Reviews and Blog Posts: medical research

How we do harm : a doctor breaks ranks about being sick in America

by Otis Webb Brawley

Reviewer Rating:
5

Through the experience of Dr. Brawley, chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society, the reader clearly sees some of the waste that occurs in the American medical system.   Doctors prescribe treatments that will financially benefit them which haven't been scientifically proven.  Elderly patients may undergo painful procedures...

State of wonder : a novel

by Ann Patchett

Reviewer Rating:
5

Anders is dead. It is left to his coworker, Marina Singh, to travel into the heart of the Amazon to bring back answers for the pharmaceutical company and Anders body for his wife. Endless millions, and Anders life, have been spent on Dr. Swanson's research on the miraculous fertility of...

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