Tag Archives: medicine

Running Amok

In retrospect, the amount of driving I did today to get to my doctor’s appointment and back again may not have been the best idea for my feet, as my gout is hurting a bit more now than it was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Open Heart

Open Heart, by Elie Wiesel As someone who has read a fair amount of the author’s body of work, there is still something poignant about this particular volume, written by the author after having open heart surgery (spoiler alert:  he … Continue reading

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Book Review: How Healing Works

How Healing Works:  Get Well And Stay Well Using Your Hidden Power To Heal, by Wayne Jonas, MD [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Lorena Jones Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] How … Continue reading

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Book Review: Morphine

Morphine, by Mikhail Bulgakov I must admit that I have not been as familiar with the works of Bulgakov as I have with other Russian writers.  A friend of mine recommended him as an author and I have to agree … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Cancer In The Family

A Cancer In The Family:  Take Control Of Your Genetic Inheritance, by Theodora Ross This author really wants you to like her.  This book has a dual aim, and the author’s agenda depends a lot on her likability.  On the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beating Gout

Beating Gout:  A Sufferer’s Guide To Living Pain Free, by Victor Konshin As someone who suffers from intermittent but severe gout attacks [1], it is perhaps unsurprising that I read a book I happened to find in the library while … Continue reading

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The Quest For Indomethacin

For reasons not entirely clear to me, what should be straightforward tasks are not always very straightforward in my life [1]. When, from time to time, a simple task becomes less than simple, it is my native tendency to view … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Dragon’s Blood & Willow Bark

Dragon’s Blood & Willow Bark: The Mysteries Of Medieval Medicine, by Toni Mount As someone who frequently reviews books for the De Re Militari [1], occasionally I see an odd book that is waiting to be reviewed and I decide … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Live In Fear

How To Live In Fear: Mastering The Art Of Freaking Out, by Lance Hahn [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] One might think, looking at the title of … Continue reading

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Book Review: A More Excellent Way To Be In Health

A More Excellent Way To Be In Health, by Henry W. Wright I must admit that I was not very enthusiastic to read this book, at least in part from its giant size and the fact that it was given … Continue reading

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