PositiveLibrary JournalAn engaging, at times moving biography of Harold Gillies ... The book gives an especially detailed portrait of the hospital facility that Gilles established in order to do his work ... This book will interest both general readers and historians of medicine, and will remind readers of the long-term costs of the horrors of modern war.
Walter A. Brown
PositiveLibrary JournalThis important history of psychiatry shows the complexity of empirical research and quantification, as well as the ways that subjective research reports are received ... Those interested in the history of medicine, psychiatry, and medical research will find this an important and engagingly written book.
RaveLibrary JournalLamas does not simply give biological explanations of these conditions; she uses patients\' moving accounts to explore the benefits and hardships associated with these advances in a way few writings do ... These are case studies at their best, attentive to movements such as narrative medicine that call for clinicians to understand illness in not only a biological context, but in the context of an entire life.