Nine Pints

Nine Pints A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood

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Most humans contain between nine and twelve pints of blood. Here Rose George, who probably contains nine pints, tells nine different stories about the liquid that sustains us, discovering what it reveals about who we are. In Nepal, she meets girls challenging the taboos surrounding menstruation; in the Canadian prairies, she visits a controversial plasma clinic; in Wales she gets a tour of the UK's only leech farm to learn about the vital role the creatures still play in modern surgery; and in a London hospital she accompanies a medical team revolutionising the way we treat trauma.

Book information

ISBN: 9781846276125
Publisher: Portobello Books
Imprint: Portobello Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 612.11
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 372
Weight: 442g
Height: 155mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 24mm