Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery / Edition 1

Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery / Edition 1

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by Richard Selzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0156004003

ISBN-13: 9780156004008

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In this collection of nineteen unforgettable essays, Dr. Selzer describes unsparingly the surgeon’s art. Both moving and perversely funny, Mortal Lessons is an established classic that considers not only the workings and misworkings of the human body but also the meaning of life and death. With a Preface written by the Author especially for this edition.
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In this collection of nineteen unforgettable essays, Dr. Selzer describes unsparingly the surgeon’s art. Both moving and perversely funny, Mortal Lessons is an established classic that considers not only the workings and misworkings of the human body but also the meaning of life and death. With a Preface written by the Author especially for this edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156004008
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Harvest Book Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
143,488
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface7
The Exact Location of the Soul15
she Surgeon as Priest24
Lessons from the Art37
Bone51
Liver62
Stone78
The Knife92
Skin105
The Belly116
The Corpse129
Bald!143
Smoking149
Abortion153
The Twelve Spheres161
Down from Troy177
Car Sickness192
Longfellow, Virgil, and Me198
Jacob Street206
Birdwatching211
Picture Credits219

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