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A Map of the Child: A Pediatrician's Tour of the Body

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“A delightful, quirky, awe-inspiring journey . . . Sanghavi is a vivid and effortless teller of human tales and quite evidently a special doctor, too.” —Atul Gawande, author of Complications

In this compelling book, Dr. Darshak Sanghavi takes the reader on a dramatic tour of a child’s eight vital organs, beginning with the lungs and proceeding through the heart, blood, bon...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Holt Paperbacks (first published January 8th 2003)
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Liralen
Really well done look at the body and some of the ways it works (or doesn't), as seen in children. The cases themselves are interesting -- some involving common ailments; others involving much stranger problems -- but what's especially useful is that he uses example after example to couch things in terms that a layperson will understand. He also pulls extensively from outsider sources to provide a broader picture or just more interesting knowledge, and he's able to tackle difficult topics with p...more
Maggie
This book was SO interesting and really got me interested in pediatric cardiology. I read it as part of my Cell Biology class and eventually went to a discussion group about it which was great. Dr. Sanghavi wove personal stories from his years of experience and practice with scientific and medical facts, creating an interesting and informative read. I would highly, highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the medical field, especially with an interest in peds/cardiology, but also sugge...more
Cassandra
May 13, 2009 Cassandra rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Healthcare professionals and adults who are interested in medicine
Recommended to Cassandra by: LEND
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I really liked this book. The author, who is a pediatrician, shares interesting stories from his practice as he discusses treating various parts of the body. He addresses different cultures and relationships, as well. Dr. Sanghavi concludes with a brief discussion of the challenge to treat the whole person, rather than focusing on treating segments of the body. We care for people, not parts.
Sindhumukku
This book is a must for all parents, even if you don't have a medical background. I quickly gained appreciation for the immense strength children have in the toughest of circumstances, as well awe and thanks to the physicians and nurses who take care of them.
Laurie
Sep 06, 2007 Laurie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone working in health care or who has a child
I love this book. It walks through the systems of the body, but in a human way with great stories. I used to work with the author at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center in Worcester, MA. What a wonderful physician!
Megan
Loved this, but I think I am biased because I just think the human body is an amazing miracle and I love learning about it! A very good author, the book was literally a page-turner for me.
Sasha Rose Clifton Oxnard
Beautifully written exploration of the human body and illnesses of childhood portrayed vividly through the lives and stories of real patients.
Janet Evans
Really enjoyed the stories in this book...fun way to go through the body.
AndreaD'A
Very awesome!
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