Medical Memoir

Book Review: Standing Strong: An Unlikely Sisterhood and the Court Case that Made History by Diane Reeve with Jenna Glatzer

Standing Strong is the perfect title for Diane Reeve’s moving memoir about acquiring HIV/AIDS from a long term partner who willfully transmitted the virus to many people. Reeve is still standing despite the devastation of finding out her significant other was cheating...

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Book Review: The Ghost in My Brain: How a Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get It Back by Clark Elliott, PhD

Dr. Clark Elliott's medical memoir, The Ghost in My Brain, is one of the best I've read. Elliott, who is a PhD teaching Artificial Intelligence in Chicago, describes the effects of a concussion like nothing else I've seen. To discuss the resulting book and it's...

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