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Planet Earth

Soul Made Flesh--A Late, Late Rave!

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerMay 7, 2010 10:06 PM


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While perusing the latest issue of the Journal of the History of Neurosciences, I was surprised to discover a review of my book Soul Made Flesh. It's been six years since it came out. I guess the stack by their nightstand is pretty tall! But I certainly don't mind the wait when it's a review like this:

This book is a joy to read. Zimmer has crafted a pleasant style, leveraging his talents that were cultivated during his time as a newspaper journalist. The texture of the pages and the typesetting suggest an old-fashioned printing and binding for the book; it's pleasant to handle and easy reading. Several chapters are adorned with period illustrations by Christopher Wren. For anyone interested in the birth of contemporary medicine, social philosophy, and religion, this is a wonderland of enticing history. In fact, most people interested in this period of history will find the book is an entertaining read; one that is difficult to put down.

Fortunately, the book is also still in print six years later, so you can get yourself a copy if you're interested

. Since the book looks at the birth of neurology 350 years ago, it's not out of date!

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