Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery (Harvest Book)

4.06 avg rating
( 271 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780156004008: Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery (Harvest Book)

In this collection of nineteen unforgettable essays, Dr. Richard Selzer describes unsparingly the surgeon's art, opening up the body to view, one part at a time. Both moving and perversely funny, Mortal Lessons is an established classic that considers not only the workings and misworkings of the human body, but also the meaning of life and death. And although Dr. Selzer's dark humor makes the burgeoning tumors and ulcerations of his essays more bearable, he is frank about the mysterious and dreaded inevitable - the sometime surprise, as he calls it, at the center of surgery: death. Behind his traditional "surgeon's arrogance" the reader will find endearing self-mockery, a very real empathy for his patients, and the ready suggestion that even the surgeon is still very small when he stands before nature.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Selzer, Richard
Published by Harcourt Brace
ISBN 10: 0156004003 ISBN 13: 9780156004008
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Brace. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0156004003 Ships promptly from Texas. Bookseller Inventory # GHP4391SGGG031017H0015

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Selzer, Richard
Published by Harcourt Brace (1996)
ISBN 10: 0156004003 ISBN 13: 9780156004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
SharP.Books
(Rockford, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Brace, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New. nice cover, tight binding, clean pages. thanx!. Bookseller Inventory # 009-0113

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Richard Selzer
Published by Cengage Learning EMEA (1996)
ISBN 10: 0156004003 ISBN 13: 9780156004008
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cengage Learning EMEA, 1996. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9780156004008

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Selzer, Richard
ISBN 10: 0156004003 ISBN 13: 9780156004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 1680613

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Richard Selzer
Published by Cengage Learning EMEA, United Kingdom (1996)
ISBN 10: 0156004003 ISBN 13: 9780156004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cengage Learning EMEA, United Kingdom, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.In this collection of nineteen unforgettable essays, Dr. Richard Selzer describes unsparingly the surgeon s art, opening up the body to view, one part at a time. Both moving and perversely funny, Mortal Lessons is an established classic that considers not only the workings and misworkings of the human body, but also the meaning of life and death. And although Dr. Selzer s dark humor makes the burgeoning tumors and ulcerations of his essays more bearable, he is frank about the mysterious and dreaded inevitable - the sometime surprise, as he calls it, at the center of surgery: death. Behind his traditional surgeon s arrogance the reader will find endearing self-mockery, a very real empathy for his patients, and the ready suggestion that even the surgeon is still very small when he stands before nature. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156004008

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Richard Selzer
Published by Cengage Learning EMEA, United Kingdom (1996)
ISBN 10: 0156004003 ISBN 13: 9780156004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cengage Learning EMEA, United Kingdom, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. In this collection of nineteen unforgettable essays, Dr. Richard Selzer describes unsparingly the surgeon s art, opening up the body to view, one part at a time. Both moving and perversely funny, Mortal Lessons is an established classic that considers not only the workings and misworkings of the human body, but also the meaning of life and death. And although Dr. Selzer s dark humor makes the burgeoning tumors and ulcerations of his essays more bearable, he is frank about the mysterious and dreaded inevitable - the sometime surprise, as he calls it, at the center of surgery: death. Behind his traditional surgeon s arrogance the reader will find endearing self-mockery, a very real empathy for his patients, and the ready suggestion that even the surgeon is still very small when he stands before nature. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780156004008

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Selzer, Richard
Published by Harcourt Brace (2017)
ISBN 10: 0156004003 ISBN 13: 9780156004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Brace, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0156004003

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.39
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Richard Selzer
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0156004003 ISBN 13: 9780156004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 220 pages. Dimensions: 7.9in. x 5.2in. x 0.7in.In this collection of nineteen unforgettable essays, Dr. Selzer describes unsparingly the surgeons art. Both moving and perversely funny, Mortal Lessons is an established classic that considers not only the workings and misworkings of the human body but also the meaning of life and death. With a Preface written by the Author especially for this edition. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780156004008

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.16
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Selzer, Richard
Published by Harcourt Brace (1996)
ISBN 10: 0156004003 ISBN 13: 9780156004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Brace, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780156004008

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Richard Selzer
Published by Harcourt Brace (1996)
ISBN 10: 0156004003 ISBN 13: 9780156004008
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt Brace, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0156004003

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book