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Under the Knife: A History of Surgery in 28 Remarkable Operations Paperback – 10 Jan 2019

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This is history with a surgeon's touch: deft, incisive and sometimes excruciatingly bloody . . . A fascinating combination of art, medical science and - still - daring butchery - The Sunday Times

Utterly eccentric and riveting - Mail on Sunday

Irresistible . . . Van de Laar renders complex surgical procedures not only understandable, but also immensely entertaining . . . A lot of fun - The Times

[A] fascinating history of surgery . . . eye-opening and, frequently, eye-watering . . . a book that invites readers to peer up the bottoms of kings, into the souls of rock stars and down the ear canals of astronauts - The Daily Telegraph, 5* review

Fascinating . . . a brisk but revealing tour of the human body. Each story shines a light on the wonders and weaknesses of our biology, and on the science we have used to treat it - Irish Independent

Fascinating . . . The author's sense of humour is as sharp as his scapel - Spectator

In this witty chronicle, surgeon Arnold van de Laar dissects thousands of years' worth of remarkably gruesome stories. From anaesthetic-free amputations and bloodletting to Albert Einstein's aneurysm, these are key insights into the cut and thrust of medicine - Nature

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The history of surgery in 28 famous operations - from Louis XIV to JFK, and from Einstein to Houdini.

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