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His Brother's Keeper: One Family's Journey To The Edge Of Medicine

ISBN 10: 0060010088 / 0-06-001008-8
ISBN 13: 9780060010089
Publisher: Perennial
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
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Stephen Heywood was twenty-nine years old when he learned that he was dying of ALS -- Lou Gehrig's disease. Almost overnight his older brother, Jamie, turned himself into a genetic engineer in a quixotic race to cure the incurable. His Brother's Keeper is a powerful account of their story, as they travel together to the edge of medicine.

The book brings home for all of us the hopes and fears of the new biology. In this dramatic and suspenseful narrative, Jonathan Weiner gives us a remarkable portrait of science and medicine today. We learn about gene therapy, stem cells, brain vaccines, and other novel treatments for such nerve-death diseases as ALS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's -- diseases that afflict millions, and touch the lives of many more.

"The Heywoods' story taught me many things about the nature of healing in the new millennium," Weiner writes. "They also taught me about what has not changed since the time of the ancients and may never change as long as there are human beings -- about what Lucretius calls 'the ever-living wound of love.'"


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"HIS BROTHER'S KEEPER fulfills the potential of every great science story. It delves into the perfect mysteries of planet Earth while giving voice to how our species struggles with imperfection. It lifts high the data, then celebrates it with writing that lists toward poetry."

Karen Sandstrom, Cleveland Plain Dealer, 03/14/2004

 

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Book Description: Ecco Press, United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 203 x 135 mm. Brand New Book. Stephen Heywood was twenty-nine years old when he learned that he was dying of ALS -- Lou Gehrig s disease. Almost overnight his older brother, Jamie, turned himself into a genetic engineer in a quixotic race to cure the incurable. His Brother s Keeper is a powerful account of their story, as they travel together to the edge of medicine.The book brings home for all of us the hopes and fears of the new biology. In this dramatic and suspenseful narrative, Jonathan Weiner gives us a remarkable portrait of science and medicine today. We learn about gene therapy, stem cells, brain vaccines, and other novel treatments for such nerve-death diseases as ALS, Alzheimer s, and Parkinson s -- diseases that afflict millions, and touch the lives of many more. The Heywoods story taught me many things about the nature of healing in the new millennium, Weiner writes. They also taught me about what has not changed since the time of the ancients and may never change as long as there are human beings -- about what Lucretius calls the ever-living wound of love. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780060010089

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Book Description: Ecco Press, United States, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 203 x 135 mm. Brand New Book. Stephen Heywood was twenty-nine years old when he learned that he was dying of ALS -- Lou Gehrig s disease. Almost overnight his older brother, Jamie, turned himself into a genetic engineer in a quixotic race to cure the incurable. His Brother s Keeper is a powerful account of their story, as they travel together to the edge of medicine.The book brings home for all of us the hopes and fears of the new biology. In this dramatic and suspenseful narrative, Jonathan Weiner gives us a remarkable portrait of science and medicine today. We learn about gene therapy, stem cells, brain vaccines, and other novel treatments for such nerve-death diseases as ALS, Alzheimer s, and Parkinson s -- diseases that afflict millions, and touch the lives of many more. The Heywoods story taught me many things about the nature of healing in the new millennium, Weiner writes. They also taught me about what has not changed since the time of the ancients and may never change as long as there are human beings -- about what Lucretius calls the ever-living wound of love. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780060010089

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