Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery

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You may think twice before going under the knife

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…

SKU9781846075032
Release Date 07-08-2008
Author Richard Hollingham. Foreword by Michael Mosley
No pages (Books) 320
Cover (Annual, Hard or Paperback) Hardback