"Based on a real trial form 1781 Warwick, this engaging, anatomical mystery (and love story) recreates the atmosphere of eighteenth-century anatomical and chemical science with its reeking, insect-infested corpses and social opprobrium."
"The novel takes the form of a memoir written from prison. The fictional author is Dr. Norton Perina who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering what caused some people on a remote Micronesian island to live for up to 250 years or longer. "
"This monograph presents health humanities, a new field in the past decade and the presumptive replacement for medical humanities (itself new in the 1980s), which provided an important voice in the improvement of medical care."
"The therapeutic benefits of music are well known, but the theory that music might be harmful to our health, unless it is so obviously loud it injures our eardrums, comes as a surprise. In this volume, historian of medicine James Kennaway traces the idea of pathological music from antiquity to the present."
"The narrator of this story is a lifeguard who contemplates his identity and life-roles as he lounges in his lifeguard chair, elevated above the crowd of beachgoers. In the winter months, he is a student of divinity; in the summer months, he ascends the throne marked with a red cross in the hopes of guarding the lives of those at play before him."
"This short but complex book assesses the many, current risks to all life on earth and considers some avenues for repair that may provide hope for the future. E. O. Wilson, a distinguished scientist, describes how all life on earth is inter-related.."