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The Resource The knife man : the extraordinary life and times of John Hunter, father of modern surgery, Wendy Moore

The knife man : the extraordinary life and times of John Hunter, father of modern surgery, Wendy Moore

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The knife man : the extraordinary life and times of John Hunter, father of modern surgery
Title
The knife man
Title remainder
the extraordinary life and times of John Hunter, father of modern surgery
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Moore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The vivid, often gruesome portrait of the 18th century pioneering surgeon and father of modern medicine, John Hunter. In the gothic horror story, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the house of the genial doctor turned fiend is reputedly based on the home of the 18th century surgeon and anatomist John Hunter. The choice was understandable, for Hunter combined an altruistic determination to advance scientific knowledge with dark dealings that brought him into daily contact with the sinister Georgian underworld. In 18th century London, Hunter was a man both acclaimed and feared. John Hunter revolutionized surgical practice through his groundbreaking experiments. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, he dissected thousands of human bodies, using the knowledge he gained to improve medical care for countless patients, including some very illustrious people, Joshua Reynolds and Lord Byron among them. He was appointed Surgeon Extraordinary to King George III. In The Knife Man, Wendy Moore unveils a world characterized by hangings at the Tyburn Tree, by gruesome expeditions to dank churchyards, and by countless human dissections in attic rooms - large sums were paid to body-snatchers for stolen corpses which were delivered to Hunter's back door. Meticulously researched, it is also a fascinating portrait of a scientist determined to haul surgery out of the realm of superstition and into the dawn of modern medicine
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Wendy
Dewey number
  • 617/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RD27.35.H86
LC item number
M66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hunter, John
  • Surgeons
  • General Surgery
  • Physicians
  • History, 18th Century
  • United Kingdom
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The knife man : the extraordinary life and times of John Hunter, father of modern surgery, Wendy Moore
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [286]-331) and index
Contents
The coach driver's knee -- The dead man's arm -- The stout man's muscles -- The pregnant woman's womb -- The professor's testicle -- The lizard's tails -- The chimney sweep's teeth -- The Debutante's spots -- The surgeon's penis -- The kangaroo's skull -- The electric eel's peculiar organs -- The chaplain's neck -- The giant's bones -- The poet's foot -- The monkey's skull -- The anatomist's heart
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9780767916523
Lccn
2005045723
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 2527342
  • (OCoLC)ocm57754016
  • (OCoLC)57754016
  • 879323
  • 2527342
Label
The knife man : the extraordinary life and times of John Hunter, father of modern surgery, Wendy Moore
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [286]-331) and index
Contents
The coach driver's knee -- The dead man's arm -- The stout man's muscles -- The pregnant woman's womb -- The professor's testicle -- The lizard's tails -- The chimney sweep's teeth -- The Debutante's spots -- The surgeon's penis -- The kangaroo's skull -- The electric eel's peculiar organs -- The chaplain's neck -- The giant's bones -- The poet's foot -- The monkey's skull -- The anatomist's heart
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
341 p.
Isbn
9780767916523
Lccn
2005045723
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 2527342
  • (OCoLC)ocm57754016
  • (OCoLC)57754016
  • 879323
  • 2527342

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