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Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World
Spinney, Laura

With a death toll between fifty and one hundred million people across the globe, the Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disast... (more)

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Look of a Woman: Facial Feminization Surgery and the Therapeutics of Trans- Medicine
Plemons, Eric
Developed in the United States in the 1980s, facial feminization surgery (FFS) is a set of bone and soft tissue reconstructive surgical procedure... (more)

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Autobiography of a Disease
Anderson, Patrick
Autobiography of a Disease documents, in experimental form, the experience of extended life-threatening illness in contemporary US hospitals and clini... (more)

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Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care--And Why We're Usually Wrong
Pearl, Robert
The biggest problem in American health care is us

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Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine
Rosen, William
The epic history of how antibiotics were born, saving millions of lives and creating a vast new industry known as Big Pharma.

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No One Cares about Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
Powers, Ron
New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in Am... (more)

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Finest Traditions of My Calling: One Physician's Search for the Renewal of Medicine
Nussbaum, Abraham M.
A deeply concerned physician reflects on today’s doctor-patient relationships and offers a compelling vision of a better way to practice medic... (more)

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Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays from a Nervous System
Huber, Sonya
Rate your pain on a scale of one to ten. What about on a scale of spicy to citrus? Is it more like a lava lamp or a mosaic? Pain, though a univer... (more)

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Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure
Clare, Eli
In Brilliant Imperfection Eli Clare uses memoir, history, and critical analysis to explore cure—the deeply held belief that body-minds con... (more)

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Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery
Lamb, Jonathan

Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the standard of what was normal. Eyes daz... (more)

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Are Racists Crazy?: How Prejudice, Racism, and Antisemitism Became Markers of Insanity
Gilman, Sander L. & James M. Thomas
In 2012, an interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Oxford reported that - based on their clinical experiment - the beta-blocker dru... (more)

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Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control
Hartmann, Betsy
With a new prologue by the author, this feminist classic is an important gateway into the controversial topic of population for students, activis... (more)

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This Way Madness Lies
Jay, Mike

A compelling and evocatively illustrated exploration of the evolution of the asylum, and its role in society over the course of four centur... (more)

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Social Life of DNA
Nelson, Alondra

2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award (Finalist)

The unexpected story of how genetic testing is affecting race in America

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Through the Valley of Shadows: Living Wills, Intensive Care, and Making Medicine Human
Brown, Samuel Morris
Hospital intensive care units have changed when and how we die--and not always for the better.

The ICU is a new world, one in which once-fatal... (more)

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