Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Though it never goes for the Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab – Kindle edition by Christine Montross. Download it once and read it on your . Montross, Christine Body of Work is a cleverly crafted memoir – or, rather, the first chapter of a memoir – of the author’s medical school. 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.

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The details, which some may find extensive and gruesome, were incredibly well handled with a level of resp This book was fabulously written – and throughout my reading of it, I found myself wanting to know more about the lives of the cadavers, much the way the students likely would have during their studies.

In fact, as I read, my mind decided the two books were 2 different perspectives of the same class. I felt like i have written it myself with all these feelings and thoughts.

It is worth observing that when gesturing to ourselves, we do not point to our heads but to our hearts, and when we feel something deeply, we feel it in our “guts”. Body of Work by Christine Montross is very interesting and informative on the subject of the human boy.


Body of Work

Jun 28, Ann thebookisbetterann rated it it was ok. Grief, fear, pain, love. I even read about the requirements of some of the local medical schools. Body of Work is an unforgettable examination of the mysteries of the human body and a remarkable look at our relationship with both the living and the dead.

Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab

My hours with her neither cured her nor eased her suffering. In he designed and helped build a “ship” and an ancient sampan for my school play.

I cannot judge someone by their looks just because they look different because we are the same on the inside. Finally, I have finished this book! Beautiful dissertation on mortality as seen through the eyes of a medical student.

Goslow hypothesizes that she had some kind of abdominal surgery and that in the closing of the surgical wound the umbilicus got tucked in, like a seam. To quote, and this is after taking out a h I read this book right before I began anatomy lab because my mom sent it to me. Feb 07, Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is astonishing, almost impossible to believe. Posted by Bookface at There are many ways your donation can be used, and I would be happy to do something for science and academia.

It will hardly be noticed, I discover, as I walk down the [street] The author’s research into medical and anatomical history and origins of her subject were well painted and I found myself seeking more visual examples of her topics.


And what did you want? An example of this is that everyone I see I find something distinctive about them that is so beautiful. More recently, I was at the bedside of my cousin when he was declared brain dead and let go.

Bookface: Body of Work, by Christine Montross

Want to Read saving…. Dissections were at one time a public event. Jan 30, Tauna rated it really liked it Shelves: Some of them behold their cadavers’ faces for the first time.

The taught us about how to depersonalize, and yet at the same time how much care needs to be take to not have someone’s arm turned the wrong chfistine for a few hours to prevent a pinched nerve.

Jan 15, Sarah rated it really liked it. Commentary Frankly, I had my doubts – having read more than my share of first person narratives about becoming a physician and one’s reflections thereupon, from Thomas Browne to Wilder Graves Penfield to Arthur E.

Make no mistake about it: I think it is a wonderful read, outstanding really. Indeed, not only is Body of Work emotionally affecting; it is entertaining and educational as well. I tried a few times over the years to get back into this book, but it didn’t happen for me. They called her Eve.