The Mysteries Within

A Surgeon Explores Myth, Medicine, and the Human Body

The Mysteries Within

Dr. Sherwin Nuland, author of the National Book Award-winning How We Die, once again combines knowledge, compassion, and elegance of expression to shed light on the workings of our bodies from the perspective of a surgeon. Dr. Nuland recounts age-old legends about the functions and "personalities" of the body's organs and, in riveting vignettes of the surgery he has performed, he describes the connections between myth and reality. A brilliant blend of science and folklore, The Mysteries Within reveals the enigmas not only of the body but also of the human imagination.
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684854878 | 
  • March 2001

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