A leading psychiatrist and bioethicist draws on historical research, family experiences and the latest focus on Alzheimer's in a cultural and medical history of dementia that urgently calls for a return to care-oriented approaches.
The former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens reveals the lesser-known passion for mathematics that inspired his double life as an athlete and scholar, sharing insights into how his bifurcated insights impacted pivotal events, including the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
A narrative investigation into the generic drug boom by an award-winning Fortune reporter draws on exclusive accounts and extensive confidential FDA documents to expose life-threatening practices of global fraud, data manipulation and unsafe medicine production. 150,000 first printing.
The author of Brooklyn Zoo examines why parental work is still largely performed by women regardless of profession or class, drawing on a range of expert insights to identify three sources of unequal labor division in parenting. 40,000 first printing.
Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America
The author of the Pulitzer finalist, Great Fortune, examines how eugenics and government-supported anti-immigration initiatives in the 1920s changed policies to ban discriminated-against groups from the U.S. for more than 40 years. 125,000 first printing.
A memoir about how the essential parts of one young woman's early life — her mother's work as an anesthesiologist and her spiritual practice — led her to become a doctor and to question the premise that medicine exists to prolong life at all costs. Were patients' lives being saved, or merely prolonged? What did doctors understand when patients use words like "warrior," "survive," "recover"? Eventually, Puri's questions led her to palliative care — a new field, one at work translating the border between medical intervention and quality of life care. That Good Night shares Puri's own stories along with her patients' to reveal a nuanced and optimistic portrait of medicine and hospitalization.
Documents the unfulfilled 1980s quest to identify the biological basis of mental illness, documenting the cultural upheavals, activism, public policy change, rivalries, and profit-mongering that shaped efforts to address mental illness with biochemical treatments.
Blends historical analysis with on-the-ground reporting to examine the relevance of modern conspiracy theories, discussing how contemporary social conditions have created a climate of alienation and resentment that fuels suspicion and paranoia.
One of the leading minds of contemporary physics and the author of The Trouble With Physics provides a daring new vision of quantum theory.
Shares cautionary insights into how emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and robotics, are being developed through fervent ideologies that are threatening the diversity of human experience.