Books by F. González-Crussi

Formerly Head of Laboratories at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hostpital and Professor of Pathology at Northwestern Medical School, Frank Gonzalez–Crussi is the author of seven popular books: NOTES OF AN ANATOMIST, THREE FORMS OF SUDDEN DEATH, ON THE NATU


Released: June 2, 2009

"Stimulating, artful medical history."
Eloquent pathologist González-Crussi (On Seeing, 2006, etc.) delivers another literature-infused treatise, this time expounding on the human body's vital organs. Read full book review >
ON SEEING by F. González-Crussi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 16, 2006

"Intriguing and thoughtful work from a doctor and thinker as comfortable quoting Longfellow as discussing Charcot's cases at Salpêtrière."
Pathologist-turned-author González-Crussi (On Being Born, 2004, etc.) produces another astute series of essays on human mortality and the function of art, this time concerning the sense of sight. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2004

"Entertaining and enlightening."
A collection of elegant and engrossing essays on the theme of birth. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 1998

In what he describes as "discontinuous, impressionistic renderings of some scenes from a man's life," the author brings himself into focus through writing about others. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The opening of a Gonzalez-Crussi essay gives few hints as to where it may wander, but the journey is always rewarding."
More graceful, erudite, and mind-expanding essays from Gonzalez-Crussi (Pathology/ Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Univ.; The Day of the Dead, 1993, etc.), this time accompanied by haunting, beautiful color photographs of skeletons, skulls, medical specimens, and anatomical models. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"While Gonzalez-Crussi brings some levity to his subject here, the overall tone is serious—appropriately so—and should stir readers into their own memento mori."
The genesis for this latest collection of elegant essays from Gonzalez-Crussi (Pathology/Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University; On the Nature of Things Erotic, 1988, etc.) was a BBC TV-series that started out to be a sort of day-in- the-life-of... but soon came to focus on death and dying. Read full book review >