The Times * Read more...

 
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The Knife Man

by Ellwards (WorldCat user published 2007-05-31) Excellent Permalink
This book got my attention within the first few chapters. It is excellent if you are looking for a book about medical history or simply history. There is so much to be learned from this book.
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