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The Wisdom of the Body: Discovering the Human Spirit by Sherwin B. Nuland (1997)



Hardcover in Fine/Like New (FN) condition. Please see our guide to book conditions for more details.

Much has been written about what makes humans distinct from other species, but what makes individual humans different from each other? Part of the answer lies in our responses to life-threatening illness, as Sherwin Nuland shows in this beautifully written meditation on human variability. Nuland explains biology and advanced medical procedures and makes them seem no more complicated than a good baseball game, and at least as exciting. Mostly, though, Nuland finds the human spirit within these complex systems, and the reader can be as exhilarated by his findings as he is.