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…
You may think twice before going under the knife
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“A fascinating book that gripped me from cover to cover. Amazing incites into the dark beginnings of what are now surgical routine procedures. I have a surgical background as a vet student but even found myself cringing at some descriptions and thankful that I lived now and not then! Highly recommend this book.”
From: Lawrence Dodi