This oral history of the story of COVID-19 in the USA from the start of the year until early June is a helpful reminder as to how much of this year like no other panned out.
Official denial never goes out of style. In our own time, an Iraqi spokesman famously declared: "There are no American infidels in Baghdad.
“Illness is nothing if not a narrative: the present isn’t what the past was supposed to lead up to, and the future holds God only knows what.
“The book’s underlying thesis is simple: The skin is a living, permeable ‘dynamic interface,’ ‘a complex, diverse ecosystem.’”
Dr. Vinayak K.
“Places I’ve Taken My Body is an unblinking personal journey that takes us to places we all need to know and understand better.”
Anyone familiar with Dr.
“Healing Politics is a book for today, a roadmap for moving the United States out of its male, white-privileged status to one where there is, in fact and not just theory, equal opp
“Into the Abyss paints a fascinating picture of the ties between mind and body and the complicated ways they interact.”
“The Vagina Bible is a reference that helps women and girls understand that the female body is complicated and fascinating and nothing to be ashamed of.
“Bryson has produced a compelling, overly engaging work that is written for Everyman.
“Fentanyl, Inc. is an important book that arrives at a key juncture in the opioid crisis.”
“Dr. Gelber adds to his account of sports his articulacy in medicine. That is what makes this work notable.”
“What a weak barrier is truth when it stands in the way of a hypothesis!”—Mary Wollstonecraft
“The Soul of Care is important. Its significance goes beyond medicine.”
Oliver Sacks was a “deeply eccentric” neurologist doing a “different sort of medicine on behalf of chronic often warehoused and largely abandoned patients.” Medical colleagues mostly ignored him.
“Robin Marty and Jessica Mason Pieklo make clear that the likely end of Roe v Wade is at hand and involved more than the end of Roe.”
“beautifully identifies kindness as an endlessly renewable resource—the light we all can shine on the lives of others and in so doing bathe in its grace ourselves.”
“the book is eminently worth reading for its compassion, research, and practical insight.”
“We need a change in our healthcare system now.
“you cannot be wise about the world around you if you cannot first know yourself.’
“In Pain is a fascinating and engrossing read for anybody who aspires to be an educated consumer of healthcare.
“this book is highly recommended for a wide variety of readers, but especially to those who may have undergone trauma or the family members with whom they share their lives.”
“Werb deftly captures the grim void of life among the disposable human detritus of a state governance apparatus more interested in its own power and enrichment than the lives and livelihood
“Emotions are not positive or negative but must be used appropriately in situations—through neither under- nor overuse—to be effective.”