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My Dentist recommended this book when I told him I wanted to go to medical school.
Just as interesting is her intertwining of her own personal experience with human dissection with that of the history of dissection and procurement of cadavers.
The author, Dr. Christine Montross, writes well and often turns a beautifully crafted phrase that conveys the emotion of what she sees.
I read this book as research for my own writing. While I'm not sure what I expected when I started, in addition to shedding light on the human body, death, and dissection as a key... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bethany
I really enjoyed this book. I am a medical student, and I first heard an excerpt of "Body of Work" read aloud at my own school's vigil for the bodies donated to us. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RJ
Excellent insight into the day-to-day experiences and revelations that all advanced medical students must deal with during their training. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Russ Heitz
There are many books that come up as recommendations for incoming medical students, but few are as reflective as this one. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Hampton
A fascinating reflection of the reality of med school and the need for cadavers. I never knew the history of dissection nor the significant importance of it. Very well written.Published 8 months ago by Lisa B. Wheeler
Dr. Montross' prose is thoughtful, deep and poetic. I wish I could have read her book when I went through Anatomy Lab. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rocky
i had this book once and i let someone "borrow" the book and of course i never got it back. so when i saw it appear, i knew i had to get it again. Read morePublished 13 months ago by stephanie