Saturday, June 8, 2013

Five top books about the body

Gabriel Weston is an English surgeon and author. Her memoir entitled Direct Red: A Surgeon's Story was published in February 2009. It was long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award in September 2009 and won the PEN/J Ackerley Award for Autobiography in May 2010. Her new novel is Dirty Work.

One of five books about the body that Weston tagged for the Telegraph:
The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat (1985) by Oliver Sacks crystallised my desire to become a doctor, not only for its meaty medical subject matter but also the poetic glow of the writing. Sacks showed me that there is space for the imagination in medicine.
Read about the other books Weston named.

The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat is one of Lisa Genova's six favorite books about science & literature.

--Marshal Zeringue