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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.

Click here for our Book Review Guidelines.

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

    Catching the Worm: Towards Ending River Blindness, and Reflections on My Life, by William C. Campbell with Claire O’Connell
    Reviewed by: Vincent J Cirillo, PhD

    Chasing My Cure: A Doctor's Race to Turn Hope into Action, by David Fajgenbaum
    Reviewed by: Alan Lippman, MD

    Covid Ramblings: A Medical Historian's Digressions, by Michael Nevins
    Reviewed by: Sandra Moss, MD

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

    The Doctors Blackwell, by Janice P. Nimura
    Reviewed by Vincent J. Cirillo, PhD

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

    THE GREAT SECRET: The Classified World War II Disaster that Launched the War on Cancer, by Jennet Conant
    Reviewed by: Michael Nevins

    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

    The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1: The Man Who Got Away, by Lise Pearlman
    Reviewed by: Vincent J Cirillo, PhD

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

    ROLLING WITH PATTON:  The Letters and Photographs of Field Director Gerald L. Hill, 303rd Infantry Regiment, 97th “Trident” Division, 1943-1945, by George J. Hill
    Reviewed by: Alan J. Lippman, MD

    Voices From the Bialystock Ghetto, by Michael Nevins
    Reviewed by: Alan Lippman, MD

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

    Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration, Christine Montross
    Reviewed by: Alan J. Lippman, MD

    War Letters 1917 - 1918: From Dr. William T. Shoemaker, AEF, in France, and His Family in Philadelphia, George Hill
    Reviewed by: Sandra Moss

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

    The Case of The Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer, by Dean Jobb. 

    Reviewed: Richard Marfuggi, MD, FACS, DMH                                                                                                                                                              

    Damage: The Untold Story of Brain Trauma in Boxing, by Tris Dixon. 

    Reviewed by: Vincent J. Cirillo, Ph.D.                                

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