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The Resource Adventures in human being : a grand tour from the cranium to the calcaneum, Gavin Francis

Adventures in human being : a grand tour from the cranium to the calcaneum, Gavin Francis

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Adventures in human being : a grand tour from the cranium to the calcaneum
Title
Adventures in human being
Title remainder
a grand tour from the cranium to the calcaneum
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Francis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We assume we know our bodies intimately, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory. How many of us understand the way seizures affect the brain, how the heart is connected to wellbeing, or the why the foot carries the key to our humanity? In Adventures in Human Being, award-winning author Gavin Francis leads readers on a journey into the hidden pathways of the human body, offering a guide to its inner workings and a celebration of its marvels. Drawing on his experiences as a surgeon, ER specialist, and family physician, Francis blends stories from the clinic with episodes from medical history, philosophy, and literature to describe the body in sickness and in health, in living and in dying. At its heart, Adventures in Human Being is a meditation on what it means to be human. Poetic, eloquent, and profoundly perceptive, this book will transform the way you view your body."--
Writing style
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Provided by publisher
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10450881
Cataloging source
DLC
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Francis, Gavin
Dewey number
612
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP34.5
LC item number
.F697 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QT 104
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True
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  • Human physiology
  • Human Body
  • Human anatomy
  • Physiological Processes
Target audience
adult
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a grand tour from the cranium to the calcaneum
Label
Adventures in human being : a grand tour from the cranium to the calcaneum, Gavin Francis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A note on confidentiality -- Prologue -- Brain. Neurosurgery of the soul ; Seizures, sanctity & psychiatry -- Head. Eye : a renaissance of vision ; Face : beautiful palsy ; Inner ear : voodoo & vertigo -- Chest. Lung : The breath of life ; Heart : on seagull murmurs, ebb & flow ; Breast : two views on healing -- Upper limb. Shoulder : arms & armor ; Wrist & hand : punched, cut & crucified -- Abdomen. Kidney : the ultimate gift ; Liver : a fairy-tale ending ; Large bowel & rectum : a magnificent work of art -- Pelvis. Genitalia : of making babies ; Womb : thresholds of life & death ; Afterbirth : eat it, burn it, bury it under a tree -- Lower limb. Hip : Jacob & the angel ; Feet & toes : footsteps in the basement -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on sources -- List of images -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780465079681
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015015371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905686156
  • (OCoLC)ocn905686156
  • 475597
Label
Adventures in human being : a grand tour from the cranium to the calcaneum, Gavin Francis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A note on confidentiality -- Prologue -- Brain. Neurosurgery of the soul ; Seizures, sanctity & psychiatry -- Head. Eye : a renaissance of vision ; Face : beautiful palsy ; Inner ear : voodoo & vertigo -- Chest. Lung : The breath of life ; Heart : on seagull murmurs, ebb & flow ; Breast : two views on healing -- Upper limb. Shoulder : arms & armor ; Wrist & hand : punched, cut & crucified -- Abdomen. Kidney : the ultimate gift ; Liver : a fairy-tale ending ; Large bowel & rectum : a magnificent work of art -- Pelvis. Genitalia : of making babies ; Womb : thresholds of life & death ; Afterbirth : eat it, burn it, bury it under a tree -- Lower limb. Hip : Jacob & the angel ; Feet & toes : footsteps in the basement -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on sources -- List of images -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780465079681
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015015371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905686156
  • (OCoLC)ocn905686156
  • 475597

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