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The Cancer Chronicles

The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine’s Deepest Mystery © 2013 George Johnson 304 pages As a kid,  Cancer was an ominous abstract monster, mentioned only in whispers,  that struck without warning and left no survivors.   You just hoped it didn’t happen to you.  … Continue reading

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Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100© 2011 Michio Kaku389 pages We live in a remarkable time of human history. Since the industrial revolution, society has been radically altered … Continue reading

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Disease Fighters Since 1950

Disease Fighters since 1950© 1996 Ray Spangenburg and Diane Kit Moser164 pages Spotting this excited me, as Spangenburg and Moser’s history of science series (On the Feet of Giants and its expanded and revised successor) were delights for me in … Continue reading

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Medical Firsts

Medical Firsts: From Hippocrates to the Human Genome © 2004 Robert Adler 232 pages A little over a year ago, I read Science Firsts, a fairly enjoyable book that prepared me well for a summer focusing on the history of … Continue reading

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The Greatest Benefit to Mankind

(Click title to see the book cover.)The Greatest Benefit to MankindRoy Porter, © 1997W.W. Norton & Company: New York, London831 pages I’ve been reading The Greatest Benefit to Mankind for the past two weeks. Its full title is “The Greatest … Continue reading

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