Body Of Work: Meditations On Mortality From The Human Anatomy Lab

Paperback | May 27, 2008

byChristine Montross

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A "gleaming, humane" (The New York Times Book Review) memoir of the relationship between a cadaver named Eve and a first-year medical student

Medical student Christine Montross felt nervous standing outside the anatomy lab on her first day of class. Entering a room with stainless-steel tables topped by corpses in body bags was initially unnerving. But once Montross met her cadaver, she found herself intrigued by the person the woman once was and fascinated by the strange, unsettling beauty of the human form. They called her Eve. The story of Montross and Eve is a tender and surprising examination of the mysteries of the human body, and a remarkable look at our relationship with both the living and the dead.

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A "gleaming, humane" (The New York Times Book Review) memoir of the relationship between a cadaver named Eve and a first-year medical studentMedical student Christine Montross felt nervous standing outside the anatomy lab on her first day of class. Entering a room with stainless-steel tables topped by corpses in body bags was initially...

CHRISTINE MONTROSS is a resident of psychiatry at Brown University. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.3 × 0.7 inPublished:May 27, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143113666

ISBN - 13:9780143113669

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this Love this book. Written with such grace and sensitivity....hope to read more from this author. Answers so many questions you ever had about the human body. Also check out Mary roach's book Stiff for the lighter side of cadavers.
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? Eloquent and persuasive. . . . The author dissects her own emotions as deftly as she does . . . the cadaver, her pen as revelatory as her scalpel.?
?The New York Times Book Review

?An exceptionally thoughtful memoir . . . [a] beautiful book.?
?The Washington Post

?Unflinching . . . insightful . . . sparklingly lucid.?
?Entertainment Weekly