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"Ellen More's Beating the Odds: The University of Massachusetts Medical School, A History is that rare institutional history which is candid, engaging, thought provoking and, rarest of all, very readable. Writing from the inside, More demonstrates unusual objectivity and frankness which make Beating the Odds an important book for anyone interested in the challenges of shaping a public institution in an administratively complex, technologically dynamic, and intensely competitive environment."
"This book provides groundbreaking answers to the most important questions about addiction. Dr. Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has studied the science of addictions for twenty years, reveals how we can tap into the very processes that encourage addictive behaviors in order to step out of them. He describes the mechanisms of habit and addiction formation, then explains how the practice of mindfulness can interrupt these habits. Weaving together patient stories, his own experience with mindfulness practice, and current scientific findings from his own lab and others, Dr. Brewer offers a path for moving beyond our cravings, reducing stress, and ultimately living a fuller life."
   
"Dr. Steven Hatch, an infectious disease specialist, first came to Liberia in November 2013 to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians he had served with were dead or unable to work, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Inferno is his account of the epidemic that nearly consumed a nation, as well as its deeper origins." "In this collection of images and stories, Andy Dowd - professional photographer-turned-medical student - gives a glimpse into what happens within the walls of medical school. Once all of that hard work getting into medical school pays off, what happens next? How are young students turned into physicians in just four short years? Andy Dowd uses stunning photographs and emotional, first-hand accounts from the students themselves in an attempt to answer these questions."
   
   
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