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Ronald E Hunninghake

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  • Anatomy of an Epidemic

  • Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America
  • By: Robert Whitaker
  • Narrated by: Ken Kliban
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Every day, 1,100 adults and children are added to the government disability rolls because they have become newly disabled by mental illness, with this epidemic spreading most rapidly among our nations children. What is going on?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Science, Great Journalism

  • By Eric Strachan on 07-07-10

Responsible clinicians who prescribe psychotropics are scientifically bound to read this book carefully.

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Reviewed: 08-30-15


As a physician I have always felt that the minimal use of medication for mentally ill patients was scientifically possible. Now having read this book I am extremely careful that their usage is consensually started and responsibly curtailed as for effective nonpharmacologic methods are brought to bear in each unique patient's case.b

  • Missing Microbes

  • How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues
  • By: Martin J. Blaser
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
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In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin J. Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome, where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances-antibiotics-threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enlightening and information well supported

  • By James on 05-03-15

A must read for anyone with a chronic illness

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Reviewed: 07-24-15

Well written. Enthusiastically read. Scientifically sound. The action imperative rings clear! Do not
miss it.

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  • The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

  • By: Christopher Scotton
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
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After witnessing the death of his younger brother in a terrible home accident, 14-year-old Kevin and his grieving mother are sent for the summer to live with Kevin's grandfather. In this peeled-paint coal town deep in Appalachia, Kevin quickly falls in with a half-wild hollow kid named Buzzy Fink who schools him in the mysteries and magnificence of the woods. The events of this fateful summer will affect the entire town of Medgar, Kentucky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow what a great story

  • By Charlotte on 04-18-16

This could have been my world.

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Reviewed: 04-28-15

I liked the book because the writer created a world that I thought was real and that I could see myself having lived in it even though I did not share the exact circumstances.

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