We take a lot for granted about modern medicine but if you read about the grisly stuff behind the advances of medicine you couldn't help but think how lucky we are.
It's fascinating often really funny and the grisly bits are unbelievable
Kill or cure is a good way to describe the efforts of the early surgeons who performed operations.
Get ready to learn about toe-curling treatments some of which are still used today an awesome mix of successful stuff and wildly experimental failures. It all adds up to a grisly funny no way did that really happenread
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