Thursday, May 10, 2007

Five books about medicine or dissection

Sherwin B. Nuland suggests five books "about the fascinating history of medicine or of anatomical dissection" in The New Republic (free registration req.).

One title from Nuland's list:
Jacalyn Duffin, History of Medicine: A Scandalously Short Introduction

Duffin, a recent president of the American Association for the History of Medicine, is as well known for her attractive writing style as she is for her major contributions to scholarship. In this book, she has done what many might consider impossible: filter the long and intricate history of medicine through a lens that shines a bright focus on its endlessly interesting highlights, and do it with a sense of humor.
Read about the rest of the list.

--Marshal Zeringue