Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Though it never goes for the Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab – Kindle edition by Christine Montross. Download it once and read it on your . Montross, Christine Body of Work is a cleverly crafted memoir – or, rather, the first chapter of a memoir – of the author’s medical school. A “gleaming, humane” (The New York Times Book Review) memoir of the relationship between a cadaver named Eve and a first-year medical student Medical.

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I wanted to, and was very interested having studied anatomy and worki Finally, I have finished this book! Some may find the introspection excessive, particularly towards the end of the course,which is the end of the book. Jul 31, Leigh rated it really liked it Shelves: Body of Work by Christine Montross is very interesting and informative on vody subject of the human body.

Sep 05, Tom Quinn rated it it was amazing. I found it fascinating when she talked about how many medical students have nightmares throughout their semester in the cadaver lab. No trivia or quizzes yet.

That lesson, when I am called to treat bdoy ill patients who no longer appear human, and prisoners, and demented grandfathers who are dying and angry and scared, is the lesson I hope beyond all else to have absorbed. What are the characteristics of the sexual glands? At one time or another, they all wonder, are we desecrating this corpse, and if so, can the benefit justify it?


Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab

Posted by Bookface at There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Full understanding is impossible.

All in all, a great read, and I woork recommend reading it with ‘First Cut’ To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth. Montross also presents a history of human dissection.

Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab

Dec 17, Abbi rated it it was amazing. Dissections were at one time a public event. I scrub my hair, brush my teeth twice, inhale water in my nose until I choke to try to rid it of the smell of the bone dust. Apparently, all medical students feel the same way, only some are made aware of these feelings through their instructors and peers and can talk about it, and others are just made to feel that it’s all you and in your head.

One woman flees the lab to vomit. Books by Christine Montross. Unless any of my loved ones has a pressing question about how to find their angle of Louis In he designed and helped build a “ship” and an ancient sampan for my school play.

I was amazed and entranced by this book, and found myself palpating my neck I read this book as one of four required readings for my Medical Reading section of HOSA competition this year, and I am so grateful that I did.

Body of Work

I was so touched by how Montross describes her relationship with Eve, a body she comes to know intimately while in the course of a human anatomy course in medical school. That being said, I’m curious to know what dissection oof her school used. Why was there a feeling almost of holiness I can find no better word at being present there? I especially liked the historical references she provided.


Jun 28, Ann thebookisbetterann rated it it was ok. Beautiful dissertation on mortality as seen through the eyes of a medical student.

Interesting but at times somewhat dry due to all the medical terms, etc. I felt like i have christlne it myself with all these feelings and thoughts.

But Eve is the star, and Montross’s relationship to her as she is dismantling her the focus of this superb book. She was a poetry professor before she Body of Work is one of the best novels I have ever read, and one of my all-time favorite memoirs—as well as my personal bit of evidence chrisstine I am not, nor will I ever be, cut out for a career in medicine.

This is a medical school memoir, but atypical in that the focus is on the relationship between a medical student and her cadaver.

Where, montrss, in the crenellations of the brain’s tissue is the explanation for how a man’s reason can depart? However, it also drove home a point that I wish I had known a few years mojtross.