Book Review: Brain on Fire (Cahalan)

Brain on Fire © 2012 Author: Susannah Cahalan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Memoir Subgenre: Medical       Reviewer: Sara Synopsis: Twenty-four year-old Susannah Cahalan woke in a hospital bed with no memory of how she came to be there. Over the course of a few weeks, her life disintegrated. Brain on Fire tells…

Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Skloot)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Author: Rebecca Skloot Publisher: Crown Publishers (division of Random House) Genre: Non-fiction Medical Books, Biography & Memoir Subgenres: Medical Ethics, Cell Biology Reviewer: Sara     Synopsis: Sixty-five years ago, cells from a thirty year-old poor African-American woman at Johns Hopkins Hospital were removed before a radium treatment for her cervical…