The Exact Location of the Soul
- Woodcock, John
- Date of entry: Sep-13-2001
Seeking redemption in the bloody business of surgery, Selzer's narrator tells several medical stories that humbled his surgeon's pride and refers approvingly to an atheist priest in a story by Unamuno who carried on for the sake of his congregation because "their need is greater than his sacrifice." Selzer finally tells us that it is in writing, if anywhere, that the elusive soul can be represented.
Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery
Simon & Schuster