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Medical History Society of New Jersey

Book Reviews

On 17 May 2017 the Medical History Society of New Jersey (MHSNJ) inaugurated a new series of online book reviews with Dr. Alan Lippman's review titled "Giants of Oncology" (see below). The MHSNJ welcomes submissions for online publication.

All submissions will be reviewed by the website's Book Review editorwith the assistance from other MHSNJ members who are knowledgeable in the subject being reviewed. 

If you are a member who is interested in becoming a subject matter expert for book reviews, please contact our Secretary. 

If you have a book that you would like us to review, please send our Secretary a description of your book and how it pertains to the history of medicine and/or the history of medicine in New Jersey.

    Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything, by Randi Hutter Epstein
    Reviewed by: Flora Campos Cornfield, PhD

    Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital, by David Oshinsky
    Reviewed by
    : Alan Lippman, MD

    The Death of Cancer, by Vincent T. Devita Jr., MD and Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
    Reviewed by: Alan Lippman, MD

    The First Cell: and the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last, by Azra Raza. 
    Reviewed by; Alan Lippman, MD

    Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin’s Disease, by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs
    Reviewed by: Alan Lippman, MD

    Jonas Salk: A Life, by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs
    Reviewed by
    : Alan Lippman, MD

    Poliomyelitis: Newark 1916 “The Grip of Terror”, by Sandra Moss
    Reviewed by
    : Alan Lippman, MD

    The Winter Soldier, by Daniel Mason
    Reviewed by
    : Alan Lippman, MD

    Writing the Pulse: The Origins and Career of the Sphygmograph and Its American Masters, by Sandra Moss
    Reviewed by
    : Allen B. Weisse, MD, FACC


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