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Mortal Lessons Notes on the Art of Surgery

ISBN-10: 0156004003
ISBN-13: 9780156004008
Edition: 1996
Authors: Richard Selzer
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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.

Richard Selzer is the author of numerous books and articles. He is a former surgeon and professor of surgery. Selzer taught writing at Yale University and is the recipient of dozens of awards and honors, including a Pushcart Prize, National Magazine Award (for his essays), an American Medical Writer's Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. His work has been published in "New American Review, Esquire, Harper's", and other periodicals.

Preface
The Exact Location of the Soul
she Surgeon as Priest
Lessons from the Art
Bone
Liver
Stone
The Knife
Skin
The Belly
The Corpse
Bald!
Smoking
Abortion
The Twelve Spheres
Down from Troy
Car Sickness
Longfellow, Virgil, and Me
Jacob Street
Birdwatching
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