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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.
There are many books that come up as recommendations for incoming medical students, but few are as reflective as this one. Read morePublished 2 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 3 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 6 months ago by Rocky
The author, a published poet, writes of her experience as a medical student dissecting a body. This poetic approach to gross anatomy comes across as overdone and melodramatic.Published 7 months ago by JJ Writer
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 8 months ago by stephanie
This book is Psychological sojourn
for a medical student on her way to being
a psychiatrist. Read more
My son, who is going on to PA school, found this book very interesting. He would recommend for anyone interestested in A&P.Published 14 months ago by Lori, CT
I believe it to be compelling when a doctor achieves to describe with such precision the essential experience of the first medical semester, but also add the history that has lead... Read morePublished 14 months ago by matths