Reading

The Body in Pain: The making and Unmaking of the World (Elaine Scarry)

2019-06-17T12:06:57+02:00

Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, The Body in Pain is a profoundly original study that has stirred excitement in a wide range of intellectual circles. The book is an analysis of physical suffering and its relation to the numerous vocabularies and cultural forces--literary, political, philosophical, medical, religious--that confront it. Elaine Scarry bases [...]

The Body in Pain: The making and Unmaking of the World (Elaine Scarry)2019-06-17T12:06:57+02:00

Listening to Pain: A Clinician’s Guide to Improving Pain Management Through Better Communication by (Scott Fishman)

2019-06-17T12:05:00+02:00

In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Fishman shows how communicating better with patients about their pain can help physicians create safer and more effective treatment strategies. Listening to Pain offers physicians a wealth of practical guidance about asking the right questions and assessing patient responses, including: -What questions to ask pain patients when they [...]

Listening to Pain: A Clinician’s Guide to Improving Pain Management Through Better Communication by (Scott Fishman)2019-06-17T12:05:00+02:00

Ingenious Pain- (Andrew Miller)

2019-06-17T12:03:12+02:00

"What does the world need most--a good, ordinary man, or one who is outstanding, albeit with a heart of ice?" This is the question at the heart of Andrew Miller's first novel, Ingenious Pain, a book set during the 18th-century Age of Enlightenment. The outstanding man in question is James Dyer, an English [...]

Ingenious Pain- (Andrew Miller)2019-06-17T12:03:12+02:00

Mortal Combat: AIDS denialism and the Struggle for Antiretrovirrals in South Africa (Nicoli Nattras)

2019-06-17T12:00:46+02:00

Mortal Combat is a history of AIDS policy in South Africa. The book exposes the strategy and tactics of AIDS denialists and focuses on the struggle for antiretrovirals to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to extend the lives of people living with AIDS. *** AIDS denialism has resulted in the deaths of [...]

Mortal Combat: AIDS denialism and the Struggle for Antiretrovirrals in South Africa (Nicoli Nattras)2019-06-17T12:00:46+02:00

Why zebras don’t get ulcers (R. Sapolsky)

2019-06-17T11:58:52+02:00

Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie [...]

Why zebras don’t get ulcers (R. Sapolsky)2019-06-17T11:58:52+02:00

Painful Yarns (L. Moseley)

2019-06-17T11:56:46+02:00

This much anticipated collection of stories, written by clinical neuroscientist and co-author of Explain Pain, Dr GL Moseley, provides an entertaining and informative way to understand modern pain biology. Described by critics as 'a gem' and by clinicians as "entertaining and educative", Painful Yarns is a unique book. The stories, some of his [...]

Painful Yarns (L. Moseley)2019-06-17T11:56:46+02:00

Explain Pain (Moseley & Butler)

2019-06-17T11:54:17+02:00

All pain is real, and for many people it is a debilitating part of everyday life. It is now known that understanding more about why things hurt can actually help someone understand their pain and go about their daily life. Recent advances in fields such as neurophysiology, brain imaging, immunology, psychology and cellular [...]

Explain Pain (Moseley & Butler)2019-06-17T11:54:17+02:00

Bad Pharma: How drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients (Ben Goldacre)

2019-06-17T11:52:46+02:00

‘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. Doctors and patients need good scientific evidence to make informed decisions. But instead, companies [...]

Bad Pharma: How drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients (Ben Goldacre)2019-06-17T11:52:46+02:00

Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks (Ben Goldacre)

2019-06-17T11:50:13+02:00

Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How [...]

Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks (Ben Goldacre)2019-06-17T11:50:13+02:00

Able-Bodied: Scenes from a Curious Life (Leslie Swartz)

2019-06-17T11:48:29+02:00

In Able-Bodied, acclaimed psychologist Leslie Swartz explores the subject of disability through a personal narrative about his life and his relationship with his own disabled father. While Swartz has dealt with disability in an academic manner in his professional work, this title views it through the lens of memoir. At the heart of [...]

Able-Bodied: Scenes from a Curious Life (Leslie Swartz)2019-06-17T11:48:29+02:00

Meaning, Medicine and the “Placebo Effect” (Daniel Moerman)

2019-06-17T11:46:19+02:00

Daniel Moerman presents an innovative and enlightening discussion of human reaction to the meaning of medical treatment. Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is attributed to specific elements, such as drugs or surgical procedures, but many things happen in medicine which simply cannot be accounted for in this way. The same drug can [...]

Meaning, Medicine and the “Placebo Effect” (Daniel Moerman)2019-06-17T11:46:19+02:00

Challenging beliefs: Memoirs of a career (T. Noakes)

2019-06-17T11:43:22+02:00

Tim Noakes is one of the world’s leading authorities on the science behind sport and a successful sportsman in his own right. Through a lifetime of research, he has developed key scientific concepts in sport that have not only redefined the way elite athletes and teams approach their professions, but challenged conventional global [...]

Challenging beliefs: Memoirs of a career (T. Noakes)2019-06-17T11:43:22+02:00

My Stroke of Insight (Dr Jill Bolte Taylor)

2019-06-17T11:35:21+02:00

Jill Bolte Taylor was a 37-year-old Harvard-trained and published brain scientist when a blood vessel exploded in her brain.  Through the eyes of a curious neuroanatomist, she watched her mind completely deteriorate whereby she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Because of her understanding of how the [...]

My Stroke of Insight (Dr Jill Bolte Taylor)2019-06-17T11:35:21+02:00

Touching the Void (Joe Simpson)

2019-06-17T11:40:40+02:00

An account of the ascent of the 21,000ft Siula Grande peak in the Peruvian Andes. Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, had achieved the summit before the first disaster struck. What happened and how they dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted is the subject of this book. [...]

Touching the Void (Joe Simpson)2019-06-17T11:40:40+02:00

Between a rock and a hard place (Aaron Ralston)

2019-06-17T12:14:49+02:00

On Saturday, 26 April 2003, Aaron Ralston, a 27-year-old outdoorsman and adventurer, set off for a day's hike in the Utah canyons. Eight miles from his truck, he found himself in the middle of a deep and remote canyon. Then the unthinkable happened: a boulder shifted and snared his right arm against the [...]

Between a rock and a hard place (Aaron Ralston)2019-06-17T12:14:49+02:00

One step beyond (C. Moon)

2019-06-17T11:37:52+02:00

While supervising mine-clearance in Mozambique in 1995, Chris Moon was blown up in the supposedly clear area of the safety lane. He lost his lower right leg and right arm and survived only through sheer determination. Less than a year after leaving hospital, he ran the London Marathon, raising money for charities assisting [...]

One step beyond (C. Moon)2019-06-17T11:37:52+02:00

The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It (Neil Bascombe)

2019-06-17T11:19:29+02:00

The inspirational story of three international runners attempting to achieve what no one had managed – to break the four-minute mile barrier. It was the ultimate test of endurance, and the human drama that unfolded is told here for the first time. In sport, running the four-minute mile was the elusive Holy Grail, [...]

The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It (Neil Bascombe)2019-06-17T11:19:29+02:00