The Mysteries Within: A Surgeon Reflects on Medical Myths

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  • Title: The Mysteries Within: A Surgeon Reflects on Medical Myths
  • Author: Sherwin B. Nuland
  • ISBN: 9780684854861
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Hardcover

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  1. Sherwin Nuland was an American surgeon and author who taught bioethics and medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine He was the author of The New York Times bestseller and National Book Award winning How We Die, and has also written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New Republic, Time, and the New York Review of Books.His NYTimes obit nyti 1kxNtQC

  2. Nuland, clinical professor of surgery at Yale University, wrote this book to explore the journey that superstition, religion, and medicine have taken in one another s company Focusing specifically on Western thought and acknowledging that the tendency toward mysticism is ingrained in human nature, he confesses that religion and science do not mix well and the the history of medicine is the history of man s diminishing need to fill the gaps in his understanding of nature by resorting to the mysti [...]

  3. I didn t make it past the first chapter Though the topic itself is very interesting, you have to slough through the authors babbling and meandering retelling of his top 10 surgical stories I get the impression that this book is of a venue to boast about his personal experiences than the actual topic it is supposed to discuss I really don t see how his personal top 10 stories significantly contribute to the reader s understanding of myths about organs in the past I lost all interest after he eve [...]

  4. a surgeon reflects on medical myths.My all time favorite author Recently passed away in his 90 s, this prolific medical professional author has several excellent books, all of which I have read and highly recommend to your reading, especially How We Die, How We Live and The Art of Aginge this and than a hundred other organ donation transplant related books many with my personal reviews at trioweb resources book

  5. The Mysteries Within takes a two pronged approach to five major organs in the human body heart, liver, spleen, stomach, uterus.First, Nuland recounts a case study from his lengthy career as a surgeon except for the uterus, an organ he doesn t work with These are the best bits of the book, reminding me of Oliver Sacks and Atul Gawande.Then Nuland delves into the place of the organ in folklore, philosophy and the history of medicine Often these parts are fascinating, especially the discussion on t [...]

  6. I think I might end up liking this author, but this book didn t do it for me It says it s about medical myths, but the format is one chapter of personal anecdote about the one of the author s surgeries on a selected organ, then a few chapters of rambling about how stupid people in the past were Nuland doesn t do a very good job of describing in any detail what these myths were, why people believed them or how they came about He alternately romanticises and disdains superstition, and judging from [...]

  7. I stumbled upon this book while looking desperately for Nuland s How We Die I thought, oh well, since How We Die was sold out everywhere, I might as well read other Nuland s book Bad, bad decisionI thought, based on the book s review, Nuland would uncover some secrets of the organs Turns out this book is very heavy on history of medicine how the first person on Earth discovered the organs It really IS a history book of medicine, going way back to the Greek philosopher, describing how the organs [...]

  8. Bookseller LindaDid you ever hear of the vapours Do you ever get a case of the spleen How about the wandering uterus females only From modern liver surgery details included to historical accounts of some body systems, Nuland entertains and educates you thru the body It s an interesting journey thru the stomach, heart, liver, spleen and uterus Sometimes you ll laugh or cringe, but you ll be one ahead on dinner conversation I m ready to read books by Nuland.

  9. Every part of the human being from heart to liver to spleen and intestine has a history and a mystery surrounding it This book written by a Surgeon explores these mysteries The book culminates with how wonderful the scientific method has dispelled the mysteries and has graduated medicine into a true science not some philosophy of people who know nothing about the real workings of the body.

  10. Like talking to my dad, or any other surgeon I ve met Funny, slightly egotistic, and super smart I haven t finished yet, but look forward to the rest of it Expect lots of big words and technical descriptions as part of his natural storytelling.

  11. This book is well written and full of fascinating information about the history of medicine Unfortunately, it wasn t exactly what I was looking for I was hoping for science and less philosophy.

  12. Nuland considers each major organ of the human body, tracing back our knowledge of its history, mechanisms and cures An excellent weekend read.

  13. Two stars because it was interesting, but kept going over the same material I would have liked case studies.

  14. This was a very interesting book and I enjoy this author, but it was soooo wordy I actually ended up just skimming some parts of it because I was getting annoyed bored.

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