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Title: BLOOD AND GUTS
A SHORT HISTORY OF MEDICINE
By: Roy Porter
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 0141010649
ISBN 13: 9780141010649
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Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
Pub. date: 26 June, 2003
Pages: 224
Description: Discusses about millennia of human ingenuity in the quest to cheat death. This book features various chapters that sum up one of these battlefields such as surgery, doctors, disease, hospitals, laboratories and the human body. It is suitable for those who are keenly aware of their own mortality and wants to do something about it.
Synopsis: 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.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Returns: Returnable
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