Contents INTRODUCTION 1 THE STOMACH: A LITTLE BOY'S BIG SECRET 2 THE STOMACH: SOUL, SPIRIT, AND CENTRALITY 3 THE STOMACH: GHOSTLY GASES, MYSTICAL ACIDS 4 THE LIVER: DUMB LUCK AND THE SURGEON 5 THE LIVER: SOURCE OF LIFE 6 THE SPLEEN: ORGAN OF MYSTERY, ORGAN OF MELANCHOLY 7 THE HEART: CRACKING THE VALVE 8 THE HEART: THE FIRST AND LAST DYING 9 THE UTERUS: THE HYSTERICAL PASSION 10 REPRODUCTION: BABIES IN BOXES EPILOGUE INDEX
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