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An authoritative, illuminating, and deeply humane history of addiction—a phenomenon that remains baffling and deeply misunderstood despite having touched countless lives—by an addiction psychiatrist striving to understand his own family a...
ISBN: 9780593413609Unabridged Download
A noted neurologist challenges the widespread misunderstanding of brain disease and mental illness.How the Brain Lost Its Mind tells the rich and compelling story of two confounding ailments, syphilis and hysteria, and the extraordinary efforts to co...
ISBN: 9781984888921Unabridged Download
**The instant New York Times bestseller.***An international bestseller.*Finalist for the Lane Anderson AwardFinalist for the RBC Taylor Award“Hugely impressive, a major work.”—NPRA pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative non...
ISBN: 9781984888242Unabridged Download
International Bestseller"An amazing, informative book that changes our perspective on medicine, microbes and our future."--Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of All MaladiesA New York Times bestselling author s...
ISBN: 9781984888945Unabridged Download
The cultural and medical history of dementia and Alzheimer's disease by a leading psychiatrist and bioethicist who urges us to turn our focus from cure to care.Despite being a physician and a bioethicist, Tia Powell wasn't prepared to address the cha...
ISBN: 9781984846068Unabridged Download
"Delightfully horrifying."--Popular ScienceOne of Mental Floss's Best Books of 2018One of Science Friday's Best Science Books of 2018This wryly humorous collection of stories about bizarre medical treatments and cases offers a unique portrait of a by...
ISBN: 9780525642176Unabridged Download
It wasn’t supposed to be this hard. If America could send a man to the moon, shouldn’t the best surgeons in the world be able to build an artificial heart? In Ticker, Texas Monthly executive editor and two time National Mag...
ISBN: 9780525635352Unabridged Download
"A mosaic mystery told in vignettes, cliffhangers, curious asides, and some surreal plot twists as Raffel investigates the secrets of the man who changed infant care in America.... It's a fascinating historical footnote, compassionately told." --NPRA...
ISBN: 9781524749491Unabridged Download
The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma.As late as the 1930s, virtually no drug intended for sickness did any good; doctors could set bones, deliver babies, and offe...
ISBN: 9781524755829Unabridged Download
"A real jewel of science history...brims with suspense and now-forgotten catastrophe and intrigue...Wadman’s smooth prose calmly spins a surpassingly complicated story into a real tour de force."—The New York Times“Riveting . . . [T...
ISBN: 9781524751982Unabridged Download
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in th...
ISBN: 9780735285194Unabridged Download
“Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King”* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M. For readers of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks comes a st...
ISBN: 9780147523037Unabridged Download