Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery
HMH, 15 באפר׳ 1996 - 224 עמודים
A surgeon shares true stories of life, death, and the human body in an essay collection that “will nail you to your chair” (Saturday Review).
With settings ranging from the operating theater to a Korean ambulance, and topics as varied as the disposition of a corpse and the author’s own childhood, these nineteen captivating, wry, and intimate vignettes offer a poignant examination of health, humanity, and, of course, mortality. Sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, the essays offer a physician’s viewpoint that goes beyond the medical to also consider the most meaningful issues and questions we face, whether as doctors or patients, cared for or caregiver.
Praised by Kirkus Reviews as “an impressive display of knowledge and art, magic and mystery,” Mortal Lessons is a classic reflection on the human body and the human experience, and will resonate with readers for generations to come.
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
לא מצאנו ביקורות במקומות הרגילים
II THE BODY
IV DOWN FROM TROY
מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל
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