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Surgery: An Introduction * Head & Neck: 1. Head; 2 . Eyes; 3. Ear, Nose & Throat * The Upper Body: 4. Hands & Arms; 5. Chest; 6. Abdomen * The Lower Body: 7. Genitals; 8. Legs & Feet

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A startling look at the golden age of surgery through gruesome yet beautiful technical illustrations and paintings from the Wellcome Collection, written by the bestselling author of The Sick Rose

About the Author

Richard Barnett studied medicine before becoming a historian. His writing has appeared in The Lancet, The London Magazine and The Natural Death Handbook. His first book, Medical London: City of Diseases, City of Cures, was published in 2008 and was a Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4. His second book, The Sick Rose, published by Thames & Hudson, was the winner of The British Book Design and Production Awards. Richard has also appeared on BBC4's `The Beauty of Anatomy'. He is currently Director of studies in History, Pembroke-King's Programme, University of Cambridge and Honorary Research Fellow, UCL.


'An extraordinary array of illustrations ... A book that will appeal to all lovers of medical history ' - British Journal of Hospital Medicine

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