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The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound - Moore, Wendy
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Medicine, in the early 1800s, was a brutal business. Operations were performed without anaesthesia while conventional treatment relied on leeches, cupping and toxic potions. The most surgeons could offer by way of pain relief was a large swig of brandy. Into this scene came John Elliotson, the dazzling new hope of the medical world. Charismatic and ambitious, Elliotson was determined to transform medicine from a hodge-podge of archaic remedies into a practice informed by the latest science. In this aim he was backed by ...

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The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound 2018, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9781474602310

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The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound 2017, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9781474602303

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The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound 2017, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9781474602297

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