The medusa and the snail : more notes of a biology watcher / Lewis Thomas.

Author
Thomas, Lewis, 1913-1993 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Viking Press, 1979.
Description
x, 175 p. ; 22 cm.

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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 in 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 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.
ISBN
0670465682 :
LCCN
79001199
OCLC
4665568
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