Cynthia Doran

Dr. Cynthia Doran is a clinical pharmacist who is board certified as a pharmacotherapy specialist. She has a diverse professional background including hospital pharmacy, and was an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases in the school of pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Doran received her Pharm. D. in 1990 from the University of Michigan and went on to a clinical residency at the University of Arizona and a two-year research fellowship at Roger Williams Hospital in the Anti-Infective Research Unit. After leaving the University of Wisconsin to raise a family with her husband, she has worked in various pharmacy positions.

Her passion, besides her family, is to read and write about the portrayal of infectious diseases in the literature and the arts.

Book Reviews by Cynthia Doran

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“. . . ’tis a tale that will make you aware of how madness descends—and inexorably pull you into its clutches.”

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“. . . clear your calendar to allow yourself the luxury of reading this book in one or two sittings. You will be shaken . . .”
Who can you really trust?

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“The ripple effect of those policies over time on our nation made us what we are today: a nation divided over public health and politics. . . .”

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“. . . a fantastic issue . . .”

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“Overall disorganization makes Why Millions Died: Before the War on Infectious Diseases read more like a collection of thoughts and excerpts left over from many years of an interes

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“With The Art of Medicine: Over 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination on your lap, a faraway gallery is made available—a gallery in which the past and the current worlds appear, bo

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“. . . 182 pages of bacterial wonderment. . . . Dr. Wassenaar explains how the intestinal bacterial microflora of a fruit fly (affected by diet) drives mating preference.

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“The Origins of AIDS is a fascinating and important read that tells how it came to be that over 60 million global citizens are either now infected or have died of HIV.”

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“Much of what has been said or written about Legend by Marie Lu could be called hype, but this debut novel is substantive and will stand on its own; . . .

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“Anyone with a curious mind who wants to boost his or her scientific literacy will enjoy Viruses: A Very Short Introduction. In bite-sized fashion, baseline knowledge gets built an

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“Jo Treggiari, in her debut novel for ages 12 and up, provides an apocalyptic tale combining extreme climate change and mutated smallpox of unknown origin.

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Although laughter may be the best medicine, what saves medicine? When a patient is counting on their healthcare system to help them, what has and will continue to help medicine do its job well?

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The title and cover suggest that this book is a nonfiction tale of foul play, science, and medicine.