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Published January, 2017
By Paul Kalanithi
Publisher: Vintage
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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. This book tells his story.

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Published May, 2016
By J. M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz
Publisher: Vintage
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Presents an exchange between a writer with a longstanding interest in moral psychology and a psychotherapist with a training in literary studies. In this book, they consider psychotherapy and its wider social context from different perspectives, but at the heart of both their approaches is a concern with stories.

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Published April, 2016
By Dr Suzanne O'Sullivan
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As many as a third of people visiting their GP have symptoms that are medically unexplained. In most, an emotional root is suspected. We accept our hearts can flutter with excitement and our brows can sweat with nerves, but in the very real world of psychosomatic illness, the author finds the secrets we are all capable of keeping from ourselves.

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Published January, 2016
By Andrew Solomon
Publisher: Vintage
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The author narrates his own agonising experience of depression. In this book, he also portrays the pain of others, in different cultures and societies whose lives have been shattered by depression and uncovers the historical, social, biological, chemical and medical implications of this crippling disease.

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Published June, 2015
By Ben Shephard
Publisher: Vintage
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How did the human brain evolve? Why did it evolve as it did? What is man's place in evolution? This book explores the big ideas about the brain, the nervous system and man's place in history. It reveals how science actually works - the passions, the irrational flashes, the moments of insight; the big ideas that work and turn out to be wrong.

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Published August, 2014
By George Johnson
Publisher: Vintage
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Illuminates the human experience with elegiac grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgeries, targeted therapies and other treatments.

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Published August, 2013
By David Quammen
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First, a horse in Brisbane falls ill: fever, bloody froth. Then thirteen others perish. The foreman at the stables becomes ill and the trainer dies. What is going on? It takes months to establish that the cause is a virus which has travelled from a tree-dwelling bat to horse, and from horse to man. This title tells the story of such diseases.

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Published May, 2013
By Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
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The author was born with severe learning disabilities. Undaunted, she used her strengths to develop brain exercises to overcome her neurological deficits. She has gone on to change countless lives. This book helps readers to see how the brain works and what a profound impact improved mental capacity has on how we can participate in the world.

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Published April, 2013
By Thomas Wright
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William Harvey's theory of circulation was as controversial in its day as Copernicus' idea that the earth revolved around the sun. This title charts the rise of the yeoman's son who demolished beliefs held by anatomists since Roman times, going on to become arguably the greatest Englishman in the history of science after Darwin & Newton.

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Published March, 2013
By Nick Coleman
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How do you lose music? Then having lost it, what do you do next? This book offers an account of one man's struggle to recover from loss of his greatest passion - and go one further than that: to restore his ability not only to hear but to think about and feel music, by going back to the series of big bangs which kicked off his musical universe.

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