One of the reasons I was drawn to medicine is that I've always been fascinated by the workings of the human body on all its levels. Truly, nothing in nature stands as its equal—flaws and all (and there are a few). So I thought today I'd share just a few of the fascinating facts about the way the human body works that many people don't know. From the bottom up:
Obviously, this list barely scratches the surface of this most enigmatic of life forms, ourselves. When I think about how intricate the human body's systems are and how harmoniously they work together (in health), I find it amazing that we evolved from single-celled organisms. Yet evolve we clearly did. And as often as I see things go wrong, I often find myself marveling, when I think about the incredible complexity of the human body, how often things go right.
Check out Dr. Lickerman's book, The Undefeated Mind, which will be published in late 2012.