The Wisdom of the Body: Discovering the Human Spirit
Dr. Sherwin Nuland offers a mesmerizing portrait of the tumultuous universe within us: the turbulence of chemistry, the seeming chaos of tissue, the volatile responsiveness of cells. And he shows how, amazingly, the stability of health rides on these tempests. But the real secret of our species' survival lies in how we have transcended mere survival: how we have made use of our unique biology to travel the long road from the creature Homo to the human being. That journey is the central story of The Wisdom of the Body: how we have developed the singular quality that makes each of us unique - the human spirit.
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The book will interest the right person, but is too detailed for the layperson, and presents nothing new to those in the medical professions. Aside from the appearance that Nuland is hoping to milk the success of Walter Cannon's superior book, Wisdom of the Body, Nuland's writing style is irritatingly narcissistic. With each example of the body's ability to maintain its internal environment, Nuland highlights how essential it was that he was there to gallantly save the patient's life. Yes, we understand that doctors save patient's lives--we did so before opening this book. Enjoying it would depend on buying into the author's self love, a task which becomes quite difficult after the first few chapters.
Review: The Wisdom of the BodyUser Review - Marguerite - Goodreads
The best parts of this book are the anecdotes from real medical cases. Sadly, there are not nearly enough of those, and Sherwin Nuland has a tendency to be pedantic elsewhere. This reads like a textbook in many spots. Read full review
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JAMA -- The Wisdom of the Body, January 14, 1998, Clark 279 (2): 166
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THE BODY ECLECTIC - TIME
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