Next Book Club Discussion is Sunday, April 12th at 6pm

 

The Knife Man Next Book The Knife Man by Wendy Moore

We will meet on Sunday, April 12th, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

Join our discussion about a pioneer in modern day surgery. Everyone is welcome to read the book and join us for a great discussion. Contact the church for location.

Book Summary

In an era when bloodletting was considered a cure for everything from colds to smallpox, surgeon John Hunter was a medical innovator, an eccentric, and the person to whom anyone who has ever had surgery probably owes his or her life. In this sensational and macabre story, we meet the surgeon who counted not only luminaries Benjamin Franklin, Lord Byron, Adam Smith, and Thomas Gainsborough among his patients but also “resurrection men” among his close acquaintances. A captivating portrait of his ruthless devotion to uncovering the secrets of the human body, and the extraordinary lengths to which he went to do so—including body snatching, performing pioneering medical experiments

The next book we are discussing is:

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

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