Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Brain on Animal Husbandry

A post from

May 16, 02

I happened to run across this in my readings:

"Delicate durability describes the human body, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the urinary tract. If the liver is all bulk and thunder, the heart fist and thrust and piston, and the brain a foamy paste of insubstantial electricity, the parts of the urinary tract - namely the kidneys, ureters, and bladder - are a tracery of tubules and ducts of such a finess as would lay mad a master plumber..."
Attributed to: Richard Selzer. Moral lessons: Notes on the art of surgery (Brace; 1996, p. 78).

One way or the other, my brain definitely feels like "... a foamy paste of insubstantial electricity..."

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