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Grisly History of Medicine: Kill or Cure

Author: John Farndon
Illustrator: Venitia Dean
Retail Price: $15.99
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ISBN: 9781910684641
Format: Paperback
Published: May 2017
Published By: Hungry Tomato
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People have always got sick so have always needed doctors. But while most doctors tried to help their patients, sometimes their methods were weird, disgusting or even dangerous. Yet this was how modern practices began.
Noses were rebuilt by attaching the skin from an arm
The first blood transfusion was between two dogs
The ancient Chinese immunized against smallpox with powered pus
If you're not too squeamish, you'll see barbers doubling up as surgeons, leeches drawing out blood, and corpses being dug up so doctors could study anatomy - along with the first anaesthetics to remove pain, one of medicine's great miracles.

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ISBN: 9781910684641
Number of Pages: 32
Format: Paperback
Reading Level: Primary
Published Date: 01-May-2017
Dimensions (mm): 270x210mm
Publisher: Hungry Tomato

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