Blood and Guts : A Short History of Medicine

Blood and Guts : A Short History of Medicine

Book Title: Blood and Guts : A Short History of Medicine

Author: Suzie Grogan

Format: Paperback | 224 pages

Publication Date: 26 Jun 2007

ISBN-13: 9780141010649

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.