The author of the acclaimed, National Book Award-winning How We Die now presents an inspiring search--within the interior of our bodies--for the biologically elusive quality of life that defines us. The Wisdom of the Body offers a mesmerizing portrait of the tumultuous universe within us--and shows how, amazingly, the stability of health rides on these tempests. 8 drawings.
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Much has been written about what makes humans distinct from other species, but what makes individual humans different from each other? Part of the answer lies in our responses to life-threatening illness, as Sherwin Nuland shows in this beautifully written meditation on human variability. Nuland explains biology and advanced medical procedures and makes them seem no more complicated than a good baseball game, and at least as exciting. Mostly, though, Nuland finds the human spirit within these complex systems, and the reader can be as exhilarated by his findings as he is.From the Back Cover:
"Dramatic, lyrical. . . . This book is part medical thriller . . . and part profession of faith in the beauty of human biology."
--Wall Street Journal
"Memorable. . . . A unique and worthy addition to the medical classics."
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