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Widely popular pathologist Gonzalez-Crussi (The Five Senses; Day of the Dead: And Other Mortal Reflections) returns with another collection of essays on medical history and anatomy. In his latest volume, he contemplates the digestive, excretory, respiratory, reproductive, and cardiovascular systems. Gonzalez-Crussi has a knack for locating intriguing tales from the past that illustrate how anatomical processes were viewed prior to this century and how those historical values and perspectives may influence our views today. Covering, e.g., the history of the enema and the latest location of Napoléon's private parts, his captivating and quirky outlook on human anatomy and physiology will entertain a wide variety of readers. While many of the vignettes border on the outlandish, others can be quite touching and thought-provoking, such as his consideration of the "cognition of the heart." A book that can be read, reread, discussed, and dissected, this compendium is highly recommended for academic and public libraries.