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Doctors in Literature

Dr. Nikola by Guy Boothby

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.

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The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein

The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
by David Epstein

We all knew a star athlete in high school. The one who made it look so easy. He was the starting quarterback and shortstop; she was the all-state point guard and high-jumper. Naturals. Or were they? The debate is as old as physical competition. Epstein explores controversial questions such as: Are black athletes genetically predetermined to dominate both sprinting and distance running, and are their abilities influenced by Africa’s geography? Are there genetic reasons to separate male and female athletes in competition? Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

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Collectible Medical Books

De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem by Andreas Vesalius

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.

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Editor's Pick

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

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.

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The China Study by T. Colin Campbell & Thomas M. Campbell

The China Diet
by T. Colin Campbell & Thomas M. Campbell

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.

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Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-based Cure by Caldwell B. Esselstyn

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-based Cure
Caldwell B. Esselstyn

Based on the groundbreaking results of a twenty-year nutritional study by Dr. Esselstyn, a preeminent researcher and clinician, this book illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent and stop the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects.

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