The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery

by Wendy Moore | History |
ISBN: 0767916530 Global Overview for this book
Registered by A-Starr of West Chester, Pennsylvania USA on 9/26/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by A-Starr from West Chester, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, September 26, 2008
I had not heard of John Hunter before picking up this book, but he was clearly a man ahead of his time. While some of the details are gruesome, it is nonetheless a fascinating history of a man utterly devoted to uncovering all he could in his chosen field. I don't know if I would have liked John Hunter personally, but his (and later his students') countless contributions to medical, anatomical and surgical knowledge are astonishing.
Moore writes for everyone, not just people in the medical field. Anyone who enjoys history, science, or biographies will enjoy this book. (If you are squeamish, however, you might want to pass on this one!)

Journal Entry 2 by A-Starr at West Chester, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, September 26, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (9/27/2008 UTC) at West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

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Got this one at a local bookstore and just passed it on to a soon-to-be international traveler. Hoping to see this book take a long and exciting world tour!
Bon Voyage!

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