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Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine (Paperback)
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Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 26/06/2003
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Mankind's battle to stay alive is the greatest of all subjects. This brief, witty and unusual book by Britain's greatest medical historian compresses into a tiny span a lifetime spent thinking about millennia of human ingenuity in the quest to cheat death. Each chapter sums up one of these battlefields (surgery, doctors, disease, hospitals, laboratories and the human body) in a way that is both frightening and elating. Startlingly illustrated, A SHORT HISTORY OF MEDICINE is the ideal presentfor anyone who is keenly aware of their own mortality and wants to do something about it. It is also a wonderful memorial to one of Penguin's greatest historians.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141010649
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 211 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


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'Nobody will be able to put down this short history of medicine... without counting their blessings. Never have I read a book which made me so glad not to have been born before the mid-20th century.' Daily Mail

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