Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery (Hardcover)
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Crazy beautiful - and morbid - catalogue of 19th century medical practices and knowledge of anatomy. Some of this stuff has to be seen to be believed! Equal parts Art/History/Science/Horror.— From Abe
Crucial Interventions follows this evolution, drawing from magnificent examples of rare surgical textbooks from the mid-nineteenth century. Graphic and sometimes unnerving yet beautifully rendered, these fascinating illustrations, acquired from the Wellcome Collection's extensive archives, include step-by-step surgical techniques paired with depictions of medical instruments and depictions of operations in progress. Arranged for the layman (from head to toe)Crucial Interventions is a captivating look at the early history of one of the world's most mysterious and macabre professions.