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Knife Man Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery

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ISBN-10: 0767916530

ISBN-13: 9780767916530

Edition: N/A

Authors: Wendy Moore

List price: $16.00
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In an era when bloodletting was considered a cure for everything from colds to smallpox, surgeon John Hunter was a medical innovator, an eccentric, and the person to whom anyone who has ever had surgery probably owes his or her life. In this sensational and macabre story, we meet the surgeon who counted not only luminaries Benjamin Franklin, Lord Byron, Adam Smith, and Thomas Gainsborough among his patients but also "resurrection men" among his close acquaintances. A captivating portrait of his ruthless devotion to uncovering the secrets of the human body, and the extraordinary lengths to which he went to do so--including body snatching, performing pioneering medical experiments, and…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 9/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The Coach Driver's Knee
The Dead Man's Arm
The Stout Man's Muscles
The Pregnant Woman's Womb
The Professor's Testicle
The Lizard's Tails
The Chimney Sweep's Teeth
The Debutante's Spots
The Surgeon's Penis
The Kangaroo's Skull
The Electric Eel's Peculiar Organs
The Chaplain's Neck
The Giant's Bones
The Poet's Foot
The Monkey's Skull
The Anatomist's Heart
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