The Mysteries Within: A Surgeon Explores Myth, Medicine, And The Human Body
- Publish Date: 2001-03-06
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Sherwin B. Nuland
Dr. Sherwin Nuland, author of the National Book Award-winning How We Die, once again combines knowledge, compassion, and elegance of expression to shed light on the workings of our bodies from the perspective of a surgeon. Dr. Nuland recounts age-old legends about the functions and personalities of the body's organs and, in riveting vignettes of the surgery he has performed, he describes the connections between myth and reality. A brilliant blend of science and folklore, The Mysteries Within reveals the enigmas not only of the body but also of the human imagination.