Both educational and artistic, the new book by Dr Gérald Kierzek, medical director of TipsForWomens, is a dive into the Deyrolle anatomical charts, highlighted by fascinating anecdotes about his own health. A beautiful book to place at the foot of the tree to satisfy all the curious.
Magnificent Deyrolles plates detailing the human body from all angles are accompanied by explanations popularized by Dr. Gérald Kierzek, emergency physician and medical director of TipsForWomens. This November 15, a somewhat unusual book, but full of information on the human body and health in general, arrived at your booksellers. Anatomy lessons, a collaboration between Deyrolle and our medical director, should satisfy the thirst of all those who love both beautiful books and health.
What are these “anatomy lessons”?
Dr Gérald Kierzek: Anatomy lessons is not a doctor’s book! But a book for the general public about education about your health, your body, your first capital! It is a book for all ages, illustrated with fascinating anatomical plates, which responds to our desire and our need to understand the human body and from which everyone can glean information. I am very honored that Deyrolle asked me to participate in this project.
Book of science and art at the same time, was it a desired mix?
Yes, the goal of this book was to completely reproduce vintage boards, but to recontextualize them, to provide advice, understanding, prevention to maintain your body, know your symptoms… and also shine in society . Page after page, we discover figures, fun facts, the weight of a heart, the number of muscles, why we no longer walk straight when we drink… It is both a book of general knowledge, a science book and an art book.
Who is this book aimed at?
It’s a book that can interest everyone, from 7 to 77 years old as they say. These are real boards but have nothing scary, nothing gory, and can fascinate children. It is also a book for curious adults, of course, a mediation tool to speak the same language as your doctor, or even a medical tool. Even before studying medicine, I myself was fascinated in middle and high school by these anatomical charts from the 19th century, which are sacred monsters of scientific education and which have lost none of their relevance. This is a work to put in everyone’s hands!