The Mysteries Within: A Surgeon Explores Myth, Medicine, And The Human Body
Brand: Simon n Schuster

The Mysteries Within: A Surgeon Explores Myth, Medicine, And The Human Body

  • Publish Date: 2001-03-06
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Sherwin B. Nuland

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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.

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