The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray's Anatomy

by bill hayes | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1934137219 Global Overview for this book
Registered by brewsdr of Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on 11/18/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by brewsdr from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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Journal Entry 2 by quietorchid from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Given to me by a friend for Bookcrossing.

I enjoyed this. Hayes becomes interested in finding the man behind Gray's anatomy, and doesn't succeed. That's okay, it takes him to dissection classes, London streets, and archives in quite a few places. What he does find is an enjoyment of the search, a lot of cool anatomical facts, and the little known doctor/artist who collaborated on Gray's Anatomy: H.V. Carter.

Fly far little book!

Journal Entry 3 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Saturday, February 14, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (2/14/2015 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Journal Entry 4 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Picked up from the book box. I have been wanting to read this one. Thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, September 26, 2019
In all honesty, I find anatomy scary rather than fascinating. The idea of dissection is enough to turn me away from considering medicine as a career choice. However, being from a culture that eats everything, I find that I have a much better idea of how the inner parts of our body look (and taste) like, lol.

The book also reminds me of those exhibitions that were all the rage a few years ago, displays of dissected bodies. Of course, I never did go.

This book is a fascinating detective work into the lives of Gray and Carter, the author and illustrator of Gray's Anatomy. I admire Hayes's hard work - just trying to read Carter's diary is daunting task already. The book does end on a sad note, as we find out why so few of Gray's belongings and writings were left behind, and as Hayes's personal life took an unexpected turn.

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