The Knife Man: Blood, Body-Snatching and the Birth of Modern Surgery
Publish date: April 3rd 2006
Pages no: 656
Edition language: English
, History Of Science
This was a bit of an interesting read that takes you back into the late 1700's and headfirst into the medical fields where surgery is starting to emerge from the barbers as a more prestigious field. And in the middle of this transition into scientific thinking and experiments and modern surgery is J...
John Hunter rose from a poor Scottish farming family to become one of the leading men of science and medicine. His courage (he inserted a knife's point covered in pus into his urethra to see if syphilis and gonorrhea were the same disease! omg!), his lack of hypocrisy (in an age when even surgeons,...
Got halfway through this last year in 2006 before the stupid library demanded I give it back. I have every intention of reading the rest of it one day. Soon. Yeah, soon.
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