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The Mysteries within

A Surgeon Explores Myth, Medicine and the Human Body

By Sherwin B. Nuland

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Format: Paperback / softback, 288 pages
Other Information: b&w illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 15 October 2001
In 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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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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"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

EAN: 9780684854878
ISBN: 0684854872
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Dimensions: 21.34 x 14.12 x 1.85 centimetres (0.31 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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