If the body is a foreign country, then to practice medicine is to explore new territory. Francis leads the reader on an adventure through what it means to be human. Both a user’s guide to the body and a celebration of its elegance, this book will transform the way you think about being alive, whether in sickness or in health.
Gavin Francis blends his own experience in learning and treating, the history of various fields, and anecdotal stories and neat turns of phrase that make the world of the body and its working both fun and accessible to those with a passing interest.
From head to toe you’re taken on a journey of his life, patient’s experience, and the history of science and medicine in understanding certain areas. Good for dipping in and out of, a neat little body part at a time. A very good book.