Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery
In this collection of nineteen unforgettable essays, Dr. Selzer describes unsparingly the surgeon's 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.
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I love this book. I first came across it in the early 80’s when I was working as a chaplain in Palliative Care. Seltzer had such compassionate stories and lifted traumatic medical events to a spiritual but yet elemental level. I have relayed some of the stories many times over the years as they have remained in my heart as such human/spiritual lessons. Highly recommended.
THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE SOUL
THE SURGEON AS PRIEST
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