The nineteenth century saw a complete transformation of the practice and reputation of surgery. This book follows its increasingly optimistic evolution, drawing from the examples of surgical textbooks with a focus on the extraordinary visual materials of the mid-nineteenth century.
I kept saying to myself, "Oh well, I'll do some music this weekend", and then I wouldn't, I'd be too tired and I'd say, "Oh, I'll do it next weekend", and then I wouldn't do it, so I just gave it up after a while. It was exactly what I knew a job would be like - not horrible enough to make you want to get out, just well paying enough to make you comfortable and to keep putting things off. Brian Eno as quoted in David Sheppard's 'On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno