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The Unquiet Bones
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The Unquiet Bones by Mel Starr
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What's the Use of Race? by Ian Whitmarsh
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Dr. Mütter's Marvels by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
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An old fashioned kind of biography, full of swashbuckling heroes and dastardly villains, this is a good read by an author passionate about the subject's contribution to medicine, and patient-centered care in particular. It's not going to be the go-to ...more
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Dr. Mütter's Marvels by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
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Race and the Genetic Revolution by Sheldon Krimsky
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I read this shortly after Dorothy Roberts' Fatal Invention, also an excellent book, which covers much of the same ground, so it was pretty much impossible not to compare. These works should constitute essential reading for anyone interested, and enth ...more
Inheritance by Sharon Moalem
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I'm pretty much penalising this book for not being the book I wanted it to be, which, of course, may not be at all fair. What I wanted was a book that explained the mechanics of epigenetics - how the body stores information and remembers functions th ...more
Fatal Invention by Dorothy Roberts
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For anyone interested in what genetics has to say about who we are, and how we work, this is an extremely important book. With barely concealed frustration, Roberts lays out the ways that our social construction of race combines with the cost-cutting ...more
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Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr
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I want my sleep back.

I'm a huge Anna Pigeon fan, loving what Nevada Barr can evoke about nature spaces, and how it feels to be in them. This book throws out the usual trappings around that - a mystery plot, and leisurely pace through the still and si
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Arundhati Roy
“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”
Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living

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