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Blood and Guts
  • Published: 29 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141932330
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Blood and Guts

A Short History of Medicine



Porter writing on the subject he is most famous for (HarperCollins had a major success with his big history of medicine THE GREATEST BENEFIT TO MANKIND)

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 presentfor 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.

  • Published: 29 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141932330
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

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