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The dirty life : on farming, food, and love / Kristin Kimball.

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  The dirty life : on farming, food, and love / Kristin Kimball. Documents the first year spent by the Harvard-graduate author with her new husband on their sustainable farm in the Adirondacks, describing how she withdrew from big-city life to be married in their barn loft, the difficult obstacles they faced attempting to provide a whole diet for one ... Read More »

Unaccountable : what hospitals won’t tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care / Marty Makary.

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  Unaccountable : what hospitals won’t tell you and how transparency can revolutionize health care / Marty Makary. “Dr. Marty Makary is co-developer of the life-saving checklist outlined in Atul Gawande’s bestselling The Checklist Manifesto. As a busy surgeon who has worked in many of the best hospitals in the nation, he can testify to the amazing power of modern ... Read More »

God’s hotel : a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine / Victoria Sweet.

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  God’s hotel : a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine / Victoria Sweet. “San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hotel-Dieu (God’s Hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves–”anyone who had fallen, or, often, ... Read More »