Anatomist: A True Story Of Gray's Anatomy
"A wonderful writer,Bill Hayestells the multi-layered story of the two extraordinary young men who produced the most famous medical text of all time - a turning point in medical history, and a continuing influence and inspiration for artists, doctors and anatomists a century and a half later. Part memoir, part biography, part guided tour into the marvels of the human body,The Anatomistdeserves a place on every bookshelf. And if you do not already have a copy ofGray's Anatomy, Bill Hayes's remarkable account will surely inspire you to get one.” -Oliver Sacks, author and neurologist"All laud and honor to Hayes. In perusing the body's 650 muscles and 206 bones, he has made the case that we are . . . 'fearfully and wonderfully made.'”#151;The Washington Post"Prose both lucid and arrestingly beautiful.”#151;Publishers WeeklyThe classic medical text known asGray's Anatomyis one of the most famous books ever created. In this masterly work of creative nonfiction, Bill Hayes uncovers the extraordinary lives of the seminal volume's author and illustrator while providing a "scalpel's-eye” view into the ingenuity of the human body.Bill Hayesis the best-selling author ofSleep DemonsandFive Quarts.