The Mysteries Within
A Surgeon Explores Myth, Medicine and the Human Body
By (author) Sherwin B. Nuland
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Mysteries Within by Sherwin B. Nuland
Book DescriptionIn this gripping exploration of the organs of the body and the myths associated with them, Sherwin B. Nuland M.D., the author of the award winning HOW WE DIE (Vintage), once again displays his ability to combine clarity, compassion, and knowledge to shed light on the working of our bodies from a surgeon's perspective. Dr. Nuland recounts legends about the functions and 'personalities' of the stomach, liver, heart, spleen, and uterus, and, in riveting vignettes of the surgery he has performed, describes the actual surgery and explains the connections between myth and reality. He reflects on humanity's impulse to invent explanations for things we don't understand and shows we have never abandoned long-held superstitions. Eloquent and informative, THE MYSTERIES WITHIN is an extraordinary synthesis of science and folklore, medicine and myth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684854878
(214mm x 139mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sherwin B. Nuland
Reflections on Medicine, Paperback (August 2011)
Seventy vital essays about the practice, philosophy and culture of medicine by the revered former Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and editor of Connecticut Medicine
Medicine at Yale, Hardback (January 2011)
Founded in 1810, the Yale School of Medicine was among the nation's first medical schools. Highlighting key events and participants and setting the development of the institution in the context of changes in American culture, this title portrays the evolution of medicine in America through the lens of the eventful history of the school.
Doctors, Hardback (October 2008)
Tells the story of the development of modern medicine through compelling studies of great medical innovators and pioneers.
Maimonides, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Sherwin B. Nuland
Moses Maimonides was a great physician, a dazzling Torah scholar, a community leader, and a philosopher whose greatest work attempted to reconcile scientific knowledge with faith in God. The bestselling author of "How We Die" focuses on this greatest of rabbis.
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Author Biography - Sherwin B. Nuland
Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., F.A.C.S., is clinical professor of surgery at Yale School of Medicine, where he has taught since 1962. How We Die was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent book is The Wisdom of the Body, published in paperback as How We Live.
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