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Blood and guts : a history of surgery

Author: Richard Hollingham
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2009. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
Surveys surgical history, including Robert Liston's amputations, Joseph Lister's antiseptic technique, and Water Freeman's lobotomies.

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hollingham, Richard.
Blood and guts.
[London] : BBC Books, 2008
Based on:
Blood and guts.
[Great Britain?] : BBC, 2008
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hollingham
ISBN: 9780312575465 0312575467 9781250057730 1250057736
OCLC Number: 317928918
Notes: "Published to accompany the BBC television series Blood and Guts, first broadcast on BBC2 in 2008"--BBC edition.
"First published in Great Britain by BBC Books, an imprint of Ebury Publishing, a Random House Group Company"--Title page verso.
Description: 319 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Bloody beginnings --
Affairs of the heart --
Dead man's hand --
Fixing faces --
Surgery of the soul.
Responsibility: Richard Hollingham ; foreword by Michael Mosley.


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Blood and Guts is an excellent history of surgery... a highly readable book, full of gripping anedcotes * Irish Mail on Sunday *

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