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by Richard Selzer
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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Richard Selzer
  • ISBN:
    0870135767
  • ISBN13:
    978-0870135767
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Michigan State University Press (October 31, 2001)
  • Pages:
    193 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.3
  • Votes:
    344
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Richard Selzer is the author of numerous books and articles. He is a former surgeon and professor of surgery.

Richard Selzer is the author of numerous books and articles. Selzer taught writing at Yale University and is the recipient of dozens of awards and honors, including a Pushcart Prize, National Magazine Award (for his essays), an American Medical Writer's Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship.

Allen Richard Selzer (June 24, 1928 – June 15, 2016) was an American surgeon and author. He was born in Troy, New York, and raised there. His father was Julius Louis Selzer, a general practitioner who practiced from the ground floor of the family home at Fifth Avenue in Troy. His mother, Gertrude Schneider Selzer, was an amateur singer who performed in local productions of musicals and opera. Richard Selzer graduated from Union College in 1948, with a .

In 1975 he won the National Magazine Award for his essays on medicine. Dr. Selzer’s books include Letters to a Young Doctor, Mortal Lessons, Down from Troy, Imagine a Woman and Other Tales, and Raising the Dead.

Selzer's first collection of short stories (originally published in 1974) weaves together the fantastic and grotesque with surgical precision. Selzer's first collection of stories (published in 1974) weaves together the fantastic and grotesque with surgical precision.

Allen Richard Selzer was born in Troy, New York on June 24, 1928. His short stories included A Question of Mercy, Imelda, and Whither Thou Goest. He graduated from Union College in 1948 and Albany Medical College in 1953. After an internship at Yale, he was drafted into the Army and served as a lieutenant in Korea from 1955 to 1957. His books included The Doctor Stories, Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery, Confessions of a Knife, Rituals of Surgery, and Letters to a Young Doctor. He died on June 15, 2016 at the age of 87.

Rituals of Surgery book. Selzer's first collection of short stories (originally published in 1974) weaves together the fantastic and grotesque with surgical precision. Selzer's first collection of short stories (originally published.

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Selzer's first collection of short stories (originally published in 1974) weaves together the fantastic and grotesque with surgical precision. The sense that death lurks around every corner is heightened by dark irony and wit. He brings to light the horrors of surgery while displaying overwhelming compassion for his characters, creating a provocative commentary on the human condition.


Ariseym
I ordered this book solely by the title, paying no attention to the identity of the author. I like to read doctor books. When I turned to it on my kindle, I saw that it had been written by Richard Selzer, whose work I
had first encountered over thirty years ago when I was part of a Medical Humanities program. What first came to mind was a story I remembered about the doctor cutting the toenails of a homeless man in the stall of a restroom, and, indeed, this tale is included in the present volume. The rest of the contents was new to me, however, and what a pleasure to read it! The Master instructs his readers not only in the human aspects of medicine and surgery, but also in the Classics and great literature (if we choose to look up his allusions, which I did). A fine collection of stories and observations.
Little Devil
As an aspiring surgeon, this book is absolute gold. Surgeons have the unfortunate (and well earned, in some cases) reputation for being cold and uncaring. Selzer begins to rectify this with a lifetime of stories and a lifetime of humanity. His stories are touching, moving, educational and an absolute delight to read. I look forward to reading these stories as my career progresses and, eventually, passing them on to students.
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
Some parts were very good but it seems like it would be more appreciated by those studying to become a doctor.
Xanzay
I like Selzer's writing here, but some of it seems uneven. Some of the letters are very moving, and the amazement in me at Selzer's poetic sense of life grows.
Jogrnd
Our son loved the book!
Dog_Uoll
So much to think about. Really appreciate doctors.
Erthai
I have read this book and loved it!
This copy is a gift to a friend's daughter who is graduating from medical school.
Wonderful imagery and description throughout the many short tales of the trials of being a good surgeon - as well as a ethical person. Masterfully done.