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Starving To Heal in Siberia: My Radical Recovery from Late-Stage Lyme Disease and How It Could Help Others

While the work is well written and well organized, it offers instructions for a dangerous practice that should not be done in a self-help/DIY fashion. Giving readers such information (even though similar instructions can be found on the internet and through social media influencers) seems irresponsible.

Ordinary Deaths: Stories from Memory

Readers of Richard Selzer and Abraham Verghese will find this book interesting but lacking the consistent quality of writing that can be found in some of the best memoirs on the topics of death, dying, and medicine. Still recommended.

Tornado of Life: A Doctor’s Journey through Constraints and Creativity in the ER

Beautifully written with a different take on life, this is recommended for any collection.

How To Eat More Plants: Transform Your Health with 30 Plant-Based Foods per Week (And Why It’s Easier than You Think)

A tasty primer on increasing the diversity of foods in diets and improving overall gut health. Purchase where there is interest.

The World the Plague Made

Densely detailed but rich in erudition and startling new insights, this fresh look at the impact of the Black Death upon world history is a must for history lovers and plague afficionados alike.

Healing a Divided Nation: How the American Civil War Revolutionized Western Medicine

Overall, this is a good introduction to the subject and an enjoyable read. A good addition for those interested in the Civil War, biographies about women, and African American history.

The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER

Recommended for anyone who thinks about the state of health care. This will give them new insights.

A Taste for Poison: Eleven Deadly Molecules and the Killers Who Used Them

Recommended for those curious about how things work and fans of true crime, history, and science.

Eat Like a Pig, Run Like a Horse: How Food Fights Hijacked Our Health and the New Science of Exercise

An optional purchase for libraries building medical collections.
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