Moore, Wendy The Knife Man

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The Knife Man

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WINNER OF THE MEDICAL JOURNALISTS' OPEN BOOK AWARD 2005

Revered and feared in equal measure, John Hunter was the most famous surgeon of eighteenth-century London. Rich or poor, aristocrat or human freak, suffering Georgians knew that Hunter's skills might well save their lives ­but if he failed, their corpses could end up on his dissecting table, their bones and organs destined for display in his remarkable, macabre museum.

Maverick medical pioneer, adored teacher, brilliant naturalist, Hunter was a key figure of the Enlightenment who transformed surgery, advanced biological understanding and even anticipated the evolutionary theories of Darwin. He provided inspiration both for Dr Jekyll and Dr Dolittle. But the extremes to which he went to pursue his scientific mission raised question marks then as now.

John Hunter's extraordinary world comes to life in this remarkable, award-winning biography written by a wonderful new talent.

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"Wendy Moore has done justice to this marvellous man in a biography packed with gruesome facts and eye-opening perceptions. It is an accomplished achievement and a splendid read" ( The Times)

"Moore's feel for pace and narrative is impeccable. She excels on the nitty-gritty of his work - the carving, digging, slicing and bottling - but makes us understand why these horrors were wonders. She is, at last, the biographer Hunter deserves" ( Independent)

"The primitive operations without anaesthesia, the bitter rivalries and battles, the struggle against snobbery and orthodoxy - all set against a kaleidoscopic Hogarthian backdrop of gin-shops, brothels, elegant drawing rooms, charnel houses and crude operating theatres. This is a truly fascinating read" (Dr Alan Maryon Davis, Writer and Snr Consultant, Guy’s Hospital)

"Marvellous... There is wit here, without banality; there is scholarship, without pomposity; there is history of the Georgian period that drives you to seek more about that same period - and there can be no greater compliment for a biographer. A classic unputdownable page-turner. It's a winner all round - and now I've finished it, I'm going to start all over again" (Claire Rayner, writer and health adviser)

"Wendy Moore has written an immensely readable account of one of the most fascinating individuals of the 18th century. A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining biography" (Patrick McGrath, author of Port Mungo)

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The vivid, often gruesome portrait of the 18th century pioneering surgeon and father of modern medicine, John Hunter.

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 198 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. WINNER OF THE MEDICAL JOURNALISTS OPEN BOOK AWARD 2005 Revered and feared in equal measure, John Hunter was the most famous surgeon of eighteenth-century London. Rich or poor, aristocrat or human freak, suffering Georgians knew that Hunter s skills might well save their lives -but if he failed, their corpses could end up on his dissecting table, their bones and organs destined for display in his remarkable, macabre museum. Maverick medical pioneer, adored teacher, brilliant naturalist, Hunter was a key figure of the Enlightenment who transformed surgery, advanced biological understanding and even anticipated the evolutionary theories of Darwin. He provided inspiration both for Dr Jekyll and Dr Dolittle. But the extremes to which he went to pursue his scientific mission raised question marks then as now. John Hunter s extraordinary world comes to life in this remarkable, award-winning biography written by a wonderful new talent. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780553816181

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 198 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. WINNER OF THE MEDICAL JOURNALISTS OPEN BOOK AWARD 2005 Revered and feared in equal measure, John Hunter was the most famous surgeon of eighteenth-century London. Rich or poor, aristocrat or human freak, suffering Georgians knew that Hunter s skills might well save their lives -but if he failed, their corpses could end up on his dissecting table, their bones and organs destined for display in his remarkable, macabre museum. Maverick medical pioneer, adored teacher, brilliant naturalist, Hunter was a key figure of the Enlightenment who transformed surgery, advanced biological understanding and even anticipated the evolutionary theories of Darwin. He provided inspiration both for Dr Jekyll and Dr Dolittle. But the extremes to which he went to pursue his scientific mission raised question marks then as now. John Hunter s extraordinary world comes to life in this remarkable, award-winning biography written by a wonderful new talent. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780553816181

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd, 2006. Condizione libro: New. Winner of the Medical Journalists' Open Book Award 2005, this book is about John Hunter. Revered and feared in equal measure, Hunter was the most famous surgeon of eighteenth-century London. An inspiration for Dr Jekyll and Dr Dolittle, he was a maverick medical pioneer, and even anticipated the evolutionary theories of Darwin. Editor(s): Kimber, Brenda. Num Pages: 656 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: BGH; MBX; MN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 41. Weight in Grams: 460. . 2006. Paperback. . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780553816181

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd. Condizione libro: New. Winner of the Medical Journalists' Open Book Award 2005, this book is about John Hunter. Revered and feared in equal measure, Hunter was the most famous surgeon of eighteenth-century London. An inspiration for Dr Jekyll and Dr Dolittle, he was a maverick medical pioneer, and even anticipated the evolutionary theories of Darwin. Editor(s): Kimber, Brenda. Num Pages: 656 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: BGH; MBX; MN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 41. Weight in Grams: 460. . 2006. Paperback. . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780553816181

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, The Knife Man: Blood, Body-snatching and the Birth of Modern Surgery, Wendy Moore, Brenda Kimber, WINNER OF THE MEDICAL JOURNALISTS' OPEN BOOK AWARD 2005 Revered and feared in equal measure, John Hunter was the most famous surgeon of eighteenth-century London. Rich or poor, aristocrat or human freak, suffering Georgians knew that Hunter's skills might well save their lives -but if he failed, their corpses could end up on his dissecting table, their bones and organs destined for display in his remarkable, macabre museum. Maverick medical pioneer, adored teacher, brilliant naturalist, Hunter was a key figure of the Enlightenment who transformed surgery, advanced biological understanding and even anticipated the evolutionary theories of Darwin. He provided inspiration both for Dr Jekyll and Dr Dolittle. But the extremes to which he went to pursue his scientific mission raised question marks then as now. John Hunter's extraordinary world comes to life in this remarkable, award-winning biography written by a wonderful new talent. Codice libro della libreria B9780553816181

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