Book Review: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’ It has been a long time since anything has…

Book Review: Queer London by Matt Houlbrook

Hi all! Welcome to yet another book review on this here blog, a blog dedicated to all things, medical, scientific, and historical. This week, we’re going to be looking at a book that, in many ways, made the greatest impact upon my studies last semester and continues to stick with me into the current day….

Book Review: Blood & Guts: A Short History of Medicine

Hello all, And welcome to yet another book review on our beloved blog bloodbonesandbodies, in which we discuss all things medical, scientific, and historical. This post series was designed to allow both Chris and I the opportunity to talk about what we’ve been reading in the down time between being students and generally being adults. This time,…

Book Review: The House of God by Samuel Shem

*Some small spoilers, nothing that ruins the storyline though* I was told that one must read this book three times throughout their medical career; once as a student, once as an intern, and once as a consultant. The fact that this book, full of incredibly dark humour and hilarious anecdotes, can continue to be relevant…