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De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem by Andreas Vesalius

From Anatomy to Phrenology: Collectible Medical Books

While medicine has been practiced in various forms for thousands of years, the constant evolution of its tools and methods makes for a fascinating subject to study and collect.At their respective times of publication, the Fowler Brothers' work in phrenology may have been as scientifically sound and reputable as William Harvey's landmark exploration of blood circulation. However, only one stood the test of time.

Whether you are interested in great discoveries or quackery and oddities, the collection of medical books is always intriguing.

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Pretty is What Changes by Jessica Queller

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Pretty is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene, and How I Defied My Destiny

Jessica Queller

Eleven months after her mother succumbs to cancer, Jessica Queller has herself tested for the BRCA “breast cancer” gene mutation. The results come back positive, putting her at a terrifyingly elevated risk of developing breast cancer before the age of fifty and ovarian cancer in her lifetime. Thirty-four, unattached, and yearning for marriage and a family of her own, Queller faces an agonizing choice: a lifetime of vigilant screenings and a commitment to fight the disease when caught, or its radical alternative—a prophylactic double mastectomy that would effectively restore life to her, even as it would challenge her most closely held beliefs about body image, identity, and sexuality.


Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth

You Are What You Eat

Packed with revelations on every page, this book is a knock-your-socks-off ride to a deeply fulfilling relationship with food, your body...and almost everything else. Women, Food and God is, quite simply, a guide for life.

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The Eat-Clean Diet: Fast Fat-Loss that lasts Forever

The Eat-Clean Diet: Fast Fat-Loss that lasts Forever

Tosca Reno

With The Eat-Clean Diet, the diet that fitness professionals rely on, readers will transform themselves from sluggish, exhausted and overweight to energetic, lean and fabulous!

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Mental Health Break: AbeBooks Staff Laughs

AbeBooks Review: B.K.S Iyengar Yoga the Path to Holistic Health


AbeBooks Review: The 100-Mile Diet by Alisa Smith & J.B Mackinnon