Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher : a monkey's head, the Pope's neuroscientist, and the quest to transplant the soul
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.
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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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9781982113773, 1982113774
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x, 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Adult (4th Floor) - Biography
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Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781982113773, 1982113774
UPC
40030457329

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-281) and index.
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"The mesmerizing biography of a brilliant and eccentric surgeon and his quest to transplant the human soul. 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. It's an enthralling tale that offers a window into our greatest fears and our greatest hopes-and the long, strange journey from science fiction to science fact"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Schillace, B. (2021). Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher: a monkey's head, the Pope's neuroscientist, and the quest to transplant the soul (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Schillace, Brandy. 2021. Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher: A Monkey's Head, the Pope's Neuroscientist, and the Quest to Transplant the Soul. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Schillace, Brandy. Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher: A Monkey's Head, the Pope's Neuroscientist, and the Quest to Transplant the Soul Simon & Schuster, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Schillace, Brandy. Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher: A Monkey's Head, the Pope's Neuroscientist, and the Quest to Transplant the Soul First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2021.

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