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The Resource Adventures in human being, Gavin Francis

Adventures in human being, Gavin Francis

Label
Adventures in human being
Title
Adventures in human being
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Francis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We have a lifetime?s association with our bodies, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory. In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the reader through a cultural map of the body, taking in health and illness, and offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb, from the pulse of life at the wrist to the unique engineering of the foot. Drawing on his own experiences as a physician and writer, he blends first-hand case studies with reflections on the way the body has been imagined and portrayed over millennia. If the body is a foreign country, then the practice of medicine explores new territory: Francis leads the reader on an adventure through what it means to be human
Summary
"Drawing on his experiences as a surgeon, ER specialist and family physician, the author blends stories from the clinic with episodes from medical history, philosophy and literature to describe the body in sickness and in health, in life and in death
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10450881
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Francis, Gavin
Dewey number
612
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human body
  • Human physiology
  • Health
  • Diseases
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a grand tour from the cranium to the calcaneum
Label
Adventures in human being, Gavin Francis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Brain -- 1.Neurosurgery of the Soul -- 2.Seizures, Sanctity & Psychiatry -- Head -- 3.Eye: A Renaissance of Vision -- 4.Face: Beautiful Palsy -- 5.Inner Ear: Voodoo & Vertigo -- Chest -- 6.Lung: The Breath of Life -- 7.Heart: On Seagull Murmurs, Ebb & Flow -- 8.Breast: Two Views on Healing -- Upper Limb -- 9.Shoulder: Arms & Armour -- 10.Wrist & Hand: Punched, Cut & Crucified -- Abdomen -- 11.Kidney: The Ultimate Gift -- 12.Liver: A Fairy-Tale Ending -- 13.Large Bowel & Rectum: A Magnificent Work of Art -- Pelvis -- 14.Genitalia: Of Making Babies -- 15.Womb: Threshold of Life & Death -- 16.Afterbirth: Eat it, Burn it, Bury it under a Tree -- Lower Limb -- 17.Hip: Jacob & the Angel -- 18.Feet & Toes: Footsteps in the Basement
Control code
000054838541
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781781253410
Isbn Type
(hardback)
System control number
(OCoLC)910166269
Label
Adventures in human being, Gavin Francis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Brain -- 1.Neurosurgery of the Soul -- 2.Seizures, Sanctity & Psychiatry -- Head -- 3.Eye: A Renaissance of Vision -- 4.Face: Beautiful Palsy -- 5.Inner Ear: Voodoo & Vertigo -- Chest -- 6.Lung: The Breath of Life -- 7.Heart: On Seagull Murmurs, Ebb & Flow -- 8.Breast: Two Views on Healing -- Upper Limb -- 9.Shoulder: Arms & Armour -- 10.Wrist & Hand: Punched, Cut & Crucified -- Abdomen -- 11.Kidney: The Ultimate Gift -- 12.Liver: A Fairy-Tale Ending -- 13.Large Bowel & Rectum: A Magnificent Work of Art -- Pelvis -- 14.Genitalia: Of Making Babies -- 15.Womb: Threshold of Life & Death -- 16.Afterbirth: Eat it, Burn it, Bury it under a Tree -- Lower Limb -- 17.Hip: Jacob & the Angel -- 18.Feet & Toes: Footsteps in the Basement
Control code
000054838541
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781781253410
Isbn Type
(hardback)
System control number
(OCoLC)910166269

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