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A page-turning account of the most notorious drug of the twentieth century and the never-before-told story of its American survivors In 1959, a Cincinnati pharmaceutical firm, the William S. Merrell Company, quietly began distributing samples of...
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A provocative examination of reproductive technologies that questions our understanding of fertility, motherhood, and the female bodySince the world’s first test-tube baby was born in 1978, in vitro fertilization has made the unimaginable possi...
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Named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker and The Boston GlobeAn authoritative, illuminating, and deeply humane history of addiction—a phenomenon that remains baffling and deeply misunderstood despite having touched countless lives—...
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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...
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**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...
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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...
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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...
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"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...
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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...
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“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.”—NPR, 2018's Great Reads What kind of doctor puts...
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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...
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"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...
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