Under the Knife : A History of Surgery in 28 Remarkable Operations, Hardback Book

Under the Knife : A History of Surgery in 28 Remarkable Operations Hardback


'This is history with a surgeon's touch: deft, incisive and sometimes excruciatingly bloody' The Sunday Times'Utterly eccentric and riveting' Mail on Sunday 'Eye-opening and, frequently, eye-watering . . . a book that invites readers to peer up the bottoms of kings, into the souls of rock stars and down the ear canals of astronauts' Daily TelegraphHow did a decision made in the operating theatre spark hundreds of conspiracy theories about JFK?

How did a backstage joke prove fatal to world-famous escape artist Harry Houdini?

How did Queen Victoria change the course of surgical history?Through dark centuries of bloodletting and of amputations without anaesthetic to today's sterile, high-tech operating theatres, surgeon Arnold van de Laar uses his experience and expertise to tell an incisive history of the past, present and future of surgery.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of medicine
  • ISBN: 9781473633650

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