Tag: medicine

Oct 31

Book Review: Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult The cover says this is Picoult’s most important book. As Handle With Care was a book about raising a disabled child, this book could be titled “A White Person’s Guide to Racism.” Picoult is a very accessible author;. Reading her is like reading the novel equivalent of a mainstream …

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Sep 24

Book Review: Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories by Terrence Holt This is that rare combination of memoirs: an interesting life lived by someone who cares deeply about the craft of writing. Terrance Holt recounts an amalgamation of stories about his work as a doctor, mostly revolving around his rotations and internships. I really like medical stories, especially …

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Mar 31

Book Review: Being Mortal

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande I’d read an article that this book was based on, about the need for more geriatric doctors, and I’d read another book by Atul Gawande, so that pretty much sold me on this even before I kept seeing it popping up everywhere. This …

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Mar 20

Book Review: The Emperor of All Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee My friend recommended this book, and I so value the strength of her recommendation that I bought it as an audiobook despite the daunting 20 hour length. It did occur to me that a book about cancer is perhaps not the best book for a hypochondriac to …

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