"This movie is the true story of Einar and Gerda Wegener from a few years after they were married in 1904 until Lili’s death in 1931...it offers particular insights on empathy and on the lengthy arc medical advances and social movements move along before they are accepted."
..."the value of this book for both medical professionals and patients is in Mr. Newman’s keenly observant eye which he turns both outwardly to the doctors he visits and inwardly to himself as a patient."
"This Petrarchan sonnet of 15 lines begins as a lyric contemplation of
the Norwegian sea-beast of Scandinavian mythology; but it evolves into
an association of the beast with other mythological representations of
invisible yet vast, destructive forces that would devour from below or
swallow sojourners on the seas of everyday life..
"Based on a real trial form 1781 Warwick, this engaging, anatomical mystery (and love story) recreates the atmosphere of eighteenth-century anatomical and chemical science with its reeking, insect-infested corpses and social opprobrium."
"The novel takes the form of a memoir written from prison. The fictional author is Dr. Norton Perina who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering what caused some people on a remote Micronesian island to live for up to 250 years or longer. "