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Skin and Bones

Skin and Bones (Paperback)

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This is the last of a series of books describing the history, science, medicine, artistic representation and cuisine of various body parts.

The first was Man and the Liver - the role of the liver, from early times to the present (Matador, December 2011), followed by NEPHROSAPIENS, dealing with the kidney (Matador, December 2011) and SPLANCREAS - spleen, pancreas, heart, lungs, brain and testicles (Matador, January 2013) and A Muscle Odyssey - history, evolution, embryology, anatomy, physiology, pathology of muscle and its roles in art and music (Matador, March 2013). Robert D.â Cohen has divided Skin and Bone into separate sections for skin and bone, though they often overlap.

Chapter 1 covers the evolution, anatomy and physiology of the skin. Chapter 2 details skin diseases, Chapter 3 is on the evolution, anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of bone and Chapter 4 informs the reader about bone diseases. The book also contains a glossary and an index. Like Robert's previous books, Skin and Bone will appeal to readers interested in human biology.

Science & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesHuman biology Publisher: Troubador Publishing Publication Date: 01/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9781780884936  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Robert D. Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Medicine in the University of London, UK. He was educated at Plymouth and Clifton Colleges, and spent most of his career at The London Hospital (now The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel) and its Medical College. His main interests were internal medicine and metabolic disorders, especially those of the liver and kidneys; he is the author of many papers and chapters in books and the writer or editor of several multi-author volumes on these topics. Since his days as a Cambridge undergraduate he has always had a special interest in biochemical aspects of medicine. He and his wife have two children and five grandchildren. They retired in 1999, and now live in a small village a few miles north of Chichester.

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