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The medusa and the snail : more notes of a biology watcher

Author: Lewis Thomas
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes material on warts, DNA, cloning, and medical economics.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomas, Lewis, 1913-1993.
Medusa and the snail.
New York : Viking Press, 1979
(OCoLC)610056154
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Thomas
ISBN: 0670465682 9780670465682
OCLC Number: 4665568
Description: x, 175 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Medusa and the snail --
The Tucson Zoo --
The youngest and brightest thing around --
On magic in medicine --
The wonderful mistake --
Ponds --
To err is human --
The selves --
The health-care system --
On cloning a human being --
On etymons and hybrids --
The hazards of science --
On warts --
On transcendental metaworry (TMW) --
An apology --
On disease --
On natural death --
A trip abroad --
On meddling --
On committees --
The scrambler in the mind --
Notes on punctuation --
The deacon's masterpiece --
How to fix the premedical curriculum --
A brief historical note on medical economics --
Why Montaigne is not a bore --
On thinking about thinking --
On embryology --
Medical lessons from history.
Responsibility: Lewis Thomas.

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Includes material on warts, DNA, cloning, and medical economics.

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