The Body Has a Head: The Inspirational Introduction to How the Body Works
The unforgettable introduction to the human body that continues to inspire new generations of doctors
Awesome and magnificent as the body itself, here is the one book that explains the mysteries of human anatomy - from head to heart; muscles to metabolism; bones to blood and beyond - in a way certain to captivate.
It cuts through jargon and transcends the ordinary to let you get to know all about your body: how it adapts, how it protects itself, how it senses the world, how it grows.
An indispensable book for everyone who has ever felt a sense of wonder for the remarkable machine that remains infinitely superior to every human invention.
Praise for The Body Has a Head :
" Anyone with an interest in body and mind will be well rewarded by reading what Eckstein has so painstakingly crafted. He lays out the real-world framework of what we are and the historical means and people by which we got that knowledge, all couched in a writing style that's unusual, marvellous, apt, and inviting."
" This is a rare book to find, and utterly brilliant. Gustav Eckstein is the Oliver Sacks of the past. A doctor whose writing about the body, disease and health is utterly entertaining, and genius. If you can get your hands on a copy, do. "
"A refreshing approach to human anatomy! A priceless combination of scientific information and history balanced with clever comparisons and analogies. Eckstein's light approach and simple phrasing allow for easy reading while providing enormous amounts of information."
" Comes close to genius and fails only for reaching too far, and that is a gorgeous way to fail." Newsweek
" The scope of this book is nothing less than the scope of man ." Newsweek
"An endlessly enchanting, stimulating work of high literary value ." Modern Medicine
" Stimulating . . . profound . . . vivid ." Wall Street Journal
" A modern classic ." Columbus Dispatch
"As lively as life itself, as surprising in its twists and turns as a roller-coaster ride, as humane and lucidly down to earth as a book can be ." Saturday Review
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