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he first state-level medical history society to have a website.  Our goal is to promote interest, research, and writing in medical history, and we are dedicated to the discussion and enjoyment of the history of medicine and allied fields.

  

Book Reviews

    America's First Plague: The deadly 1793 epidemic that crippled a young nation, by Robert P. Watson

    Reviewed by: Dennis Cornfield, M.D.

    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

    Building Schools Making Doctors: Architecture and the Modern American Physician, by Katherine L. Carroll
    Reviewed by
    : Alan Lippman, MD

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

    Reviewed: Richard Marfuggi, MD, FACS, DMH

    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

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

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

    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 Essex College of Medicine and Surgery: The Long Gestation, Troubled Life, and Early Death of New Jersey's First Medical School, by Sandra Moss
    Reviewed by: Dennis Cornfield, MD

    FDR Unmasked: 73 Years of Medical Cover-ups that Rewrote History, by Steven Lomazow 

    Reviewed by: Vincent J. Cirillo, Ph.D


    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, MD

    Health Matters: A New View of Human History, by George J. Hill
    Reviewed by: Alan Lippman, MD

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

    Immunity Strong: Boost Your Natural Healing Power and Live to 100, by Robert Lahita
    Reviewed by: Alan Lippman, MD

    In Search of Mary Seacole: The Making of a Black Cultural Icon and Humanitarian, by Helen Rappaport
    Reviewed by: Richard A Marfuggi, MD, FACS, DMH

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

    Letters to My Son in Prison: How a Father and Son Found Forgiveness for an Unforgivable Crime, by Ken Guidroz

    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


    Murder by Degrees: A Mystery, by Ritu Mukerji

    Reviewed by: Frederic Pachman, AHIP

    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


    Surgeon's Journey: A Venturesome Life, by George J. Hill, M.D., D.Litt., Foreword by Alan J. Lippman, M.D., FACP, and Sandra Moss, M.D., M.A.

    Reviewed by: Karen M. Reeds, PhD, FLS


    Tell Me When It’s Over: An Insider’s Guide to Deciphering Covid Myths and Navigating Our Post-Pandemic World, by Paul A. Offit, MD

    Reviewed by: Sandra Moss, 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, by 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, by George Hill
    Reviewed by: Sandra Moss, MD

    When the "Dead" Rose in Britain: Premature Burial and the Misdiagnosis of Death During the Enlightenment, by Nicole C. Salomone
    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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