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The Knife Man

Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery

Wendy Moore

In an era when bloodletting was considered a cure for everything from colds to smallpox, surgeon John Hunter was a medical innovator, an eccentric, and the person to whom anyone who has ever had surgery probably owes his or her life. In this sensational and macabre story, we meet the surgeon who counted not only luminaries Benjamin Franklin, Lord B...
Publish Date
2006
September 12
First Published in 2005
Goodreads rating
4.05
ISBN
9780767916530
Recommendations
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Feb 06, 2021
@TNellster @MonicaAnnWalker @OldOpTheatre Great questions! Will you be attending the event? I hope so! Awesome that you are a descendant of John Hunter. Have you read @wendymoore99's excellent book, THE KNIFE MAN?      source