Scattered Limbs

by Iain Bamforth
Scattered Limbs
  • ISBN-13: 9781903385951
  • Author(s): Iain Bamforth
  • Subject: Popular medicine & health
  • Publisher: Galileo Publishing
  • Imprint: Galileo Publishing
  • Publication Date: 20-06-2019
  • Format: p/b

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Scattered Limbs is a collection of anecdotes, observations and opinions which restores a mythological dimension to the most obvious and yet enigmatic of subjects, the human body. Hunting intellectual minotaurs all the way back to their obscure lairs and labyrinths in pre-Homeric Greece and written over twenty years, its entries range from aphorisms to anecdotes, which in their strangeness and baroque memorability, sometimes resemble Borges' tales of imaginary beings - though the 'imaginary' beings here are often remarkable patients.
About the book

Scattered Limbs is a collection of anecdotes, observations and opinions which restores a mythological dimension to the most obvious and yet enigmatic of subjects, the human body. Hunting intellectual minotaurs all the way back to their obscure lairs and labyrinths in pre-Homeric Greece and written over twenty years, its entries range from aphorisms to anecdotes, which in their strangeness and baroque memorability, sometimes resemble Borges' tales of imaginary beings - though the 'imaginary' beings here are often remarkable patients.