What Medicine Misses in Women With Mysterious Illnesses

The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness, by Sarah Ramey (Amazon / Book Depository) This prologue is typical of women like me. A simple and innocuous medical event -- often with a gyno or gastro tilt -- that should have resolved simply, but it didn't. She thinks it is just another one of life's ups... Continue Reading →

An NHS Doctor Analyzes Bad Scientific and Medical Reporting. The Results Will Astound You.

Book review: Bad Science, by Ben Goldacre (Amazon / Book Depository) The hole in our culture is gaping: evidence-based medicine, the ultimate applied science, contains some of the cleverest ideas from the past two centuries, it has saved millions of lives, but there has never once been a single exhibit on the subject in London’s... Continue Reading →

Susannah Cahalan Investigates the “Pretenders” of a Groundbreaking Psychiatric Study

Book review: The Great Pretender, by Susannah Cahalan (Amazon / Book Depository) The Great Pretender, Susannah Cahalan's first book since Brain on Fire, her 2012 memoir of a rare, difficult-to-diagnose autoimmune disorder, investigates an infamous and groundbreaking 1973 study carried out by psychiatrist David Rosenhan. Rosenhan sent a group of eight healthy "pseudopatients" into mental institutions... Continue Reading →

The Fall of a Too-Good-to-Be-True Medical Startup

Book review: Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou Amazon Her emergence tapped into the public’s hunger to see a female entrepreneur break through in a technology world dominated by men. Women like Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg had achieved a measure of renown in Silicon Valley, but they hadn’t created their own companies from... Continue Reading →

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