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Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab
Body of Work Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab
Author: Christine Montross
This is a hauntingly moving memoir of the relationship between a cadaver named Eve and the first-year medical student who cuts her open. Christine Montross brings an uncommon perspective to the emotional difficulty of the first year of medical school, and her disturbing, often entertaining anecdotes enrich this exquisitely crafted memoir, endowi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143113669
ISBN-10: 0143113666
Publication Date: 5/27/2008
Pages: 320
Edition: Reprint
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab on + 7 more book reviews
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In an extraordinarily sensitive and present way, Christine Montross shares her journey through the early period of being a medical student. This story centers around the anatomical dissection of a cadaver that herself, becomes a metaphoric vehicle for reflecting on many things human. I don't recall ever finding such a slow page-turner: for the simple reason that I did not want to rush through this lovely piece of writing and have it end too soon. Anyone considering a career in the health professions and everyone else who's ever considered what being human is all about should read this! Guess that covers all of us...A real gem of a read. This author knows how to craft words - "meditations" indeed...
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reviewed Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab on + 5 more book reviews
Not a bad book if you like to hear about medical school and how someone felt about dealing with the anatomy of the human body. It does take a while to get into it, but you do want to hear the rest..
okbye avatar reviewed Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab on + 24 more book reviews
I gave up half way through, and I never do that. I found it extremely boring, no humor or even anything amusing in this book. Really dry, like reading from an encyclopedia. Lots of history, lots of facts, lots of information. No personality.
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This is really a marvelous book. It is very well written, very poetic and visual (sometimes unfortuantely so). The author ties in an abundance of historial information with her present reaction. Reading might be uncomfortable for some but I found it a fascinating peek into the world of medicine and the human spirit.


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