Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 667
Release: 2010-01
ISBN: 9780375714368
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Excerpt:

Twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, Marion and Shiva Stone come of age in Ethiopia, where their love for the same woman drives them apart.

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Abraham Verghese
Publsiher: Vintage Books
Total Pages: 541
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780099443636
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Excerpt:

My brother, Shiva, and I came into the world in the late afternoon of the twentieth of September in the year of grace 1954. We took our first breaths in the thick air of Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia. Bound by birth, we were driven apart by bitter betrayal. No surgeon can heal the would that divides two brothers. Where silk and steel fail, story must succeed. To begin at the beginning...

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Marilyn Herbert
Publsiher: Bookclub-in-a-Box
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1897082657
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Excerpt:

Cutting for Stone is very simply one of the best books ever written and read. The narrative begins in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when twin boys, Shiva and Marion, are born to a nun (who dies) and a surgeon (who runs away). The babies, conjoined at the head, are successfully separated immediately after birth. The original conjoinment and separation of the boys becomes the operating theme of the novel and we are given situation after situation in which to consider the concepts of fusion and partition. Bookclub-in-a-Box looks at all that Verghese provides: history (Ethiopia and Eritrea), medicine (blood and liver disease), psychology (the search for identity), sociology (human relationships) and philosophy (of both science and religion). The narrative's real facts and descriptions are especially interesting for their thematic implications. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box printed discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style, and interesting background information on the novel and the author.

Book Club Kit

Book Club Kit
Author: Abraham Verghese
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Book clubs (Discussion groups)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Club Kit Book Excerpt:

The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine

The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine
Author: Steven H. Miles
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2005-06-02
ISBN: 9780195188202
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine Book Excerpt:

This short work examines what the Hippocratic Oath said to Greek physicians 2400 years ago and reflects on its relevance to medical ethics today. Drawing on the writings of ancient physicians, Greek playwrights, and modern scholars, each chapter explores one passage of the Oath and concludes with a modern case discussion. This book is for anyone who loves medicine and is concerned about the ethics and history of the profession.

The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages
Author: Kate Kelly
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2009
ISBN: 081607206X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle Ages Book Excerpt:

Presents a history of medicine and the treatment of disease and injuries from the end of the Roman Empire to the fall of Constantinople.

Mortal Lessons

Mortal Lessons
Author: Richard Selzer
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1996-04-15
ISBN: 054754233X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mortal Lessons Book Excerpt:

A surgeon shares true stories of life, death, and the human body in an essay collection that “will nail you to your chair” (Saturday Review). With settings ranging from the operating theater to a Korean ambulance, and topics as varied as the disposition of a corpse and the author’s own childhood, these nineteen captivating, wry, and intimate vignettes offer a poignant examination of health, humanity, and, of course, mortality. Sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, the essays offer a physician’s viewpoint that goes beyond the medical to also consider the most meaningful issues and questions we face, whether as doctors or patients, cared for or caregiver. Praised by Kirkus Reviews as “an impressive display of knowledge and art, magic and mystery,” Mortal Lessons is a classic reflection on the human body and the human experience, and will resonate with readers for generations to come.

A system of surgery tr and accompanied with notes and observations b J F South

A system of surgery  tr  and accompanied with notes and observations b J F  South
Author: Maximilian Joseph Chelius
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 1847
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A system of surgery tr and accompanied with notes and observations b J F South Book Excerpt:

Cutting for Stone

Cutting for Stone
Author: Robert Verghese
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781615233861
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cutting for Stone Book Excerpt:

The Book Club Cookbook Revised Edition

The Book Club Cookbook  Revised Edition
Author: Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 1101560568
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Club Cookbook Revised Edition Book Excerpt:

“Part cookbook, part celebration of the written word, [The Book Club Cookbook] illustrates how books and ideas can bring people together.” —Publishers Weekly "We are what we eat, they say. We can eat what we read, too. The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (Tarcher/Penguin, $21.95), first published in 2004 and now newly updated and revised, offers up dozens of new recipes inspired by book clubs’ favorite books, their characters and authors." —USA Today "It's pretty much a no-brainer why we love something like The Book Club Cookbook - it combines two of our all-time favorite things: food and books. Even better - the recipes in the book let us get a fuller experience of our favorite novels by thinking up recipes either inspired by the story or literally contributed by the author as essential to the book." —Flavorwire "The Book Club Cookbook excels at offering book groups new title ideas and a culinary way to spice up their discussions." —Library Journal Whether it's Roman Punch for The Age of Innocence, or Sabzi Challow (spinach and rice) with Lamb for The Kite Runner, or Swedish Meatballs and Glögg for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, nothing spices up a book club meeting like great eats. Featuring recipes and discussion ideas from bestselling authors and book clubs across the country, this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that blend perfectly with the literary masterpieces their club is reading. This edition features new contributions from a host of today's bestselling authors including: Kathryn Stockett, The Help (Demetrie's Chocolate Pie and Caramel Cake) Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants (Oyster Brie Soup) Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper (Brian Fitzgerald's Firehouse Marinara Sauce) Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (Almaz's Ethiopian Doro Wot and Sister Mary Joseph Praise's Cari de Dal) Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Annie Barrows's Potato Peel Pie and Non-Occupied Potato Peel Pie) Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See's Deep-Fried Sugared Taro) The Book Club Cookbook will add real flavor to your book club meetings!

New Elements of Operative Surgery

New Elements of Operative Surgery
Author: Alfred Velpeau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 998
Release: 1835
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Surgery, Minor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Elements of Operative Surgery Book Excerpt:

A Greek English Lexicon

A Greek English Lexicon
Author: Henry George Liddell,Robert Scott,Henry Drisler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1694
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Greek language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Greek English Lexicon Book Excerpt:

A System of Surgery

A System of Surgery
Author: Joseph Maximilian Chelius
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1847
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Surgery
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A System of Surgery Book Excerpt:

Simple Stonescaping

Simple Stonescaping
Author: Phillip Raines
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781402706110
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simple Stonescaping Book Excerpt:

Handle stonescaping with professional results. Learn how to: plan, choose tools, mix mortar & improve aesthetics, along with jointing, excavating & providing drainage. Outstanding projects include a walkway, an archway & a stone pond.

Outlines of a course of lectures on the principles and practise of surgery

Outlines of a course of lectures on the principles and practise of surgery
Author: Eli Geddings
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1858
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outlines of a course of lectures on the principles and practise of surgery Book Excerpt:

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office  United States Army
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1904
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Incunabula
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army Book Excerpt:

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office  United States Army
Author: Library of the Surgeon-General's Office (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Incunabula
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army Book Excerpt:

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office vol 21 ser 3 additional lists ser 4 vols 10 and 11 1880 1895

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office      vol  21  ser  3  additional lists  ser  4  vols  10 and 11   1880 1895
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1904
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Incunabula
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office vol 21 ser 3 additional lists ser 4 vols 10 and 11 1880 1895 Book Excerpt:

"Collection of incunabula and early medical prints in the library of the Surgeon-general's office, U.S. Army": Ser. 3, v. 10, p. 1415-1436.

The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book

The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book
Author: Logan Smalley,Stephanie Kent
Publsiher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN: 1982140585
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book Book Excerpt:

For fans of My Ideal Bookshelf and Bibliophile, The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book is the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere: a quirky and entertaining interactive guide to reading, featuring voicemails, literary Easter eggs, checklists, and more, from the creators of the popular multimedia project. The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book is an interactive illustrated homage to the beautiful ways in which books bring meaning to our lives and how our lives bring meaning to books. Carefully crafted in the style of a retro telephone directory, this guide offers you a variety of unique ways to connect with readers, writers, bookshops, and life-changing stories. In it, you’ll discover... -Heartfelt, anonymous voicemail messages and transcripts from real-life readers sharing unforgettable stories about their most beloved books. You’ll hear how a mother and daughter formed a bond over their love for Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, or how a reader finally felt represented after reading Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese, or how two friends performed Mary Oliver’s Thirst to a grove of trees, or how Anne Frank inspired a young writer to continue journaling. -Hidden references inside fictional literary adverts like Ahab’s Whale Tours and Miss Ophelia’s Psychic Readings, and real-life literary landmarks like Maya Angelou City Park and the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum. -Lists of bookstores across the USA, state by state, plus interviews with the book lovers who run them. -Various invitations to become a part of this book by calling and leaving a bookish voicemail of your own. -And more! Quirky, nostalgic, and full of heart, The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book is a love letter to the stories that change us, connect us, and make us human.

Extraordinary Women of Christian History

Extraordinary Women of Christian History
Author: Ruth A. Tucker
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-02-09
ISBN: 1493401580
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extraordinary Women of Christian History Book Excerpt:

Christianity has long been criticized as a patriarchal religion. But during its two-thousand-year history, the faith has been influenced and passed down by faithful women. Martyrs and nuns, mystics and scholars, writers and reformers, preachers and missionaries, abolitionists and evangelists, these women are examples to us of faith, perseverance, forgiveness, and fortitude. With gracious irreverence, Ruth Tucker offers engaging and candid profiles of some of the most fascinating women of Christian history. From the famous to the infamous to the obscure, women like Perpetua, Joan of Arc, Teresa of Avila, Anne Hutchinson, Susanna Wesley, Ann Judson, Harriet Tubman, Fanny Crosby, Hannah Whitehall Smith, Corrie ten Boom, and Mother Teresa, along with dozens of others, come to vivid life. Perfect for small groups, these portraits of women who changed the world in their own significant way will spark lively discussion and inspire today's Christians to lives of faithful witness.