Friday, August 21, 2015

Book Spine Poetry: The Cure

The Cure
The emporer of all maladies
White coat, black hat
Deadly choices
Seeking the cure
Lotions, potions, pills and magic

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee; 616.994 M953e
Mukerherjee’s book is for those who want an in-depth, back to ancient history look at the history of cancer.

White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine by Carl Elliot; 174.2951 E46w
“Physician Carl Elliott traces for the first time the evolutionary path of the new direction in health care, revealing the dangerous underbelly of the beast that has emerged--a beast that sacrifices old-style doctoring to fit the values of consumer capitalism.” Provided by publisher.

Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All by Paul Offit; 614.47 O32d
Those who are skeptical about vaccinating their children need to read this book that is a cautionary look at what can happen if vaccinations are stopped.

Seeking the Cure: A History of Medicine in America by Ira Rutkow; 610 R977s
People like Cotton Mather, Benjamin Franklin, James Garfield, and Joseph Lister are some of the famous people included in this comprehensive history of medicine in the United States.

Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America by Elaine Breslaw; 362.109 B842l
Like the title Seeking the Cure, this book contains a history of medicine in the United States; this title, however, focuses on medicine during the fledgling years of the new nation.

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