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Under the Knife: A History of Surgery in 28 Remarkable Operations

Author: Arnold van de Laar
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton General Division, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The word 'surgeon' derives from the Greek for 'hand work', and since the dawn of time the surgeon has been charged with the task of patching people up when they need it. Arnold Van de Laar, himself a surgeon in Amsterdam, uses medical case histories to examine the past, present and future of surgery. The patients that feature in his include Empress Sissi (stabbed), Louis XIV (fistula in the anus), Pope John Paul II  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold van de Laar
ISBN: 9781473633650 1473633656
OCLC Number: 1016547657
Notes: Jan 18 Hachette 617.
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Description: 368 pages ; 240 x 156 mm
Responsibility: Arnold van de Laar.

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The history of surgery in 28 famous operations - from Louis XIV to JFK, and from Einstein to Houdini.  Read more...

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In this witty chronicle, surgeon Arnold van de Laar dissects thousands of years' worth of remarkably gruesome stories. From anaesthetic-free amputations and bloodletting to Albert Einstein's Read more...

 
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