Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Madison Public Library likes Doctor Olaf!

Today's google search for Doctor Olaf returned a nice blog entry from the Madison Public Library:
Menger-Anderson’s descriptions of the evolution of surgical practice and its consequences make these stories truly unforgettable. I normally don’t get excited about scientific writing, fiction or nonfiction, but in these tales, the surgeries are surrounded with an aura of mystery and magic that’s absent from modern medicine, and the characters that inhabit the stories are so elegantly written that the stories become more about the doctors’ obsessions with understanding the workings of the body than their literal blood and guts.

To read the entire entry, see Mind over matter?

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