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Author Nuland, Sherwin B.

Title The wisdom of the body / Sherwin B. Nuland
Edition First edition
Published New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1997

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Description xxiv, 395 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. The Will to Live -- 2. The Constant Sea Within Maintains the Constancy Within -- 3. Of Nymphs, Lymph, and Courage in the Face of Cancer -- 4. Sympathy and the Nervous System -- 5. The Fundamental Unit of Life: The Cell -- 6. Biology, Destiny, and Free Will -- 7. The Act of Love -- 8. A Child is Born -- 9. The Heart of the Matter -- 10. The Blood Is the Life -- 11. A Voyage through the Gut -- 12. Mining the Mind: The Brain and Human Nature
Summary Dr. Sherwin Nuland offers a mesmerizing portrait of the tumultuous universe within us: the turbulence of chemistry, the seeming chaos of tissue, the volatile responsiveness of cells. And he shows how, amazingly, the stability of health rides on these tempests. But the real secret of our species' survival lies in how we have transcended mere survival: how we have made use of our unique biology to travel the long road from the creature Homo to the human being. That journey is the central story of The Wisdom of the Body: how we have developed the singular quality that makes each of us unique - the human spirit
Notes Includes index
Subject Human body -- Popular works.
Human biology -- Popular works.
Human physiology -- Popular works.
LC no. 96045113
ISBN 0679444076