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Blood and Guts By Roy Porter

Blood and Guts
by Roy Porter

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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.
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Blood and Guts Summary


Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine by Roy Porter

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.

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Blood and Guts Reviews


'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

About Roy Porter


Roy Porter was until his retirement Professor in the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. He last book ENLIGHTENMENT won a 2001 Wolfson Prize. Roy Porter died March 3rd 2002.

Table of Contents


Disease; doctors; the body; the laboratory; therapies; surgery; the hospital; medicine in modern society.

Additional information

GOR001414129
Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine by Roy Porter
Roy Porter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-06-26
224
0141010649
9780141010649
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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