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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The vivid, often gruesome portrait of the 18th-century pioneering surgeon and father of modern medicine, John Hunter.L'autore:
WENDY MOORE is a writer and journalist specializiing in health and medical topics for more than 20 years. Her work has been published in a range of newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Observer and the British Medical Journal. She obtained the Diploma in the History of Medicine from the Society of Apothecaries (DHMSA) in 1999 and won the Maccabean prize for best dissertation in that year. The Knife Man, Wendy's first book, won the Medical Journalists' of the Year Open Book award in 2005. She lives in south London with her partner and two children.
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Descrizione libro Bantam Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110593052099
Descrizione libro Bantam Press 2005-02-22, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0593052099 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria TM-0593052099