Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author : Abraham Verghese
Publisher : Random House India
Total Pages : 556
Release : 2012-05-17
ISBN 10 : 9788184001754
ISBN 13 : 8184001754
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Description:

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance and bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author : Abraham Verghese
Publisher :
Total Pages : 541
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 0701183772
ISBN 13 : 9780701183776
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Description:

A masterly debut novel, visceral in its power, heartbreaking in its tenderness. Transporting the reader from the 1940s to the present, from a convent in India to a cargo ship bound for the Yemen, from a tiny operating theatre in Ethiopia to a hospital in the Bronx, Cutting for Stone is a thrilling epic of conjoined twins, doctors and patients, temptation and redemption, home and exile--and a riveting family story, irresistibly charged with strange happenings, humour and pathos, that grabs you from its harrowing opening and never lets go.Marion and Shiva Stone are twin sons of a secret union between an Indian nun and a British surgeon at 'Missing' hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the brothers come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics-their passion for the same woman-that tears them apart and forces Marion to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as a surgical intern at an underfunded, overcrowded hospital.When the past catches up with him, Marion must trust his life to the two men he thought he trusted least in the world: the surgeon father who abandoned him, and the brother who betrayed him. Cutting for Stone is both an unforgettable story of lives cut in half and a gripping evocation of the power, intimacy, danger and curious beauty of the ancient art that is at its heart.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author : Marilyn Herbert
Publisher : Bookclub-in-a-Box
Total Pages : 74
Release : 2011-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781897082652
ISBN 13 : 1897082657
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Description:

Cutting for Stone is very simply one of the best books ever written and read. The narrative begins in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when twin boys, Shiva and Marion, are born to a nun (who dies) and a surgeon (who runs away). The babies, conjoined at the head, are successfully separated immediately after birth. The original conjoinment and separation of the boys becomes the operating theme of the novel and we are given situation after situation in which to consider the concepts of fusion and partition. Bookclub-in-a-Box looks at all that Verghese provides: history (Ethiopia and Eritrea), medicine (blood and liver disease), psychology (the search for identity), sociology (human relationships) and philosophy (of both science and religion). The narrative's real facts and descriptions are especially interesting for their thematic implications. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box printed discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style, and interesting background information on the novel and the author.

The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine

The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine
Author : Steven H. Miles
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2005-06-02
ISBN 10 : 0195188209
ISBN 13 : 9780195188202
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine Book Description:

This short work examines what the Hippocratic Oath said to Greek physicians 2400 years ago and reflects on its relevance to medical ethics today. Drawing on the writings of ancient physicians, Greek playwrights, and modern scholars, each chapter explores one passage of the Oath and concludes with a modern case discussion. This book is for anyone who loves medicine and is concerned about the ethics and history of the profession.

The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages
Author : Kate Kelly
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 158
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 9780816072064
ISBN 13 : 081607206X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle Ages Book Description:

Presents a history of medicine and the treatment of disease and injuries from the end of the Roman Empire to the fall of Constantinople.

Mortal Lessons

Mortal Lessons
Author : Richard Selzer
Publisher : HMH
Total Pages : 224
Release : 1996-04-15
ISBN 10 : 9780547542331
ISBN 13 : 054754233X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mortal Lessons Book Description:

A surgeon shares true stories of life, death, and the human body in an essay collection that “will nail you to your chair” (Saturday Review). With settings ranging from the operating theater to a Korean ambulance, and topics as varied as the disposition of a corpse and the author’s own childhood, these nineteen captivating, wry, and intimate vignettes offer a poignant examination of health, humanity, and, of course, mortality. Sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, the essays offer a physician’s viewpoint that goes beyond the medical to also consider the most meaningful issues and questions we face, whether as doctors or patients, cared for or caregiver. Praised by Kirkus Reviews as “an impressive display of knowledge and art, magic and mystery,” Mortal Lessons is a classic reflection on the human body and the human experience, and will resonate with readers for generations to come.

Journals of the House of Commons of Canada

Journals of the House of Commons of Canada
Author : Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1894
ISBN 10 : UCAL:B2888002
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journals of the House of Commons of Canada Book Description:

The Book Club Cookbook Revised Edition

The Book Club Cookbook  Revised Edition
Author : Judy Gelman
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 512
Release : 2012-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9781101560563
ISBN 13 : 1101560568
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Club Cookbook Revised Edition Book Description:

“Part cookbook, part celebration of the written word, [The Book Club Cookbook] illustrates how books and ideas can bring people together.” —Publishers Weekly "We are what we eat, they say. We can eat what we read, too. The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (Tarcher/Penguin, $21.95), first published in 2004 and now newly updated and revised, offers up dozens of new recipes inspired by book clubs’ favorite books, their characters and authors." —USA Today "It's pretty much a no-brainer why we love something like The Book Club Cookbook - it combines two of our all-time favorite things: food and books. Even better - the recipes in the book let us get a fuller experience of our favorite novels by thinking up recipes either inspired by the story or literally contributed by the author as essential to the book." —Flavorwire "The Book Club Cookbook excels at offering book groups new title ideas and a culinary way to spice up their discussions." —Library Journal Whether it's Roman Punch for The Age of Innocence, or Sabzi Challow (spinach and rice) with Lamb for The Kite Runner, or Swedish Meatballs and Glögg for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, nothing spices up a book club meeting like great eats. Featuring recipes and discussion ideas from bestselling authors and book clubs across the country, this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that blend perfectly with the literary masterpieces their club is reading. This edition features new contributions from a host of today's bestselling authors including: Kathryn Stockett, The Help (Demetrie's Chocolate Pie and Caramel Cake) Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants (Oyster Brie Soup) Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper (Brian Fitzgerald's Firehouse Marinara Sauce) Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (Almaz's Ethiopian Doro Wot and Sister Mary Joseph Praise's Cari de Dal) Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Annie Barrows's Potato Peel Pie and Non-Occupied Potato Peel Pie) Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See's Deep-Fried Sugared Taro) The Book Club Cookbook will add real flavor to your book club meetings!

New Elements of Operative Surgery

New Elements of Operative Surgery
Author : Alfred Velpeau
Publisher :
Total Pages : 912
Release : 1835
ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3104116
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Elements of Operative Surgery Book Description: