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Risk and excitement drive many surgeons, but most don’t choose to operate in the world’s most dangerous places.
Most languages are littered with references to the heart as the seat of the soul and emotion. This is not entirely surprising.
I had visions of autonomous cars paralysed at street ends, unable to compute whether to be English and give way or Russian and barge ahead.
How immunology – the study of the immune system – went from a marginal area of clinical medicine to a health revolution.
Nature is always more complex than we expect, and Sacks’s gift is to convey this sense of wonder.
You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of.
Neuropsychologist Adrian Owen's work raises many more questions than it answers.
The Health Gap: the Challenge of an Unequal World by Michael Marmot reviewed.
When is it better to die than live?
Atul Gawande argues that medicine has skewed our attitude to mortality. The neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reviews.