New Delhi : Charting the dynamism of human body and mind, writer-doctor Gavin Francis traces the linkage between mankind and its inevitable transformation in his book "The Shapeshifters: On Medicine and Human Change". The book draws on Francis' real-life experiences to explain bodily transformations like prosthetics, castration, tattooing, hallucinations, werewolves, and bodybuilding among others.
New book draws parallels between human body and change
While largely avoiding medical jargon, the book borrows from art, history, myth and magic to show how the very essence of being human is change. Having authored "Adventures in Human Being" previously, Francis has shared his clinical experience in the book acquired over the course of his medical practice.