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The evil genius, the unhinged quack, the good-looking young medic, the philandering physician, the honest sidekick - doctors have been key characters in literature for centuries. This selection of doctor-related books includes famous names like Zhivago, Jekyll, Watson, Dolittle and Moreau, but there are many more.
From the Victorian pseudoscience of skull measurement, known as phrenology, to a pioneering insight into mental illness from 1860, this selection of rare and collectible medical books ranges from the mid-16th to early 20th century and offers a fascinating window into medical practices and theories from days gone by.
From a single, abbreviated life grew a seemingly immortal line of cells that made some of the most crucial innovations in modern science possible. And from that same life, and those cells, Rebecca Skloot has fashioned in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks a fascinating and moving story of medicine and family, of how life is sustained in laboratories and in memory.
The China Study is part diet, part medical study, part condemnation of the governmental and industry politics that determine what we think about what we eat.This exhaustive presentation of the findings from The China Study conclusively demonstrates the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes and cancer.