"Epilepsy, in particular, is all too often odder than the folklore that surrounds it."
“Although When Death Becomes Life is about courage and innovation and dedication, it is foremost a book about hope.”
“Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History is a highly engaging read.
Why We Dream takes the reader on a tour of Western dream history and modern Western interpretation.
There’s an old riddle that asks: What travels 12,000 miles but never goes anywhere? The answer: blood.
In today’s political climate, U.S.
In November 1849, Cambridge, Massachusetts, was very much a sleepy town run by Harvard University.
The topic of death and dying has gripped the publishing world for the past several years.
“In today’s trauma-focused society, PTSD: A Short History is a volume as brave as it is wise.”
An authoritative tour of the brain. Groundbreaking research into how the brain processes information.
“Although science is under siege,” Offit writes toward the end of the book, “science advocates are fighting back.”
“I believe that the principal reason we are on this planet is to have our noses constantly rubbed in our obligation to care about people who are strangers to us.
“Studies from the Holocaust have revealed how social death preceded physical death, tracing the creep of generalizations, exclusions and dehumanization of Jews that made mass murder possible.
Also Human is a book about medical doctors.
Why do some people see a dress as white and gold, while others insist the same dress is blue and black? You remember The Dress, right?
“If ever a book were to be called magisterial, this one is.
Maya Dusenbery has added immensely to the literature on women’s health in her important book Doing Harm by addressing the two biggest impediments to women getting good care: “The knowledge
It’s often said there’s something “ineffable” about the nature of one’s mind on LSD, magic mushrooms, or other psychedelic plants or drugs.
Over the past five decades, leftist muckraker Barbara Ehrenreich has carved out a niche for herself as one of the nation’s most acidic and trenchant social critics. Fortunately, she is also among
There are few people who could competently write The Biological Mind, but Alan Jasanoff is one of those individuals.
One of the great myths in the religion of American literature celebrates the twisted wisdom of the alcoholic writer—the brazen artist who finds narrative meaning by washing his brain with a boozy e
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that in 2016, more than 64,000 Americans died from accidental opioid overdose.
If you work with children, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris MD may be the most important book you read this year.
As much memoir as about clinical medicine, Slow Medicine offers readers the sequel to her nonfiction masterpiece, God's Hotel (2012).
Breathing regulates our everyday experience. What if we could change our lives by changing our breathing?