Congenital Alterable Transmissible Asymmetry

The Spiritual Meaning of Disease and Science

by Morris Hyman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/3/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781480813731
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781480813755
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781480813748

About the Book

“Since the soul is immortal and consequently indifferent to the concept of death, the evidence that the mind, with its unceasing fears, is always transcended in such moments of creating moral beauty is revealed in the frequency with which individuals have been known to have ended their mortal existences in spontaneous and hopeless attempts to save the life of a complete stranger. It is interesting to note that there is in the language no word, such as “inspiration” or “intuition,” with which we may describe such noble activities of the soul.”

—Chapter 2, The Intuition, pg. 12

About the Author

Morris Hyman, born Moses Hyman on June 2, 1908, was fated to become a doctor after his oldest brother, 16 years old with a scholarship to Columbia University to study medicine, died overnight in the 1918 influenza pandemic.

In 1942, at the age of 33, married only three years to Shirley, Morris was sent overseas as a doctor in World War II (photo depicts him before sailing to his first destination, Casablanca). For three and a half years Morris remained in the theatre of war, first in Casablanca, then in France, England and finally Germany when the war ended and he and two other American doctors were in charge of a German hospital. Returning home to New York City, he practiced medicine for three decades on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, at the Belnord, making house calls and never raising his fees for the entirety of his practice. He and his family spent summers in his much beloved Vermont, where he painted, wrote poetry, took long walks with his wife and daughters, and had numerous animals. He became a vegetarian in the 1950s. He is survived by his wife Shirley, who recently turned 101 (see “Shirley and Moe,” a You Tube video created by Brandon Stanton, author of “Humans of New York”), and two daughters, Sally Laura and Judith Isabelle. This manuscript was written in 1970.