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07 December 2016

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This one is patiently waiting on my Kindle. I like the inclusion of your quotations in the review. Thanks!

Amanda @ A Bookshelf Monstrosity

Amanda,
Ooh, I'll keep an eye on your site for your review of this one. I'm anxious to see what other readers (as opposed to reviewers) think of it.
Glad you like the quotations! I figure those are more helpful to give the flavor of a book that anything I could say.

I'm dying to read this one. I love medical books.

I very much want to read this, ever since reading the New York Times review of it. I knew about this case from a RadioLab podcast a while back, but either the podcast didn't mention the unethical practices surrounding this guy's care, or I just didn't retain it. I was horrrrrrrified to read about it in the NYT review. Goddammit science.

Brandon,
I think you'd find it interesting--when you read it get in touch, okay? I'd like to hear your opinion on it.

Jenny,
OOhh, I'd totally love to hear your take on this one too. I don't think Henry was treated cruelly...but I do think there was a definite focus on what his case could tell the researchers, and little worry on anyone's part about what his life was like when he wasn't being studied....

I'd amend your statement to say "goddamnit doctors." God how I know, personally, that they're necessary, but I cannot shake the belief that the personality necessary to let someone be a doctor is a scary, ballsy, unreflective type. Although how could you be riddled with self-doubt (which is how I tend to like my people, I'll admit) and be a doctor or surgeon? I don't think you can.

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