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Joan's Bones

Joan's Bones

by Cargill H. Alleyne Jr.


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"Joan's Bones" is one of a series of educational texts aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 13. It is designed to present facts about the human body in an entertaining, colorful manner from the perspective of a child. The first in the series was "Ned's Head" and the second was "Bart's Heart."

The book consists of 16 verses in limerick form masterfully illustrated by a seasoned professional. The verses are written by a neurosurgeon who has been cited as one of the Best Doctors in America and one of Castle Connolly's Top Doctors.

In addition to the facts presented, there is a glossary at the end of the book which provides both meanings of the medical terms as well as pronunciations. There is also a small winking bone hidden in the detail of each illustration for the reader to discern.

It is hoped that the text will promote the habit of parents, caregivers and teachers reading with their children. It is also hoped that it will spark an interest in the human body in young minds.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543035681
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/24/2017
Pages: 42
Sales rank: 1,028,506
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

Cargill H. Alleyne, Jr., M.D. is a board-certified practicing neurosurgeon and Professor and Marshall Allen Distinguished Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery in the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University (Augusta, GA). He graduated from Yale School of Medicine in 1991 and completed his neurosurgery residency at Emory University. He completed fellowship training in cerebrovascular and skull base tumors at the Barrow Neurological Clinic in Phoenix, AZ. At Georgia Regents University he also serves as Chief of the Neurovascular Service, co-director of the NeuroIntensive care unit, director of the publications office, and Neurosurgery Residency Program Director. Dr. Alleyne is one of the Best Doctors in America and a Castle Connolly "Top Doctor."

He is a member of numerous professional societies including the Society of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has served as President of the Georgia Neurosurgical Society and President of the Neurology/Neurosurgery section of the National Medical Association. His research interests have focused on cerebrovascular disease, including surgical and endovascular techniques, and ischemia and stroke.

As of January 2017 Dr. Alleyne's bibliography includes over 248 scholarly contributions (including manuscripts, abstracts, posters, chapters and books) and over 135 invited lectures and visiting professorships).

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