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A book to die for! - Ok not quite but it is a compelling read

Advantages: engrossing, thought provoking, topic sensitively covered, not bogged down in terminology
Disadvantages: Its written specifically from the American perspective, which may disappoint or put off some.

-- Introduction -- I came across this book on Amazon, browsing through lists of recommended titles, based on my previous book purchases. I'd previously bought, highly enjoyed and coincidentally reviewed, a book by an English surgeon, a memoir about brai ...

IzzyS 25.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End - Atul Gawande

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Being Mortal: Atul Gawande. The trouble with never saying no

Advantages: An interesting thought provoking read
Disadvantages: None for me

...I guess most people’s natural inclination on being told they have something like cancer would be to fight it all the way. These days there are a myriad of treatments and even if you only have a one percent chance of it being successful then it has to be w ...

cr01 24.02.2015 · Read full review
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An Interesting and Well Rounded Book on Childhood Eczema

Advantages: Easy to understand and read, covers more than the physical side
Disadvantages: Raises alot of questions that require answers

Most people will know who read my reviews that my daughter suffers from severe eczema. I reached a point some time ago to rely less on the medical profession in regards to providing information to me about her skin condition, and try to educate myself to ...

Chippytarka 18.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Understanding Childhood Eczema - Penny Titman

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A good starter book, but not enough depth

Advantages: Anatomy and physiology in one volume
Disadvantages: Just not enough of either to be good enough by itself

This book was recommended by my medical school as a must-have, and so we all went out and bought it in the uni bookshop, £29.95. As a basic text it is great, all the topics you'll encounter in the pre-clinical years are clearly and simply laid out, in a ...

francisovi 07.12.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology - G.J. Tortora

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A bestseller for good reasons

Advantages: Great text and illustrations
Disadvantages: None

Its not hard to see why Tortora (as it is effectionatly knwon) is a bestseller. This remains the best book on both anatomy and physiology for everyone, regardless of course of study - medical students, anatomists, physiologists, pharmacists, whatever. ...

markedwards 18.03.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology - G.J. Tortora

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