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Book Review – An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology, Second edition

Authors: Michael Wilkinson and Richard E. Brown Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 479 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani This second edition released in 2015 contains updates as well as new data and information that have been discovered since first edition was published in 1994. As we usually do, based on what medical specialists inform us what helps them most when they read reviews, we begin our book reviews by simply providing the list of chapters (and in some cases, sections that group together the chapters) in each book. So these are the 15 chapter titles: Classification of chemical...

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Book Review – Atlas of Gross Neuropathology – A Practical Approach

Authors: Kathreena M. Kurian, Tim H. Moss, and Sandra Camelo-Piragua Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 234 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Galen (129 AD – 200 / 216 AD), commonly known as the ‘Father of Medicine’, and the first known physician, was also the first pathologist because he dissected the cadavers of monkeys whom he believed had internal organs similar to humans. At that time, the ruling authorities strictly prohibited the dissection of human bodies. Galen therefore advised his students to examine the bodies of Roman gladiators who were killed. He was known also for his ‘squealing pig...

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Book Review – European Consumer Protection – Theory and Practice

Editors: James Devenney and Mel Kenney Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 462 pagers Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram The European Union has over the years, taken strong actions against U.S. tech giants for what it calls ‘antitrust behavior’. Recently, the EU’s ‘competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager singled out Amazon, whose 2019 revenues were over $280 billion, for taking advantage of data it gathered from its own independent sellers on its e-commerce platform to compete against them in selling the same products they sell, at lower prices. The Associated Press published these two reports on November 10, 2020 from London: “The...

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Book Review – Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior

Editors: Lance Workman, Will Reader, and Jerome H. Barkow Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 561 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani This is a wide-ranging book on the evolution of many types of human behavior, something that the evolutionist Charles Darwin predicted. The editors – Lance Workman, Will Reader, and Jerome H. Barkow – quote him as writing: “In the distant future I see open fields for more important researches. Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation.” Eighty people, mainly in universities, from 10 countries...

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Book Review – Geriatric Forensic Medicine and Pathology

Editors: Kim A. Collins and Roger W. Byard Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 663 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani The average age of people in industrialized countries has been increasing, the editors of this book, (published in 2020) writes Harold Sanchez, the author of chapter 1 of this book edited by Kim A. Collins and Roger W. Byard. In the 2014 Canadian Census, the number of senior citizens (defined as 60 years of age or older) was for the first time, larger than those who were under 14. In Japan the number of people over 60 is more...

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