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Title: UNDER THE KNIFE
A HISTORY OF SURGERY IN 28 REMARKABLE OPERATIONS
By: Arnold van de Laar
Format: Hardback

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ISBN 10: 1473633656
ISBN 13: 9781473633650
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Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON GENERAL DIVISION
Pub. date: 11 January, 2018
Pages: 384
Translated from: Dutch; Flemish
Description: The history of surgery in 28 famous operations - from Louis XIV to JFK, and from Einstein to Houdini.
Synopsis: Under the Knife, surgeon Arnold Van de Laar uses his own experience and expertise to tell the witty history of the past, present and future of surgery.From the story of the desperate man from seventeenth-century Amsterdam who grimly cut a stone out of his own bladder to Bob Marley's deadly toe infection, Under the Knife offers all kinds of fascinating and unforgettable insights into medicine and history via the operating theatre.What happens during an operation? How does the human body respond to being attacked by a knife, a bacterium, a cancer cell or a bullet? And, as medical advances continuously push the boundaries of what medicine can cure, what are the limits of surgery?From the dark centuries of bloodletting and of amputations without anaesthetic to today's sterile, high-tech operating theatres, Under the Knife is both a rich cultural history, and a modern anatomy class for us all.
Publication: UK
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
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