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Zoobiquity : The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health - (Paperback)

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New York Times BestsellerA Discover Magazine Best Book of 2012An O, The Oprah Magazine “Summer Reading” PickFinalist, 2013 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science BooksDo animals overeat? Get breast cancer? Have fainting spells? Inspired by an eye-opening consultation at the Los Angeles Zoo, which revealed that a monkey experienced the same symptoms of heart failure as her human patients, cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz embarked upon a project that would reshape how she practiced medicine. Beginning with the above questions, she began informally researching every affliction that she encountered in humans to learn whether it happened with animals, too. And usually, it did: dinosaurs suffered from brain cancer, koalas can catch chlamydia, reindeer seek narcotic escape in hallucinogenic mushrooms, stallions self-mutilate, and gorillas experience clinical depression. Natterson-Horowitz and science writer Kathryn Bowers have dubbed this pan-species approach to medicine zoobiquity. Here, they present a revelatory understanding of what animals can teach us about the human body and mind, exploring how animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal patients of all species.

Number of Pages: 398
Genre: Science, Medical
Sub-Genre: Diseases
Series Title: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Barbara Natterson-Horowitz & Kathryn Bowers
Language: English
Street Date: April 9, 2013
TCIN: 14426549
UPC: 9780307477439
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-0483
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