August 30, 2013

Non-Fiction Discoveries

You might not like going to the doctor, but you don't like being sick either. Of course, in olden times it was often better for your health not to seek medicinal advice ...

The founding fathers of the United States were not only rattled by politics but illness too. This book opens a window into the practice of medicine in the eighteenth century. Not happy with today's health system? Think about how it was back in the days.

Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health (Jeanne E. Abrams)
Publ. September 10th - HC
New York University Press
Caesarean sections used to be performed when baby's or mother's life or health at risk, these days though they are often requested without medical reason. What is causing this trend? Read to find out.

Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America (Theresa Morris)
Publ. October 1st - HC
New York University Press

Ethical? No. Progressive? Sometimes. Presenting a brief history of human medical experimentation this is a study on a shameful chapter in our history. A non-fiction book for YA readers!

For the Good of Mankind? The Shameful History of Human Medical Experimentation (Vicki Oransky Wittenstein)
Publ. October 1st 2013 - HC
Twenty-First Century Books

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