The Resource Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher : a monkey's head, the Pope's neuroscientist, and the quest to transplant the soul, Brandy Schillace

Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher : a monkey's head, the Pope's neuroscientist, and the quest to transplant the soul, Brandy Schillace

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Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher : a monkey's head, the Pope's neuroscientist, and the quest to transplant the soul
Title
Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher
Title remainder
a monkey's head, the Pope's neuroscientist, and the quest to transplant the soul
Statement of responsibility
Brandy Schillace
Title variation
Mister Humble and Doctor Butcher
Title variation remainder
a monkeys head, the Popes neuroscientist, and the quest to transplant the soul
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Language
eng
Summary
In the early days of the Cold War, a spirit of desperate scientific rivalry birthed a different kind of space race: not the race to outer space that we all know, but a race to master the inner space of the human body. While surgeons on either side of the Iron Curtain competed to become the first to transplant organs like the kidney and heart, a young American neurosurgeon had an even more ambitious thought: Why not transplant the brain? Dr. Robert White was a friend to two popes and a founder of the Vatican's Commission on Bioethics. He developed lifesaving neurosurgical techniques still used in hospitals today and was nominated for the Nobel Prize. But like Dr. Jekyll before him, Dr. White had another identity. In his lab, he was waging a battle against the limits of science, and against mortality itself-working to perfect a surgery that would allow the soul to live on after the human body had died. Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher follows his decades-long quest into tangled matters of science, global politics, and faith, revealing the complex (and often murky) ethics of experimentation and remarkable innovations that today save patients from certain death
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individual biography
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10948703
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Schillace, Brandy
Dewey number
617.4/8092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • White, Robert Joseph
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
  • Medical ethics
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
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a monkey's head, the Pope's neuroscientist, and the quest to transplant the soul
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Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher : a monkey's head, the Pope's neuroscientist, and the quest to transplant the soul, Brandy Schillace
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-281) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Meet the resurrection men -- For want of a kidney -- Two-headed dogs and the space race -- What do dead brains think? -- Brains behind the iron curtain (or, science, vodka, and pretty girls) -- Frankenstein's monkey -- The modern Prometheus -- The human animal -- The perfect patient -- What if we don't need the spinal cord? -- Conclusion: Dr. Frankenstein's reprise
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982113773
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher : a monkey's head, the Pope's neuroscientist, and the quest to transplant the soul, Brandy Schillace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Meet the resurrection men -- For want of a kidney -- Two-headed dogs and the space race -- What do dead brains think? -- Brains behind the iron curtain (or, science, vodka, and pretty girls) -- Frankenstein's monkey -- The modern Prometheus -- The human animal -- The perfect patient -- What if we don't need the spinal cord? -- Conclusion: Dr. Frankenstein's reprise
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982113773
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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