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The Resource Kore : on sickness, the sick, and the search for the soul of medicine, Andrzej Szczeklik ; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones ; with an introduction by Adam Zagajewski ; afterword by John Martin

Kore : on sickness, the sick, and the search for the soul of medicine, Andrzej Szczeklik ; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones ; with an introduction by Adam Zagajewski ; afterword by John Martin

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Kore : on sickness, the sick, and the search for the soul of medicine
Title
Kore
Title remainder
on sickness, the sick, and the search for the soul of medicine
Statement of responsibility
Andrzej Szczeklik ; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones ; with an introduction by Adam Zagajewski ; afterword by John Martin
Title variation
On sickness, the sick, and the search for the soul of medicine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
"There is a grand tradition of physicians who are also great writers and philosophers. From Copernicus and Paracelsus, to Chekov, Osler and Frankl. And most recently Sherwin Nuland and Oliver Sacks have gained broad readerships and made huge contributions to the way we think and the way we live our lives. Andrzej Szczeklik is entirely worthy to join their company. When his first book, Catharsis, was published in English, critics from Seamus Heaney to Czeslaw Milosz stood to applaud. Now he has followed with an ever deeper and more accomplished book.It has become unfortunately rare for a scientist or doctor to find his grounding in a broad understanding of literature and the humanities. But in Kore, the author insists that only with a curiosity thoroughly at home in both worlds can one expect to discover what we should mean about sickness and about the soul. No tedious academic, Szczeklik writes with the grace of a poet and the ease of a fine storyteller. Anecdotes drawn from a personal immersion in art, music, and literature are woven with reports on experimental medicine and daily clinical experience. From DNA and the re-creation of the Spanish Flu virus, to contemporary research in genetics, cancer, neurology, and the AIDS virus, from "Symptoms and Shadows," to "Dying and Death," to "Enchantment of Love," every chapter of this book is alive and engaging. The result is a life-affirming work of science, philosophy, art, and spirituality"--
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Szczeklik, Andrzej
Dewey number
610.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
R723
LC item number
.S945 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 A-648
  • W 61
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Humanities
  • Philosophy, Medical
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Humanities
  • History of Medicine
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Humanities
  • Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Krankheit
  • Medizin
  • Philosophie
Label
Kore : on sickness, the sick, and the search for the soul of medicine, Andrzej Szczeklik ; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones ; with an introduction by Adam Zagajewski ; afterword by John Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On dying and death
  • Promethean ambitions
  • The enchantment of love
  • Conjunction
  • Symptoms and shadows
  • About the brain
  • In search of the soul
  • The reflected world inside us
  • The arcana of art and the rigors of science
  • Genetics and cancer
  • The truths of biology and faith
  • The borderlands
Control code
ocn788236709
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 320 p.
Isbn
9781619020191
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper))
Lccn
2012042867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781619020191
  • (OCoLC)788236709
Label
Kore : on sickness, the sick, and the search for the soul of medicine, Andrzej Szczeklik ; translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones ; with an introduction by Adam Zagajewski ; afterword by John Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-320)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On dying and death
  • Promethean ambitions
  • The enchantment of love
  • Conjunction
  • Symptoms and shadows
  • About the brain
  • In search of the soul
  • The reflected world inside us
  • The arcana of art and the rigors of science
  • Genetics and cancer
  • The truths of biology and faith
  • The borderlands
Control code
ocn788236709
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 320 p.
Isbn
9781619020191
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper))
Lccn
2012042867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781619020191
  • (OCoLC)788236709

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