List of available reviews of books on medicine

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AUTHOR
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DATE
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Benecke, Mark The Dream of Eternal Life 3.5 4/05/2004 In a somewhat shallow and fragmentary account, forensic entomologist Benecke traces the much-desired but ever-elusive boon of immortality through recorded history.
Bodmer, Walter The Book of Man 5.0 6/26/2003 Pioneering geneticist Dr. Bodmer has penned a thorough and very readable introduction to the history of genetic science and its application to modern problems.
Bova, Ben Immortality 5.0 12/22/2001 Dr. Bova surveys recent biomedical progress that may bring us nearer to this ancient goal.
Denworth, Lydia Toxic Truth 5.0 8/16/2013 The battle to eradicate lead poisoning in America's children is vividly recounted here by Lydia Denworth.
Graedon, Joe Top Screwups Doctors Make and How To Avoid Them 5.0 3/29/2012 As they've done since 1976 in 18 books, Joe and Terry Graedon clue the public in to the pitfalls of being a medical patient.
Hall, Stephen S. Merchants of Immortality 4.5 7/13/2014 Hall provides a painfully vivid elucidation of America's dysfunctional federal oversight of its biotechnology industry.
Shah, Sonia The Fever 5.0 10/30/2013 Even in the age of gene-splicing and MRIs, malaria defies our every effort at control. Investigative journalist Sonia Shah explains why in this unsparing and readable account.
Stipp, David The Youth Pill 5.0 10/20/2011 Another good report on the progress of gerontology in unraveling the very complex puzzle of human aging.
Weiner, Jonathan Long for this World 5.0 7/02/2011 This profile of Aubrey de Grey brings the vexing questions of the feasiility and the desirability of immortality into sharp focus.
Quality Ranges for Book Reviews
The books are rated from 0 to 5 in increments of 0.5. Colors represent the following quality ranges:
4.0 to 5.0 Quality: HIGH (Color = Aqua) Competent to exceptional; well worth the money
2.0 to 3.5 Quality: FAIR (Color = Lime) Useful despite some flaws; may or may not be worth buying.
0.5 to 1.5 Quality: POOR (Color = Yellow) Seriously flawed; read it if you wish, but don't buy it.
0.0 to 0.0 Quality: YUCK (Color = Fuchsia) Avoid this book at all costs!
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