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BOOKS: ‘The Compatibility Gene,’ by Daniel M. Davis

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BOOKS: ‘Thinking Fast and Slow,’ by Daniel Kahneman

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Books: ‘The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don't,’ by Nate Silver

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Books: ‘p53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code,’ by Sue Armstrong

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Books: THE CHILDREN ACT, by Ian McEwan

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Books: ‘AMERICA'S BITTER PILL: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System’, by Steven Brill

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BOOKS: ‘The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures,” by Christine Kenneally

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PBS Documentary Review: Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

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Books: ‘ON IMMUNITY: An Inoculation,’ by Eula Biss

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Books: ‘THE NORM CHRONICLES: Stories and Numbers about Danger and Death,’ by Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter

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Books: ‘BEING MORTAL: Medicine and What Matters in the End,’ by Atul Gawande

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Books: ‘BREAKING GROUND: My Life in Medicine,’ by Dr. Louis W. Sullivan

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Books: ‘THE BIG CASINO: America's Best Cancer Doctors Share Their Most Powerful Stories,’ edited by Vincent Coppola and Stan Winokur, MD

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Books: ‘ON THE EDGE OF LIFE: Diary of a Medical Intensive Care Unit,’ edited by Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, and Theodore Stern, MD

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Books: ‘THE TRIPLE PACKAGE: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America,’ by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld

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Books: ‘THE DISAPPEARING SPOON: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of Elements,’ by Sam Kean

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Books: ‘DON'T LET HEALTH CARE BANKRUPT AMERICA: Strategies for Financial Survival,’ by George C. Halvorson

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Books: ‘BROTHERS EMANUEL: A Memoir of an American Family’ by Ezekiel J. Emanuel

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Books: ‘THE CANCER CHRONICLES: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery,’ by George Johnson

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Books: ‘FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital,’ by Sheri Fink

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Books: ‘WHY WE GET SICK: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine,’ by Randolph M. Nesse; and George C. Williams, PhD

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Books: ‘WHAT DOCTOR’S FEEL: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine,’ by Danielle Ofri, MD

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Books: ‘FRANKENSTEIN'S CAT: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts,’ by Emily Anthes

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Books: ‘THE PHILADELPHIA CHROMOSOME: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level,’ by Jessica Wapner

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Books: ‘WRONG MEDICINE: Doctors, Patients and Futile Medicine,’ by Lawrence J. Schneiderman, MD, and Nancy S. Jecker, PhD

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BOOKS: ‘YOUR MEDICAL MIND: How to Decide What Is Right for You,’ by Jerome Groopman, MD, and Pamela Hartzband, MD

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BOOKS: ‘THE BIG SQUEEZE: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram,’ by Handel Reynolds, MD

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BOOKS: ‘MORTALITY,’ by Christopher Hitchens

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BOOKS: ‘Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform,’ by Paul Starr

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Books: ‘THE CHECKLIST MANIFESTO,’ by Atul Gawande

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Books: ‘SPILLOVER: Animal Infections and the Next Human Epidemic,’ by David Quammen

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Classic Books: ‘WHO SHALL LIVE? Health, Economics, and Social Choice,’ by Victor R. Fuchs

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BOOKS: ‘PLANNED BULLYHOOD: The Truth Behind the Headlines about the Planned Parenthood Funding Battle with Susan G. Komen for the Cure,’ by Karen Handel

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BOOKS: ‘Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution,’ by Rebecca Stott

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BOOKS: Bob Young on ‘The Quest for the Cure: The Science and Stories Behind the Next Generation of Medicines,’ by Brent R. Stockwell

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Books: ‘How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks about Being Sick in America’: By Otis Webb Brawley, MD, with Paul Goldberg

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Review: ‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Also see related news article in this issue): Scribner, hardcover, 592 pages, November 2010,...

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VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STETHOSCOPE: Henry Kaplan, ‘The Gentle Giant’

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‘Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin's Disease’ by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs'

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Treatment Trap: How the Overuse of Medical Care is Wrecking Your Health and What You Can Do to Prevent It” by Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh

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Review: ‘PALLIATIVE CARE: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness’; editors Diane E. Meier, MD; Stephen L. Isaacs, JD; and Robert G. Hughes, PhD

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“Cytolytic Immune Lymphocytes,” by Joseph G. Sinkovics, MD

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot; Review of the Book, and an Interview with the Author

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