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The Facemaker

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Author: Richard Gordon
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755147065
Size: 59.29 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: Graham Trevose is a pioneer of reconstructive surgery, but this is received with deep suspicion by orthodox medicine. The ethical debates which perplexed medical men in post-First-World-War London are the same that face today's doctors over the issues of human cloning, animal organ transplants and embryo-screening.


The Facemaker

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Author: Lindsey Fitzharris
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241389380
Size: 36.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: From the moment the first machine gun rang out over the Western Front, one thing was clear: mankind's military technology had wildly surpassed its medical capabilities. The war caused carnage on an industrial scale, and the nature of trench warfare meant that thousands sustained facial injuries. In The Facemaker, award-winning historian Lindsey Fitzharris tells the true story of the pioneering plastic surgeon Harold Gillies, who dedicated himself to restoring the faces of a brutalized generation. Gillies, a Cambridge-educated New Zealander, established one of the world's first hospitals dedicated entirely to facial reconstruction. At a time when losing a limb made a soldier a hero, but losing a face made him a monster to a society largely intolerant of facial differences, Gillies restored not just faces, but identities and spirits. The Facemaker places Gillies's ingenious surgical innovations alongside the dramatic stories of soldiers whose lives were wrecked and repaired. The result is a vivid account of how medicine and art can merge, and of what courage and imagination can accomplish in the presence of relentless horror.


The Long Reach Of Night

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Author: Adrian Cole
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479490075
Size: 15.81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 188
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Book Description: Once more the cursed warrior, The Voidal and his bizarre familiar, the incorrigible Elfloq, travel through the nightmare regions of the omniverse in search of a way to break the grip of the Dark Gods on their destiny, to free the Voidal from the will of the Oblivion Hand. They encounter even more mad gods and monstrous beings on their terrifying odyssey: Thunderhammer, smith of the gods; Scyllarza, half human half demoness; the Thief of Thieves, and the Preposterous Library among others. THE LONG REACH OF THE NIGHT, second volume of the Voidal Trilogy, is sword and sorcery in the grand tradition of Jack Vance and Michael Moorcock!


Uncommerical Traveller

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Author: Charles Dickens
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Size: 32.21 MB
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Languages : en
Pages :
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Works

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Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 80.16 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
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Virtual Globalization

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Author: David Holmes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134561377
Size: 79.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: This book examines the interrelationship between telecommunications and tourism in shaping the nature of space, place and the urban at the end of the twentieth century. They discuss how these agents are instrumental in the production of homogenous world-spaces, and how these, in turn, presuppose new kinds of political and cultural identity. This work will be of essential interest to scholars and students in the fields of sociology, geography, cultural studies and media studies.


The Uncommercial Traveller

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Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776594398
Size: 67.92 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 408
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Book Description: Taking a cue from his love of pleasure travel and people-watching, in 1860 Charles Dickens developed a new persona he called the "Uncommercial Traveller." In the series of essays written from this perspective, Dickens describes his long, leisurely walks around London and occasional jaunts to other locales. This charming collection highlights Dickens attention to detail and his keen powers of observation.


Christmas Books

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Author: Charles Dickens
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Size: 46.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Christmas stories
Languages : en
Pages : 840
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