Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Map of the Child: A Pediatrician's Tour of the Body” as Want to Read:
A Map of the Child: A Pediatrician's Tour of the Body
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

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

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  79 ratings  ·  9 reviews
“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)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Map of the Child, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Map of the Child

Complications by Atul GawandeAsk Me Why I Hurt by Randy ChristensenDanger to Self by Paul R. LindeThe Lonely Patient by Michael SteinThe Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
Books by Physicians about Medical Practice
74th out of 105 books — 22 voters
Twilight by Stephenie MeyerWith Good Behavior by Jennifer LaneThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran FoerSchindler's List by Thomas Keneally
Hand and Glove
388th out of 502 books — 92 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 151)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
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
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
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
Shelves: healthcare
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.
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.
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!
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 way to go through the body.
Very awesome!
Jenn marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2014
Marie marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2014
Isaak Jones
Isaak Jones marked it as to-read
Sep 26, 2014
Matt Workman
Matt Workman marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2014
Courtney marked it as to-read
Jun 19, 2014
Taylor added it
Jun 05, 2014
Julie marked it as to-read
Jun 01, 2014
Julien Waynes
Julien Waynes marked it as to-read
May 31, 2014
Moira Mcglynn
Moira Mcglynn marked it as to-read
May 29, 2014
Alison added it
May 27, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Insider's Guide to Medical Schools 1999

Share This Book