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judith

judith canary wharf, United Kingdom Member Since 2009
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  • "I had no idea how little I knew abo..."

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    Brilliant book - I can't remember what prompted me to choose this but I am so glad I did. It is really three books - a gripping novel, a scientific history, and an ethical work out. Would you have tortuously prolonged the lives of children you couldn't cure? No? Then you would not have discovered the cure to childhood leukemia! Ouch. All the amazing hopes and setbacks that have been cancer research in the past 30 years must have been reported in the news, yet remained peripheral to my consciousness. Wonderful author-doctor to have brought it all to centre stage.

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    The Emperor of All Maladies

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    A comprehensive history of cancer - one of the greatest enemies of medical progress - and an insight into its effects and potential cures, by a leading expert on the illness. In The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee, doctor, researcher and award-winning science writer, examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with - and perished from - for more than five thousand years.

    judith says: "I had no idea how little I knew about Cancer"
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Arron Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom 16/07/2012
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  • "Religious nonsense"

    5 of 8 helpful votes

    I got this book thinking it would be a interesting tale of how our DNA has evolved over the millennia. What I found was a load of religious nonsense. Leaving me wondering why this book was in the non-fiction section in the first place?
    Do not buy this book if you like science or evidence based facts.

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    The Wisdom of Your Cells: How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Bruce H. Lipton
    • Narrated By Bruce H. Lipton
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    (17)
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    In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting-edge science into clear, accessible language: Dr. Bruce Lipton. With The Wisdom of Your Cells, this internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.

    N. Taylor says: "Wow a must purchase"

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  • 4.4 (184 ratings)
    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients (






UNABRIDGED) by Ben Goldacre Narrated by Jot Davies

    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated By Jot Davies
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (119)

    'Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.

    Lut says: "Every medical doctor should read this!"
  • 4.3 (50 ratings)
    Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (






UNABRIDGED) by Mary Roach Narrated by Sandra Burr

    Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
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    Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can't walk for a year? Have sex? Smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour?

    Pete says: "Unexpected Gem"
  • 4.4 (44 ratings)
    The Emperor of All Maladies (






UNABRIDGED) by Siddhartha Mukherjee Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    The Emperor of All Maladies

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    A comprehensive history of cancer - one of the greatest enemies of medical progress - and an insight into its effects and potential cures, by a leading expert on the illness. In The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee, doctor, researcher and award-winning science writer, examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with - and perished from - for more than five thousand years.

    judith says: "I had no idea how little I knew about Cancer"
  • 4.4 (29 ratings)
    The Making of Modern Medicine  by BBC Audiobooks

    The Making of Modern Medicine

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By BBC Audiobooks
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    This major new Radio 4 series charts the development of Western medicine and healing, from the ancient Greeks to the pioneering organ transplant operations of the 20th century and beyond.

    Tom says: "Good but not great"
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  • 4.4 (28 ratings)
    Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (






ABRIDGED) by Atul Gawande Narrated by William David Griffith

    Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Atul Gawande
    • Narrated By William David Griffith
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    Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human.

    D. Brown says: "Surprising and shocking insights"
  • 4.7 (24 ratings)
    The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Lieberman Narrated by Sean Runnette

    The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Daniel Lieberman
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    (24)
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    (20)
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    (20)

    In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman - chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field - gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world is occasioning this paradox: greater longevity but increased chronic disease.

    Annika says: "Excellent book, 'melancholic' performance"
  • 4.8 (13 ratings)
    The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease - and the Statin-Free Plan That Will (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen T. Sinatra, Jonny Bowden Narrated by George K. Wilson

    The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease - and the Statin-Free Plan That Will

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen T. Sinatra, Jonny Bowden
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
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    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (9)

    Emerging science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease and that standard prescriptions for lowering it, such as ineffective low-fat/high-carb diets and serious, side-effect-causing statin drugs, obscure the real causes of heart disease. Even doctors at leading institutions have been misled for years based on creative reporting of research results from pharmaceutical companies intent on supporting the $31-billion-a-year cholesterol-lowering drug industry.

    Lee says: "Essential information"
  • 3.9 (436 ratings)
    13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Brooks Narrated by Matt Addis

    13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michael Brooks
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (436)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (113)

    Science starts to get interesting when things don''t make sense. Even today, there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the 16th century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around the sun and not the reverse. In 13 Things That Don''t Make Sense, Michael Brooks meets thirteen modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow''s breakthroughs.

    Lillian says: "Really interesting listen!"
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales (






UNABRIDGED) by Oliver Sacks Narrated by Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
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    Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

    Amazon Customer says: "Neurology can be fun!"
  • Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself (






UNABRIDGED) by Lissa Rankin Narrated by Lissa Rankin

    Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Lissa Rankin
    • Narrated By Lissa Rankin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (5)
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    (7)

    Dr. Rankin discovered the health care she had been taught was missing something: a recognition of the body's innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control this self-healing with the mind. Using cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body's physiology. She lays out the data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body's self-healing processes.

    Amazon Customer says: "Mind over medicine"
  • The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Lieberman Narrated by Sean Runnette

    The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Daniel Lieberman
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman - chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field - gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world is occasioning this paradox: greater longevity but increased chronic disease.

    Annika says: "Excellent book, 'melancholic' performance"
  • 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Brooks Narrated by Matt Addis

    13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michael Brooks
    • Narrated By Matt Addis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (436)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (113)

    Science starts to get interesting when things don''t make sense. Even today, there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the 16th century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around the sun and not the reverse. In 13 Things That Don''t Make Sense, Michael Brooks meets thirteen modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow''s breakthroughs.

    Lillian says: "Really interesting listen!"
  •  
  • Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Steven Novella

    Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Steven Novella
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    In today's information age, medical myths are all around us. And using them to make decisions about your own health can be harmful. Even deadly. That's why it's critical to understand the accuracy of medical information and discover the truth about everyday health and well-being. That's the core of this important series of 24 eye-opening lectures from an acclaimed neurologist, educator, and science broadcaster.

  • The Wisdom of Your Cells: How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology (






UNABRIDGED) by Bruce H. Lipton Narrated by Bruce H. Lipton

    The Wisdom of Your Cells: How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Bruce H. Lipton
    • Narrated By Bruce H. Lipton
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting-edge science into clear, accessible language: Dr. Bruce Lipton. With The Wisdom of Your Cells, this internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.

    N. Taylor says: "Wow a must purchase"
  • Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients (






UNABRIDGED) by Ben Goldacre Narrated by Jot Davies

    Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated By Jot Davies
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (119)

    'Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.

    Lut says: "Every medical doctor should read this!"
  • Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder (






UNABRIDGED) by Chloe Silverman Narrated by Margie Lenhart

    Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Chloe Silverman
    • Narrated By Margie Lenhart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Autism has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years, thanks to dramatically increasing rates of diagnosis, extensive organizational mobilization, journalistic coverage, biomedical research, and clinical innovation. Understanding Autism, a social history of the expanding diagnostic category of this contested illness, takes a close look at the role of emotion - specifically, of parental love - in the intense and passionate work of biomedical communities investigating autism.

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  • The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease - and the Statin-Free Plan That Will (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen T. Sinatra, Jonny Bowden Narrated by George K. Wilson

    The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease - and the Statin-Free Plan That Will

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen T. Sinatra, Jonny Bowden
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (9)

    Emerging science is showing that cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart disease and that standard prescriptions for lowering it, such as ineffective low-fat/high-carb diets and serious, side-effect-causing statin drugs, obscure the real causes of heart disease. Even doctors at leading institutions have been misled for years based on creative reporting of research results from pharmaceutical companies intent on supporting the $31-billion-a-year cholesterol-lowering drug industry.

    Lee says: "Essential information"
  • When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress (






UNABRIDGED) by Gabor Maté Narrated by Daniel Maté

    When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gabor Maté
    • Narrated By Daniel Maté
    Overall
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    In When the Body Says No, physician and writer Gabor Maté explores the mind-body link and the connection between stress and disease. Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a relationship between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer's disease? Is there such a thing as a "cancer personality?" Drawing on scientific research and years of experience as a practicing physician, Maté provides answers to these and other important questions.

    Ms. M. Considine says: "stress will kill"
  • The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain (






UNABRIDGED) by John E. Sarno, M.D. Narrated by Brian Holsopple

    The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By John E. Sarno, M.D.
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
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    Dr. John E. Sarno's Healing Back Pain is a New York Times best seller that has helped over 500,000 readers. Continuing the research since his ground-breaking book, the renowned physician now presents his most complete work yet on the vital connection between mental and bodily health.... Musculoskeletal pain disorders have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with most doctors failing to recognize their underlying cause.

  • The Science of Natural Healing  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Mimi Guarneri

    The Science of Natural Healing

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Mimi Guarneri
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
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    (2)

    Delve into the world of holistic healthcare, the range of nature-based methods and treatments that are both clinically proven and readily available to you-and that provide an alternative way for you to nurture your own optimal health, disarm stress, and deepen the experience of well-being.These 24 compelling and practical lectures offer a rich spectrum of choices and possibilities for your own healthcare, as well as practical tools for creating a truly healthful lifestyle.

  • Osteoporosis, Exercise, and Prevention: What You Need to Know (






UNABRIDGED) by Trevor Clinger Narrated by Richard Frances

    Osteoporosis, Exercise, and Prevention: What You Need to Know

    • UNABRIDGED (11 mins)
    • By Trevor Clinger
    • Narrated By Richard Frances
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    This short, informative audiobook first steps into the identification of osteoporosis and why it means just more than bone loss. This book is not for just prevention, but proven solutions that could help slow the progression of osteoporosis if you've already been diagnosed with this condition. This book identifies what causes osteoporosis, and how exercise is the most beneficial things for osteoporosis.

  • Eighty-Seven Thyroid Disease Questions Answered!: Self-Educate Through Hypothyroid and Hyperthyroid Q & A (






UNABRIDGED) by James M. Lowrance Narrated by Phil Williams

    Eighty-Seven Thyroid Disease Questions Answered!: Self-Educate Through Hypothyroid and Hyperthyroid Q & A

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James M. Lowrance
    • Narrated By Phil Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this audiobook, thyroid patient advocate and veteran health writer James M. Lowrance, answers important questions thyroid patients have in regard to their hypothyroid or hyperthyroid disorders. These are compiled from select replies he has given to questions posed on thyroid patient forums, between the years 2004 and 2009.

  • Psychological Disorders and Treatments (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Hodge Narrated by Kenneth Lee

    Psychological Disorders and Treatments

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Thomas Hodge
    • Narrated By Kenneth Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This serves as the first in a series of books examining a variety of psychological issues and treatments. This looks at the neurological aspects of mood disorders, motor disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and cognitive disorders. Several therapies are examined in the later parts of the audiobook to include psychoanalysis, psychodynamic, existential, behavioral, cognitive, and more.

  • The Bliss Of Cancer (






UNABRIDGED) by Evita Ramparte Narrated by Suzanne Lynn

    The Bliss Of Cancer

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Evita Ramparte
    • Narrated By Suzanne Lynn
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    This could be the most controversial book ever written on the subject of cancer. It will entertain you, make you cry, and question everything you've been told. Evita Ramparte, an independent European journalist, is sharing her story of how she cured ovarian cancer naturally, lost weight, and became an icon of health, wellness, and natural beauty.

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  • Make Your Own Essential Oils from Raw Plants: Using Oils & Herbs for Optimum Health (






UNABRIDGED) by Amber Richards Narrated by Karen Roman

    Make Your Own Essential Oils from Raw Plants: Using Oils & Herbs for Optimum Health

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Amber Richards
    • Narrated By Karen Roman
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    Learn about the health benefits that using essential oils can provide you and your family. By making own from the raw plants and herbs nearby, you can save money, and ensure that your oils are fresh. Discover unique recipes and blends to address a variety of health concerns naturally.

  • The Truth about Caffeine (






UNABRIDGED) by Marina Kushner Narrated by Timothy McKean

    The Truth about Caffeine

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Marina Kushner
    • Narrated By Timothy McKean
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    The Truth about Caffeine exposes caffeine's darker side that scientists know but that the beverage, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries have tried to suppress. Caffeine is a highly addictive drug, does not offer any nutritional value and has not been proven safe. Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory studies link caffeine to heart disease, pancreas cancer, bladder cancer, hypoglycemia and central nervous system disorders. New and updated third edition.

  • Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine (






UNABRIDGED) by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz Narrated by Erik Singer

    Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
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    Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools - or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the 19th century. Although he died at just 48, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time.