The Mysteries Within: A Surgeon Explores Myth, Medicine, and the Human Body

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Simon and Schuster, 2001年3月6日 - 288页
*A New York Times Notable Book*

From the author of the National Book Award-winning How We Die comes a blend of “fascinating stories…about human anatomy and the surgeon’s complicated profession” (Chicago Tribune).

Dr. Sherwin Nuland, “a gifted and deeply intelligent writer” (San Francisco Chronicle), 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.

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THE MYSTERIES WITHIN: A Surgeon Reflects on Medical Myths

用户评价  - Kirkus

A briskly surgical removal of the harmful nodes of legend infesting medical science. Nuland continues, in this study of the body's major organs, the myth-busting rejection of magical higher powers ... 阅读完整评价

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用户评价  - jaygheiser - LibraryThing

Fair, but I wasn't especially interested. He repeated himself a lot. Hard to describe. It has to do with modern understanding of specific organs vs. pre-scientific misconceptions. He intersperses it with war stories from his 40 years as a surgeon. 阅读完整评价

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第 1 节
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第 2 节
13
第 3 节
15
第 4 节
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第 5 节
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第 6 节
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第 7 节
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第 8 节
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第 9 节
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第 10 节
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第 11 节
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第 12 节
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第 13 节
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第 14 节
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第 15 节
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作者简介 (2001)

Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., F.A.C.S., is clinical professor of surgery at Yale School of Medicine, where he has taught since 1962. How We Die was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent book is The Wisdom of the Body, published in paperback as How We Live.

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