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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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Because Patients Are People Too

Advantages: Easy to read, enlightening
Disadvantages: A bit too much local language at times

...Dennis O'Donnell spent 7 years working in a Scottish hospital and this is the account of his time there. It takes a special type of person to work in Mental Health services, and though O'Donnell ultimately leaves the Locked Ward, he clearly is one of t ...

zoe_page 14.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Locked Ward: Memoirs of a Psychiatric Orderly - Dennis O'Donnell

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Just an Ambulance Driver? I Don't Think So.

Advantages: Raises some important issues
Disadvantages: A lot of ignorance, especially when it comes to mental illness

Most people have a vague idea of what paramedics do, although there will always be ignoramuses who dismiss them as "ambulance drivers" who merely take casualties to the doctors who do the "real" work. In fact, paramedics are highly trained - Stuart Gray, ...

DoubleFantasy11 20.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Life and Death on The Streets - Stuart Gray

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The Best Medical Book On Natural Hormonal Balance

Advantages: excellent medical info and advice, well-organized and helpful
Disadvantages: repetitious necessarily; rather heavy

...This 2004 edition of Dr. John R. Lee's and Virginia Hopkin's What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause isn't only about menopause or for women, for hormonal imbalance often begins with premenopause in a woman's mid-thirties and can last til the ...

jankperegrine 11.05.2005 · Read full review
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Review of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause - John R. Lee

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