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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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Know what you have been prescribed

Advantages: Easy to read, not a lot of medical terminology
Disadvantages: a lot of separate sections could become confusing

I bought this book not so long ago because in September im starting my nursing course and I though it would be a good book to have on hand. It is a very informative read and it isnt too technical, which being a medical book surprised me. It goes throu ...

mon2o 17.09.2005 · Read full review
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Review of New Guide to Medicine and Drugs - BMA

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Do we know what we are taking

Advantages: Helps put your mind at rest.Not too technical.
Disadvantages: Could possibly be more comprehensive.

A few years ago I wondered what the tablets were that my doctor had prescribed for me. Having children felt concerned that I wasn’t aware of reactions, whether they would make me drowsy etc. I spoke to a friend who mentioned a brilliant book called ...

kazz 18.06.2001 · Read full review
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Review of New Guide to Medicine and Drugs - BMA

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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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