First Cut: A Season in the Human Anatomy Lab

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Macmillan, Jul 15, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages

With humor, compassion, and wisdom, Howard Carter recounts the semester he spent watching first-year medical students in a human anatomy lab. From the tentative early incisions of the back, the symbolic weight of extracting the heart, and by the end, the curious mappings of the brain, we embark on a path that is at once frightening, awesome, and finally redemptive.

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Musings and observations of a literature professor with a penchant for things medical as he follows a group of first-year med students taking human anatomy, a course that includes dissecting cadavers ... Read full review

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Humanities professor Carter spent a semester as a Dana Foundation Fellow observing the human anatomy class for first-year medical students at Emory University, and this book is the result--a rare ... Read full review

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Howard Carter is a professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has written extensively on the interface of the humanities and medicine.

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