Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery, Richard Hollingham
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Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery

Author: Richard Hollingham

Narrator: Liam Gerrard

Unabridged: 8 hr 32 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 05/28/2019

Genre: Medical - Surgery

Synopsis

Today, astonishing surgical breakthroughs are making limb transplants, face transplants, and a host of other previously undreamed-of operations possible. But getting here has not been a simple story of medical progress. In Blood and Guts, veteran science writer Richard Hollingham weaves a compelling narrative from the key moments in surgical history. We have a ringside seat in the operating theater of University College Hospital in London as world-renowned Victorian surgeon Robert Liston performs a remarkable amputation in thirty seconds—from first cut to final stitch. Innovations such as Joseph Lister's antiseptic technique, the first open-heart surgery, and Walter Freeman's lobotomy operations, among other breakthroughs, are brought to life in vivid detail. This is popular science writing at its best.

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