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book image The Memory Wars: Freud's Legacy in Dispute
Memory Wars (paperback)
Frederick C. Crews
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In these essays, Crews elaborates upon his belief that "the relatively patent and vulgar pseudoscience of recovered memory rests in appreciable measure on the respectable and entrenched pseudoscience of psychoanalysis."

book image Dreams of Earth and Sky
Dreams of Earth and Sky
Freeman Dyson
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Dyson's new collection includes reminiscences, lucid explanations of scientific concepts, and an engagingly imaginative approach to the triumphs, blunders, mysteries, and dreams of scientific inquiry into the natural world.

book image Health Wars: On the Global Front Lines of Modern Medicine
Health Wars
Richard Horton
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Can trust between doctors and patients survive in an age of intensive scientific research, managed health care, and the Internet?

book image Proper Doctoring: A Book for Patients and their Doctors
Proper Doctoring
David Mendel
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A book about what it means (and takes) to be a good doctor, and for that reason very much a book for patients as well as doctors—which is to say a book for everyone. “A gem for physicians, future physicians, and clinicians of all types.... It presents advice to practitioners...and contains many brief examples and aphorisms.” —American Psychological Association
Contributors: Jerome Groopman

book image Hidden Histories of Science
Hidden Histories of Science (paperback)
Robert B. Silvers
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These essays demonstrate that science is, in the words of Oliver Sacks, "a human enterprise through and through, an organic, evolving, human growth, with sudden spurts and arrests, and strange deviations, too."

book image The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin
Legacy of Isaiah Berlin
Mark Lilla, Ronald Dworkin, Robert B. Silvers
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The papers given at the New York Institute for the Humanities conference collected in this volume concentrate on three aspects of Berlin's concept of pluralism.

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