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Blood and Guts

A Short History of Medicine

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English.

About the Book

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 present for 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.

First Sentence

And I looked, and behold a pale horse and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7451431M
Internet Archive
bloodgutsshort00port
ISBN 10
0393037622
ISBN 13
9780393037623
Library Thing
57682
Goodreads
1384667
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