Saturday, May 09, 2009
"The Wisdom Of The Body"
The sequel to "How we die" is even more absorbing and nowhere near as heart-rending. It covers the whole spectrum of human life from conception to old age, from health to illness and discusses each body system throughly, with some absorbing case histories of remarkable people and remarkable recoveries from illnesses.
I re-read this book regularly, and particularly enjoy the author's attempts to make sense of the discrepancy between his Orthodox Jewish upbringing and the inculcations of respectful agnosticism during medical school.