A Map of the Child: A Pediatrician's Tour of the Body

A Map of the Child: A Pediatrician's Tour of the Body

by Darshak Sanghavi

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Overview

Dr. Darshak Sanghavi has learned to read the body -- to recognize patterns of sickness, apply modern medical technology when warranted, and to offer comfort through human contact, all vital skills when working with patients who are often too young or too ill to speak. In this compelling book, he shares his experiences by taking readers on an illuminating tour of the child's developing body.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805067248
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/08/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 305
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Darshak Sanghavi graduated from Harvard and Johns Hopkins University. He has done medical research in Japan, India, Kenya, and Peru, and until recently was a pediatrician for the U.S. Indian Health Service, during which time he lived on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico. Sanghavi is currently practicing pediatric cardiology at Boston's Children's Hospital and lives in Boston with his wife and son. He writes regualary for The Boston Globe and is a frequent guest on NPR.

Table of Contents

Preface: A Life Beginsxi
1.Lungs: From Bombay to Boston, stories of people and lungs seeking freedom1
2.Heart: Tales with varying degrees of closure33
3.Blood: On the path to redemption58
4.Bones: On the interpretation of omens92
5.Brain: On the acceptance and taming of danger136
6.Skin: On the making and breaking of contact167
7.Gonads: On the need for mentioning the unmentionable196
8.Guts: On remedying various kinds of emptiness, and a concluding confession225
Notes255
Acknowledgments291
Index293

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