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Richard Hollingham - Author

About the Author

Richard Hollingham is a journalist and presenter for BBC Radio and a former reporter and senior producer on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. He has broadcast on science for Radio 4, 5-Live, BBC News-24 and the BBC World Service, including reports from the top of a missile in Kazakhstan and down a crevasse in Antarctica.

Books by Richard Hollingham

Blood and Guts A History of Surgery

Blood and Guts A History of Surgery

Author: Richard Hollingham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Today, astonishing surgical breakthroughs are making face transplants, limb transplants and a host of other previously undreamed of operations possible. But getting here has not been a simple story of selfless men working tirelessly in the pursuit of medical advancement. Instead it's a bloodstained tale of blunders, arrogance, mishap and murder. In trying to keep us alive, surgeons have all too often killed us off, and life-saving solutions have often come from the most surprising places. Accompanying a BBC series, Blood and Guts is an incredible story of stolen corpses, medical fraud, lobotomized patients - and every now and then courageous advances that have saved the lives of millions around the world. You may think twice before going under the knife...

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