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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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Review of Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End - Atul Gawande

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Connect Bore

Advantages: Makes you comprehend how normal you are
Disadvantages: Cutting edge psychology and sociology claims

Written by Ori and Rom Brafman Publisher: Random House Year: 2011 Eight Chapters Duration: 215 pages - - - Hello. You’ve probably seen my interactivity about this site, prior to reading this review. I’m not sure I should just say it or not, wel ...

1st2thebar 10.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Click: The Power of Instant Connections - Ori Brafman

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Kill or cure?

Advantages: Fascinating insight into medical treatments used by our forebears
Disadvantages: Don't try these remedies at home!

We think of the National Health Service as being the brainchild of Aneurin Bevin and so it was but even mighty oak trees begin as an acorn of an idea and if anyone deserves the credit for offering medical treatment ‘free at the point of use’ it ...

ladybracknell 25.05.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Complete Herbal - Nicholas Gent Culpeper

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Diamond review  Not a disease or defect, but a set of differences

Advantages: One of the few books I've seen examining it from an adult's point of view
Disadvantages: None to speak of

Why I read this book About three years ago, having battled with what I considered to be mild depression on and off over a long period of time, I found matters getting much worse after a combination of severe stress at work and major anxieties at ho ...

JOHNV 19.11.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management - Nick Dubin

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