Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Richard Hollingham

Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery

BBC Digital
Publication date: December 2008
ISBN: 9781407024530
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

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Today, astonishing surgical breakthroughs are making face transplants, limb transplants and a host of other previously undreamed of operations possible. But getting here has not been a simple story of selfless men working tirelessly in the pursuit of medical advancement. Instead it's a bloodstained tale of blunders, arrogance, mishap and murder. In trying to keep us alive, surgeons have all too often killed us off, and life-saving solutions have often come from the most surprising places.

Accompanying a BBC series, Blood and Guts is an incredible story of stolen corpses, medical fraud, lobotomized patients - and every now and then courageous advances that have saved the lives of millions around the world.

You may think twice before going under the knife...

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