Digging Up the Dead: The Life and Times of Astley Cooper, an Extraordinary Surgeon

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Chatto & Windus, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 276 pages
This story of a pioneering surgeon and his world is a terrific historical narrative and evocation of a time when surgeons and body snatchers colluded and conspired as this was the only way surgeons could get anatomical experience.

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Druin Burch, 34, has worked in hospitals across south-east England. He teaches human evolution, physiology and ecology at Oxford and writes for medical journals, the Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian. This is his first book.

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