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Perched on the exterior of our delicate and intricate bodies, the skin is our largest and fastest-growing organ. What makes the skin age? By delving into something that seems so familiar, he reveals how the skin is far stranger and much more complex than you've ever imagined, making it impossible ever again to take your skin for granted.
'Not just a brilliant introduction to one of the most exacting areas of modern medicine, it's a humbling glimpse of humans at their best.' Sunday Times'Inspires wonder at all that modern medicine can achieve.' TLSThink how much of your identity is vested in the face you see in the mirror every morning.
She invites you to follow her into all sorts of mortifying moments, drawing on personal experience and in-depth psychological research to answer questions you've probably pondered at some point, such as: * Why are situations without clear rules most likely to turn awkward?
Barbara Lipska's remarkable story illuminates the many mysteries of our fragile yet resilient brains.' Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice and Every Note PlayedWhen renowned neuroscientist Barbara Lipska's melanoma spread to her brain it started to play tricks on her.
At seven months pregnant, intensive care doctor Rana Awdish suffered a catastrophic medical event, haemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. From a unique perspective, she sees for the first time the dysfunction of her profession's disconnection from patients and the flaws in her own past practice as a doctor.
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At seven months pregnant, doctor Rana Awdish suffered a catastrophic medical event, haemorrhaging nearly all of her blood and losing her unborn first child. She spent months fighting for her life, enduring multiple major surgeries and a series of organ failures. In this book, she gives an account of her journey from doctor to patient.