What to Read in September

Explore the bizarre attempts to reanimate the dead or look 300 years into the future to see how Western civilization is faring.

Shocked By David Casarett Thanks to advances in medicine, there’s dead and then there’s really dead. Physician and academic Casarett takes readers on a guided tour of the increasingly broad gray area between those two states. From early, bizarre attempts at resuscitation to disturbing lab experiments and painful decisions about removing a loved one’s ventilator, Casarett covers the gamut of technological advances and their consequences. Shocked has a conversational, often play...

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