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Extremely good., 7 April 2013
This book is fantastic. I approached it with some trepidation expecting a barrage of science and medical terms that I would find impossible understand and while it is true that there is some of that it is the authors gift that he is able to explain these terms in way that a lay person can understand and grasp with relative ease. He tells the story of the onward March of medical science against its greatest foe,death, and how medical pioneers refuse to give in without a fight against the inevitable.
It is clear the author has lived a quite extraordinary life achieving much in what is his pursuit for the knowledge of what it is that makes the human body so fragile and yet so resilient in the face of the perils of existence, and he considers what is needed to prolong it when the chances of survival seem slim. It also makes you realize just how lucky you are to make it to old age considering just how much there is out there to get you.
This is a well written , informative book that no one will be disappointed to read and I thoroughly recommend it. You won't be disappointed.