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Shapeshifters On Medicine & Human Change - Wellcome Collection

Hardback (03 May 2018) | English

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Synopsis

Unreliable bodies and shifting symptoms are all in a day's work for a GP. In his years of practising, Gavin Francis has seen it all: the promising law student trapped under the spell of anorexia; the bodybuilder whose use of illegal steroids threatens his fertility; the teenager agonising over the perplexing physical dramas of puberty; and the surprisingly upbeat woman growing a horn in the centre of her forehead. In Shapeshifters he draws on his patients' bodily transformations, both welcome and unwelcome, bringing together case histories and accounts from the history of medicine, art, literature, myth and magic to show how the very essence of being human is change.

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Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection publishes books that explore health, medicine and the complexities of the human condition, from bestselling narrative non-fiction such as Forensics by Val McDermid, to award-winning illustrated titles such as The Sick Rose. Wellcome Collection is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive.

Book information

ISBN: 9781781257739
Publisher: Profile
Imprint: Wellcome Collection
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 480g
Height: 229mm
Width: 149mm
Spine width: 31mm