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A Map of the Child

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In this compelling book, Dr. Darshak Sanghavi takes the reader on a dramatic tour of a child's eight vital organs, beginning with the lungs and proceeding through the heart, blood, bones, brain, skin, gonads, and gut. Along the way, we meet children and families in extraordinary circumstances--a premature baby named Adam Flax who was born with undeveloped lungs, a teenage boy with a positive pregnancy test, and a young girl who keeps losing weight despite her voracious appetite. In a deeply personal narrative, Sanghavi provides a richly detailed--and humanized--portrait of how the pediatric body functions in both sickness and health.

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ISBN: 9780805075113
Publisher: Owl Books (NY)
Language: English
Page Count: 305
Size: 8.13" l x 5.02" w x 0.76"
Series: N/A