Book Reviews

Book Reviews

From Pap Smear to HPV Vaccine: The Cervical Cancer Prevention Industry

"Dr. Sin Hang Lee, former associate professor at Yale University and ex-resident at Cornell University’s Cornell Medical Center, is one of the most excellent virologists in the contemporary global medical community. I recommend his book, titled “From Pap Smear to HPV Vaccine -- the Cervical Cancer Prevention Industry,” wholeheartedly. This book should be studied by all university medical professors and students across the world as a sort of the most authoritative “Bible” in the HPV vaccine-associated adverse reaction field because its author, backed by his deep knowledge of molecular biology and vital functions of codons and consequences of its translation and transcription, elucidates reasons and causes of ultra-wide-anging types of adverse reactions that also show up at recipients of HPV vaccines. READ MORE..."
Dr. Harumi Kuno-Sakai
M.D. Former Pediatrics Professor at Tokai University’s School of Medicine

Communication and Mental Health Promotion in Early Childhood Education

This book makes a significant contribution to international literature on communication and mental health promotion in an early childhood education context. More specifically, this book presents in-depth insights into the dynamics of communication and the capacity of developing mental health promotion within the context of preschool and early childhood education. The book, although not a teacher’s guide, provides useful information that will help teachers, parents, caregivers, professionals of psychology and sociology fields as well as student teachers to better understand such issues as communication problems and mental health promotion, which, unfortunately are quite prevalent in schools, even in the early grades. The chapters offer theoretical originality along with practical ideas that help inform the careful reader. Thus, from theory to practice and back again, this book will reward readers, who will better understand the centrality of interpersonal relationships and communication through mental health promotion. Such an understanding is quite crucial in improving teaching and parenting quality in most, if not all, of their issues.

Biochemistry and Biochemists: Who Were They and What Did They Discover?

"The authors have created an interesting blend of life stories, science and history that shape Biochemistry today. The series of questions and answers keeps the text and figures fun and accessible for all to enjoy and teaches us that the road to discovery is an exciting adventure that never ceases to amaze. Recommended to anyone who is curious about how these important pioneers over their lifetime helped uncover the molecular basis of life itself."
Elliott Stollar
University of Liverpool
Great Britain

"Due to pressures at work, I only had time to dip into a selection of the chapters, but I found that I was hard pressed to put this book down. Apart from the obvious relevance of these amazing researchers’ work, what I also found totally absorbing were the little personal details that the authors have uncovered. I hope others get as much pleasure as I did reading this book!"
Nick Wright, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Wingate University

Fluency and Its’ Bases

"The comprehensive information contained in this book is a result of a collaboration of esteemed students and colleagues sharing years of clinical and research experience for the purpose of expanding knowledge and understanding of different facets related to speech fluency in children and adults. Culminating decades of innovative teaching and research by an acknowledged master of the profession, Dr. S.R. Savitri’s book crystallizes into a unified whole, a multidisciplinary subject of broad scope, great richness, and enormous practical importance. Each chapter in this book provides the necessary foundations for students, clinicians and researchers. Must-read primer for anyone who is interested in carrying out evidence-based practice with their clients with fluency disorders should have a copy of this book and refer to it frequently."
Teralandur K. Parthasarathy, Ph.D.
Former Professor and Chair
Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville, IL

"Fluency and Its' Bases is written by Dr. S. R. Savithri, a highly accomplished and multi award winning researcher, clinician and educator in the area of Speech sciences and Speech pathology. Stuttering is a complex speech disorder, and, to appreciate the complexities of this disorder, one must have a good understanding of fluency. In this book, Fluency and Its Bases, Dr. Savithri has done an excellent job in analyzing fluency from a multidimensional perspective. This is the first comprehensive book to analyze and summarize the body of work done on fluency both nationally (within India) and internationally. This comprehensive book on fluency and its disorders is an essential reading for students, teachers and researchers in the field of communication disorders. This book, organized into eight main chapters and a summary in chapter nine, provides a comprehensive coverage of fluency. Starting with a clear explanation of fluency and its development, the reader is then guided through various bases of fluency including relevant theories and literature. These chapters elucidate bases of fluency including anatomical and physiological, acoustic, genetic, linguistic, psychological, and prosodic bases. Readers will appreciate the history of research as well as the current state of the art research regarding the various dimensions of fluency."
Sreedevi Aithal, PhD, MSc., MPH., M(Aud)SA
Consultant Audiologist
Adjunct lecturer- James Cook University
Adjunct lecturer – University of Queensland
Department of Audiology
Townsville University Hospital

Chalcones and Their Synthetic Analogs

Chalcones is a collective name of natural and synthetic compounds with a 1,3-diaryl-2-propen-1-one moiety. Natural chalcones are biogenetic precursors of the flavonoids in higher plants. They belong to one of the major classes of naturally occurring compounds with widespread distribution in different plant families. Natural and synthetic chalcones display a wide variety of pharmacological effects, including antibacterial, antiprotozoal, antimalarial, anti-inflammatory activities, cytotoxicity towards cancer cell-lines, antitumor, and antitumor-promoting, activities. The chalcone scaffold is one of the natural privileged structures, which possess geometry suitable for decoration with side chains, such that the resulting products bind to different target proteins. The present contribution summarizes an up-to-date summary of their synthetic methods, UV, IR and MS characterization, covalent and noncovalent interactions under cellular conditions, as well as antimalarial and anti-inflammatory actions of natural and synthetic derivatives. Synthesis and spectroscopic properties of not only chalcones but their conformationally restricted analogs are also discussed. Furthermore, synthetic methods and biological activities of C5-curcuminoids, a class of compounds with the related 3-aryl-2-propen-1-one moiety, are summarized. The respective chapters discuss the known structure-to-spectroscopic characteristic and structure-to-biological activity relationships as well.

Children and Young Adult Headache Disorders: A Clinical Guide

"FULL STORY OF HEADACHE: Drs. Qaiser and Lightner have written a thorough, but easily readable text that covers the full story of headaches. Starting from a historical perspective to the latest treatments that have been developed, the topics are sure to provide the answers needed to evaluate and manage children, adolescents and young adults with headaches. For the general clinician, this reference will provide you with the answers needed while your patient is there in the room, while also giving you the foundation for your decisions. This book will provide you and your patients with the answers to make sure that they are in control of their headaches and not the other way around."
Andrew Hershey, MD
World Leading Pediatric Headache Expert

"PHILOSOPHY OF THIS BOOK: This book's philosophy is to inform with a narrative, our current understanding of headache disorders. The book equips the reader with the necessary knowledge to discuss headache disorders in children. This book is a pleasurable read for busy clinicians and parents who like to be well informed."
Siddharth Kapoor, MD
The Headache Specialist

Leukemia. Radiation. Chornobyl (Oncohematological Consequences of the Chornobyl Catastrophe)

"This work carried out by Professor Daniil F. Gluzman and his colleagues from the R.E. Kavetsky Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology of Kyiy, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on the consequences of the Chornobyl disaster in 1986 on the incidence of hematologic malignancies in the most affected regions in Ukraine should be praised. A difficult endeavor given the scarcity of local registries for different diseases. The authors for the first time report a trend towards an increase in some forms of leukemia, in particular acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and, possibly, also of myelodysplastic syndromes following the Chornobyl tragedy. While the data on AML were expected, the evidence of an increase in CLL cases is probably a surprise and the effect of long-lived radionuclide contamination on chronic B-cell malignancies deserves further investigation. The book contains also a detailed description on the available literature data. From the survivors of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, to nuclear weapon tests and radiation accidents, and their possible association with malignant diseases. Finally, a chapter is dedicated to biomarkers of radiation-associated leukemogenesis. In essence a comprehensive book on the potential consequences of nuclear leaks that ties together literature data, biomarkers and the first evidence of the consequences of the Chornobyl explosion on the occurrence of hematologic malignancies. A book that in my opinion should be made broadly available to the medical community, but also to the general public. Global awareness and information have become a crucial part of our existence and wellbeing today and more so tomorrow."
Robin Foà
Professor of Hematology
Sapienza University
Rome, Italy

From Pap Smear to HPV Vaccine: The Cervical Cancer Prevention Industry

This book is for those who have eyes to see and the moral constitution to know.”
James Lyons-Weiler, PhD
The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge

This book summarizes different approaches to cervical cancer prevention currently used or proposed to be used in the United States. The author claims that the purpose of this book is to uncover the flaws of some of these approaches so that the readers as informed healthcare consumers can maintain the personal dignity, respect and autonomy they deserve in order to protect their own health and lives and those of their loved ones. After reading through the chapters of the book, this reviewer finds the author has accomplished his mission with ample factual and science-based evidence. Since these approaches to cervical cancer prevention are also widely used around the world, this book is also recommended for readers in other English-speaking countries."
Professor Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP, MaACR
Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases Sheba Medical Center (Affiliated to Tel-Aviv University), Israel
Past Incumbent of the Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Editor-in-chief, Autoimmunity Reviews

“I recommend his book wholeheartedly. This book should be studied by all university medical professors and students across the world as a sort of the most authoritative “Bible” in the HPV vaccine-associated adverse reaction field because its author, backed by his deep knowledge of molecular biology and vital functions of codons and consequences of its translation and transcription, elucidates reasons and causes of ultra-wide-ranging types of adverse reactions that also show up at recipients of HPV vaccines. The adverse reactions of HPV vaccines sometimes manifest themselves as extremely serious and painful side-effects affecting recipient girls’ and young women’s central nerve system to the point of devastating and crippling such recipient girls. Some of such girls ended up committing suicide in my country and in other countries too amidst their intense sufferings resulting from HPV vaccine injections and their consequences at their brains and other key portions of the central nerve system.”
Professor Harumi Kuno-Sakai, MD
Former President of the Japanese Society of Clinical Virology
Former Executive Editor-in-Chief, The Clinical Virology
Former pediatrics and public health professor at Tokai University School of Medicine
Ex-immunology researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

“This book should be required reading for every person on the planet. The eminent Dr. Sin Hang Lee takes his readers on a well-documented look inside the creation of a cervical cancer prevention industry. How did physicians mutate from providing patients with a proven safe and effective means of controlling cervical cancer to using methods based on promises from pharmaceutical manufacturers? Are these promises scientifically proven? How did the general public come to trust promises from the medical industrial complex as scientifically proven facts? Who are the real beneficiaries of these transitions? Learning the answers to these questions could save you or someone you love from becoming the next victim of prescriptions for profit.”
Norma Erickson
Founder and President of SaneVax, Inc.

Physiotherapeutic Management of Patellofemoral Pain

"The title of this book is physiotherapeutic management of patellofemoral pain, yet the detailed chapters provide information for a much wider range of health care clinicians such as physicians, students, athletic trainers, podiatrists, academics and physiotherapists who study patellofemoral pain and who are likely to examine and treat those with this condition. This book has been written mainly by a team of academic and clinical based physiotherapists. The eleven chapters provide a comprehensive guide and explanation of the many treatment modalities and programs available for patellofemoral pain."
Professor Michael Callaghan
Manchester Metropolitan University
United Kingdom

"I highly recommend a book, which is titled “Physiotheurapeutic Management of Patellofemoral Pain”. The clinicians refer to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome as the “the black hole of orthopedics” because treatment approaches that produce successful outcomes for those afflicted continues to elude them. I think that the editors have completed a significant deficiency with this book, which includes the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome. In the present book, not only basic issues such as anatomy, biomechanics, pathophysiology, and assessment but also detailed physiotherapy approaches are discussed in every respect. I sincerely congratulate precious editors and authors of the book who support the book for this careful and wonderful study, which I believe that academics, students, and clinicians will find answers to every question they are looking for."
Defne Kaya, Professor, PT, PhD
Bursa Uludag University

The Essential Anatomy of the Doctor – Patient Relationship

The Essential Anatomy of the Doctor – Patient Relationship fuses the mix of art and science that is at the core of medicine. Using stories culled from his long career as an internist, he demonstrates how listening to patient stories is the portal to diagnosis and the establishment of trust. It is as though William Osler joined William Carlos Williams at the bedside.”
Thomas Duffy, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine/Hematology
Yale University

“The doctor-patient relationship is at the heart of medicine. Dr. Keating clearly articulates the essential elements – the anatomy – that forge this relationship, and using patient stories drawn from his many years of clinical practice makes it real and understandable. This is a must read for aspiring physicians, seasoned physicians in practice and, of course, their patients. It is a book that every physician will want on their bookshelf so they can reread it multiple times.”
Bruce M. Koeppen, MD, PhD
Frank H. Netter, School of Medicine
Quinnipiac University