The Human Body, Redefined

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A physician by trade, and a explorer by nature, Gavin Francis charts the anatomy of the human body through a series of vignettes published in his new book.
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If the key element of humanity is our bodily existence, it is also the element of our selves which we perhaps no least about. In our place, doctors have forged a path to understand and appreciate the complexity of our bodily machines.

A physician by trade and an explorer by nature, Gavin Francis charts the anatomy of the human body through the stories and lives of his patients in his new book, "Adventures in Human Being."

The book is a return to a more humanistic understanding of medicine, and Francis tells The Takeaway that he finds beauty in what others may see as just flesh and bone.