Find all the books, read about the author, and more. It made the class so much more interesting! Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The book uses patient case histories, tales from med school, great moments in medical history, and even references to art and pop culture to intrigue the reader with the awesome nature of the human body. 1), Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science, Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery, The Sublime Engine: A Biography of the Human Heart, Shapeshifters: A Doctor’s Notes on Medicine & Human Change (Wellcome Collection), "A sober and beautiful book about the landscape of the human body. In addition, Dr. Francis's deeply respectful yet matter-of-fact treatment of the end of human life was uplifting, and indeed inspiring. For example, the final chapter on feet spends a few pages on foot anatomy (and somewhat outdated evolutionary thinking on foot evolution) but many more pages discussing an anatomy museum. Unable to add item to List. The organic “connectedness” of the volume makes it all the more compelling. Fluids and Electrolytes: A Thorough Guide covering Fluids, Electrolytes and Acid-Ba... Epidemics: The Impact of Germs and Their Power over Humanity. I suspect I am not the target audience for this book, and would not warn an interested person away from it, but if you are looking for more muscle and less flab, then pass this one over. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items. Five stars to the author for frank discussion and introspective musings on the human body and it's frailty and beauty, as well as it's power and ugliness. My Human Biology teacher used this book as his "textbook" for our class. This is a fascinating read both for those with and without a medical background. In exchange, I could have done with a good deal less of the historical material and various other wanderings. This book is beautifully and sensitively written, and structured in such a way that you can read small sections at a time, allowing you to digest one specific function of our amazing body before moving swiftly on to the next. Shapeshifters: A Journey Through the Changing Human Body, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime, Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Given that so many people very much liked the book, my response may be more my problem than the authors. There was a problem loading your book clubs. In other hands, Adventures in Human Being might well have become cluttered with cliche, detail or sentimentality but Francis has a lightness of touch … This book is beautifully and sensitively written, and structured in such a way that you can read small sections at a time, allowing you to digest one specific function of our amazing body before moving swiftly on to the next. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. It's a short story style with each part of the body. I came away with far greater appreciation for seemingly mundane entities, such as my hands and feet. One physician's approach to continuing academic medicine in his practice. Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2016. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. What I enjoyed was the minimal amount of technical terms and his down to earth approach to describing interesting cases and the variety of his cases. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Rather it drills deep on specific subjects, but with humor and readability. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 12, 2019. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 28, 2015. Goals: How to Get the Most Out of Your Life, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales, Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence and Emperor Penguins. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. If the body is a foreign country, then to practise medicine is to explore new territory: Francis leads the listener on an adventure through what it means to be human. Scientifically-proven methods to create connection with anyone you meet. This is a fascinating read both for those with and without a medical background. Every business has a beginning, and this is where you talk about yours. He is an outstanding medical, surgical, consultant. While the book examines specific issues pertaining to the body part under consideration, it gives the layman reader the necessary background to comprehend even the most complex topics, often through interesting factoids. My Human Biology teacher used this book as his "textbook" for our class. I enjoyed reading this book. In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the reader on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb; from the pulse of life at the wrist to the unique engineering of the foot. His use of quotes is sparing but erudite and his lack of self-importance--often a failing in his profession--is welcome. In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the reader on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb; from the pulse of life at the wrist to the unique engineering of the foot. The style is crisp and fast and the human tales irresistible. It's a great book with some strange oddities thrown in there...you did what with WHAT??!! People want to know what opportunity you saw or how your passion led to the creation of something new. What I enjoyed was the minimal amount of technical terms and his down to earth approach to describing interesting cases and the variety of his cases. In many ways, this work sounded a similar chord with the writing of the late Harvard zoologist and geologist, Dr. Stephen Jay Gould, who had written about human beings—at the core—being essentially “wet biology.”, Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2016. ADVENTURES IN HUMAN BEING A GRAND TOUR FROM THE CRANIUM TO THE CALCANEUM by Gavin Francis ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 13, 2015 Doctors with literary ambitions write memoirs, tell stories about patients, or educate us. Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2016. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Just finished savoring and reflecting on the book, Adventures in Human Being. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Dr. Francis’s book of essays takes one on a fascinating anatomical cook’s tour—literally from head to toe. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. meeting facilitation in outdoor or indoor sessions. 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