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ISBN: 0156004003 / ISBN-13: 9780156004008

Mortal Lessons

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In this collection of nineteen unforgettable essays, Dr. Richard Selzer describes unsparingly the surgeon's art, opening up the body to view, one ... Show synopsis

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  • Mortal Lessons (Mariner Books) – Trade paperback (1996)
    by Richard Selzer, MD

    Mortal Lessons

    Trade paperback, Mariner Books
    1996
    English
    222 pages

    ISBN: 0156004003
    ISBN-13: 9780156004008

    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 ... Show more

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