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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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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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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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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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