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A journalist’s struggle to survive and thrive with epilepsy

Kurt Eichenwald, a New York Times bestselling author and senior writer at Newsweek and the New York Times, tells the heartbreaking yet inspirational story of living a life with epilepsy in his page-turning memoir, A Mind Unraveled.

Got Milk?

From the author of Salt and Cod comes a new installment in food history. Milk! – A 10,000 Year Food Fracas abounds with fascinating tidbits about milk throughout history, foods made with milk and milk consumption around the world.

Joining the conversation on race

Drawing from the historical record and telling her own story, Ijeomoa Oluo skillfully uses prose (and often humor) to provide important insights and tangible tips for having conversations about race. As UW Medicine seeks to address healthcare equity, this is an important read for everyone. 

When hamburgers became deadly

For those of us old enough to remember, Jack in the Box is still linked to a Seattle E. coli outbreak in the early 1990s. At the time, it seemed impossible that eating a hamburger could put a child’s life in danger. Now we know better.

Teens and Their Doctors: The Story of the Development of Adolescent Medicine

Henry Berman began his career in adolescent medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in 1971. “One day, one of my patients ran into our clinic, scissors raised high, screaming, ‘I’m going to kill Dr. Berman.’

Old habits die hard…don’t they?

In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, helps us understand this universal truth by showing us why habits exist, how they work, and how you can change them if you really want to.

A London Cholera Epidemic Turns Science on its Head

The Ghost Map tells of a time when the cause of most infectious diseases was still not yet known.

A Darkly Humorous Look at Growing up With Asperger’s

In "Look Me in the Eye," John Elder Robison provides us with a fascinating account of what it’s like to navigate life, work and relationships with Asperger’s (now called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).