Summary: Melding a scientist's passion for truth with a humanist's understanding of the heart and soul, professor of surgery Nuland explores the impact of aging on our minds and bodies, strivings and relationships. The onset of aging can be so gradual that we are often surprised to find that one day it is fully upon us. The changes to the senses, appearance, reflexes, physical endurance, and sexual...
Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.26 Nulan
Summary: Analyzes how doctor Ignac Semmelweis's reforms of the medical field led to his discovery of the correlation between hand washing and reduced infection, recounting how his work contributed to the establishment of germ theory.
Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton 2003
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 618.74 NUL
Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print in association with Alfred A. Knopf 1994
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 616.078 NUL
Summary: "There is a vast literature on death and dying, but there are few reliable accounts of the ways in which we die. The intimate account of how various diseases take away life, offered in How We Die, is not meant to prompt horror or terror but to demythologize the process of dying to help us rid ourselves of that fear of the terra incognita." "Though the avenues of death - AIDS, cancer, heart...
Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 1994
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.07 Nuland 1994
Summary: The author offers a compilation of personal anecdotes and reflections based on his forty-year career in medicine as he explores various aspects of his discipline, how it is practiced around the globe, the lives of patients, and how the body works.
Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2008
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Adult, Call number: 610.92 Nuland
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: National Endowment for the Arts 2007