Medical Writing

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“Historian Robert Lane Fox adds fact and understanding to the general public’s knowledge and misunderstanding of medicine in classical Greece.

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“[I]n a world beset by scientific illiteracy and misinformation, Isaacson is the gene whisperer we so desperately need.”

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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.

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Official denial never goes out of style. In our own time, an Iraqi spokesman famously declared: "There are no American infidels in Baghdad.

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“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.

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“The book’s underlying thesis is simple: The skin is a living, permeable ‘dynamic interface,’ ‘a complex, diverse ecosystem.’”

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Places I’ve Taken My Body is an unblinking personal journey that takes us to places we all need to know and understand better.”

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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

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Into the Abyss paints a fascinating picture of the ties between mind and body and the complicated ways they interact.”

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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.

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“Bryson has produced a compelling, overly engaging work that is written for Everyman.

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Fentanyl, Inc. is an important book that arrives at a key juncture in the opioid crisis.”

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“Dr. Gelber adds to his account of sports his articulacy in medicine. That is what makes this work notable.”

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“What a weak barrier is truth when it stands in the way of a hypothesis!”
—Mary Wollstonecraft

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The Soul of Care is important. Its significance goes beyond medicine.”

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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.

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“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.” 

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“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.”

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“the book is eminently worth reading for its compassion, research, and practical insight.”

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“We need a change in our healthcare system now.

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“you cannot be wise about the world around you if you cannot first know yourself.’

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In Pain is a fascinating and engrossing read for anybody who aspires to be an educated consumer of healthcare.

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“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.”

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