History 2017-06-26T21:23:57+00:00

January 2017

January Book Review: Look Me In the Eye

“So I’m not defective. In fact, in recent years I have started to see that we Aspergians are better than normal! And now it seems as though scientists agree: Recent articles suggest that a [...]

About the Author: John Elder Robison

Born in Athens, Georgia in 1957, John soon found that he was "always a problem child — often sad, a loner, unable to make friends. The problem was, that Asperger’s Syndrome had not yet been [...]

Beyond the Book: Look Me In The Eye

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November 2016

November Book Review: The Spare Room

Like grief there are stages to tackling a terminal disease, both as the patient diagnosed and as a loved one trying to care for them. It is justifiably difficulty on both ends, but even more [...]

About The Author: Helen Garner

Helen Garner was born in 1942 in Geelong, and was educated there and at Melbourne University. She taught in Victorian secondary schools until 1972, when she was dismissed for answering her students’ questions about sex, [...]

How Doctors Think Twitter Chat

You might not have been able to follow or contribute to our Doctors Book Club for October, but you can still read back through the discussion. The following is the transcript from the How Doctors [...]

October 2016

Beyond the Book: How Doctors Think

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October Book Review: How Doctors Think

It is impossible to estimate how many decisions a doctor has to make on any given day in practice. There is diagnosis, prognosis, tests, treatment, dosage, and a thousand other questions to be answered from [...]

About the Author: Jerome Groopman

Dr. Groopman holds the Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and is Chief of Experimental Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has published more than 150 [...]

September 2016

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Twitter Chat

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