ContentsINTRODUCTION1 THE STOMACH: A LITTLE BOY'S BIG SECRET2 THE STOMACH: SOUL, SPIRIT, AND CENTRALITY3 THE STOMACH: GHOSTLY GASES, MYSTICAL ACIDS4 THE LIVER: DUMB LUCK AND THE SURGEON5 THE LIVER: SOURCE OF LIFE6 THE SPLEEN: ORGAN OF MYSTERY, ORGAN OF MELANCHOLY7 THE HEART: CRACKING THE VALVE8 THE HEART: THE FIRST AND LAST DYING9 THE UTERUS: THE HYSTERICAL PASSION10 REPRODUCTION: BABIES IN BOXESEPILOGUEINDEX
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.
"To be compelled by fascinating stories while simultaneously learning about human anatomy and the surgeon's complicated profession, you will have to read this book." Lee Gutkind, Chicago Tribune