Bodysnatchers to Lifesavers

    Bodysnatchers to Lifesavers

    Three Centuries of Medicine in Edinburgh

    Tara Womersley; Dorothy H Crawford

    Luath 2010

    Hardback 192pp Illustrated

    9781906817589   Product Code: 20300

    This history looks at medical practice in Edinburgh since the incorporation of the Edinburgh Guild of Barbers and Surgeons in 1505 and traces the city's key role in the development of modern medicine. Chapters on surgery, anaesthesia and antisepsis, plague and public health, women in medicine, and famous Edinburgh physicians culminate in a survey of modern triumphs including pioneering brain surgery and the cloning of Dolly the sheep.

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