The Anatomist

The Anatomist

A True Story of Gray's Anatomy

Book - 2008
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In the classic medical text known as Gray's Anatomy, science writer Bill Hayes has written the never-before-told story of how this seminal volume came to be. Hayes explores the significance of Gray's Anatomy and explains why it came to symbolize a turning point in medical history. Uncovering a treasure trove of letters and diaries, he illuminates the relationship between the fiercely gifted young anatomist Henry Gray and his younger collaborator H. V. Carter, whose exquisite anatomical illustrations are masterpieces of art and close observation. Tracing the triumphs and tragedies of these two extraordinary men, Hayes brings an equally extraordinary era--the mid-1800s--unforgettably to life. The book also chronicles Hayes's year as a student of anatomy, performing with his own hands the dissections and examinations detailed by Henry Gray 150 years ago.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Ballantine Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345456892
Characteristics: xviii, 250 p. : ill ; 22 cm

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Oct 25, 2016

the author's writing style made the read seem like a mystery in which the author searches for clues about Gray and Carter in comparison to his own journey in the contemporary world of anatomy. Not only informative, also enjoyable read.

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