DOCTOR OLAF VAN SCHULER'S BRAIN
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2008. First edition - The author's unique and highly praised first book, a series of interconnected stories which cover almost five centuries of "peculiar" New York doctors from the 17th century when Dr. Olaf van Schuler emigrated from Holland to New Amsterdam in 1664 to today. Each generation applies what was then the current medical wisdom to things like explaining a death by spontaneous combustion, resuscitating a boy's corpse and using phrenology to predict human behavior. Small format. 290 pp.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.