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The mysteries within : a surgeon reflects on medical myths

Author: Sherwin B Nuland
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A respected doctor offers a discussion of the traditions and folklore of medicine, focusing on the effort to understand the human body, and including anecdotes from his own medical career.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nuland, Sherwin B.
Mysteries within.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000
(OCoLC)607122342
Online version:
Nuland, Sherwin B.
Mysteries within.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000
(OCoLC)607406727
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherwin B Nuland
ISBN: 0684854864 9780684854861
OCLC Number: 42980254
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 286 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The stomach: a little boy's big secret --
Ch. 2. The stomach: soul, spirit, and centrality --
Ch. 3. The stomach: ghostly gases, mystical acids --
Ch. 4. The liver: dumb luck and the surgeon --
Ch. 5. The liver: source of life --
Ch. 6. The spleen: organ of mystery, organ of melancholy --
Ch. 7. The heart: cracking the valve --
Ch. 8. The heart: the first and last dying --
Ch. 9. The uterus: the hysterical passion --
Ch. 10. Reproduction: babies in boxes.
Responsibility: Sherwin B. Nuland.

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