Raising the Dead: A Doctor's Encounter with His Own Mortality
The fragility of health and robustness of imagination merge when a seemingly healthy man's legs collapse suddenly beneath him, propelling him into a 23-day coma triggered by Legionnaire's Disease. This tale of survival remains unsentimental as Selzer grounds what was surely a terrifying experience in humor, emphasized by use of third person narrative.
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RAISING THE DEAD: A Doctor's Encounter with His Own MortalityUser Review - Kirkus
The near-fatal illness of surgeon-turned-writer Selzer (Down From Troy, 1992; etc.), told with his usual precision and grit. On March 31, 1992, while working in his study, Selzer felt his knees buckle ... Read full review
Raising the deadUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Selzer was a surgeon at the Yale School of Medicine before he turned full time to writing. His books have been well received, in particular his essay on the art of surgery, Mortal Lessons ( LJ 12/1/76 ... Read full review