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Matter of Life and Death : Inside the Hidden World of the Pathologist - Sue Armstrong

Matter of Life and Death

Inside the Hidden World of the Pathologist

Paperback Published: 15th April 2010
ISBN: 9781847675811
Number Of Pages: 304

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A Matter of Life and Death profiles some of the world's most eminent and pioneering pathologists. This is a hidden world, yet one we will all inevitably encounter at some time in our lives, for pathology lies at the cornerstone of modern medicine. It is pathologists who are responsible for recognising new diseases such as AIDS, SARS or bird flu, and for diagnosing which cancer a patient is suffering from. And it is pathologists who must explain the cause of death at the autopsy table.

A Matter of Life and Death tells fascinating stories of mysterious illnesses and miraculous scientific breakthroughs. But it is also crammed full of extraordinary characters - from the forensic anthropologist with his own Body Farm in Tennessee to the doctor who had a heart-and-lung transplant and ended up using her own lungs for research.

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* More fascinating than fiction. Forget CSI, this is the real thing. If you're interested in criminal investigation, this is the must-read of the year. Probably of the decade. Val McDermid * Genuinely eye opening. Big Issue

ISBN: 9781847675811
ISBN-10: 1847675816
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 15th April 2010
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 13.5  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition