Is it possible to have found a fiction writer who shares such wonder at early medicine’s marvels? Does Kirsten Menger-Andersen earn an honorary place among medical historians for translating our odd truths about medical beliefs and practices into breath-taking and respectful prose? Answer: YES.
Doctor Olaf von Schuler’s Brain is simply gorgeous. Menger-Andersen moves us from early-modern Europe to modern day New York with subtly and historical appreciation of the fine details that bring these moments together–and that make each uniquely different.
For more, here’s a review from the New York Times. Stay tuned on Thursday for a post from author herself.
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