On Being Born and Other Difficulties

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Overlook Press, 2004 - Medical - 217 pages
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Draws on a variety of sources to survey numerous theories and philosophies about birth, describing humanity's often disparate attempts to understand the evolution of life and analyzing the significance of birth as it applies to ongoing debates about the human soul, sexuality, and the origins of life in the universe. 15,000 first printing.

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Contents

Acknowledgment
7
Believe only the Delivery
32
Saga of the Womb or the Perils of the Mother
54
Copyright

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F. Gonzalez-Crussi, M.D., is the head of laboratories at the Children's Memorial Hospital and a professor of pathology at Northwestern University. He is the author of Notes of an Anatomist, Three Forms of Sudden Death, On the Nature of Things Erotic, The Five Senses, The Day of the Dead, and Suspended Animation. He lives in Chicago.

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