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The Medusa and the Snail by Lewis Thomas
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Jan 01, 1995 | ISBN 9780140243192

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Praise

Winner of a National Book Award
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

( The Medusa and the Snail) remains among the finest, most insightful writing I have ever savored.” — Maria Popova


“Thomas’ unexpected turns of phrase and love of words and their origins is revealed again and again…Read Thomas for his estimable style—often disarmingly simple, even colloquial—and the wit and insight into life and medicine his writing embodies.” — Kirkus Reviews

Awards

National Book Award WINNER

Table Of Contents

The Medusa and the Snail
The Tucson Zoo
The Youngest and Brightest Thing Around
On Magic in Medicine
The Wonderful Mistake
Ponds
To Err Is Human
The Selves
The Health-Care System
On Cloning a Human Being
On Etymons and Hybrids
The Hazards of Science
On Warts
On Transcendental Metaworry (TMW)
An Apology
On Disease
On Natural Death
A Trip Abroad
On Meddling
On Committees
The Scrambler in the Mind
Notes on Punctuation
The Deacon’s Masterpiece
How to Fix the Premedical Curriculum
A Brief Historical Note on Medical Economics
Why Montaigne Is Not a Bore
On Thinking About Thinking
On Embryology
Medical Lessons from History

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