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The Mind is Not the Heart : Recollections of a Woman Physician, Paperback / softback Book

The Mind is Not the Heart : Recollections of a Woman Physician Paperback / softback


Available for the first time in paperback, Eva Salber's The Mind Is Not the Heart (originally published in 1989), is the personal and political story of a white, Jewish, South African woman who practiced medicine for over fifty years among the impoverished-both rural and urban, black and white, in South Africa and later in the United States.

Her lifelong dedication to providing health care to poor people was informed by a passionate vision of the link between social problems and medicine, accompanied by an embracing involvement with the communities in which she served.

In this warm clear-eyed account, Dr. Salber presents not only her own personal journey, that of a professional woman, teacher, wife, and mother, but also the story of the people on the margins of society among whom she worked.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 34 b&w photographs
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9780822313656



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