Unmarked text. First American edition. Previous owner's name stamped on front end page. Overview of the development of modern biology and modern medicine based on a 13-part BBC television series. Well illustrated. Index. Bibliography. Dust jacket. 352pp.
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In this original and highly entertaining book, Dr. Jonathan Miller considers the functioning of the body as a subject of private experience. He explores our attitudes towards our bodies, our astonishing ignorance of them, and our inability to read our body's signals. Taking as his starting point the experience of pain, Dr. Miller analyzes the elaborate social process of "falling ill", considers the physical foundations of "dis-ease" and looks at the types of individuals man has historically attributed with the power of healing. His explanations are lucid, wide-ranging and whole-heartedly entertaining.About the Author:
Jonathan Miller M.D., is a writer, conductor and broadcaster. A qualified doctor of medicine, he has worked as an actor and has directed BBC documentaries and plays for the National Theatre. He lives in London.
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Book Description Horizon Book Promotions, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0394502809
Book Description Horizon Book Promotions, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0394502809
Book Description Horizon Book Promotions, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110394502809