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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite
Life and Death by John Durbin Husher is a non-fiction guide with the intention of educating readers on 'The History of Overcoming Disease and What it Tells Us About Our Present Increasing Life Expectancy as a Result of Present Day Actions.' Husher delivers a comprehensive look into the complex evolution of humanity's progress toward living longer. The emphasis is on the scientific community and individuals with the greatest degree of impact on modern health that, in turn, has led to longer life expectancy. These include, but are by no means limited to, innovative microbiology, emphasis on research, engineering and technological advancements, physics and disease mutation, genetics, lifestyle, and medication, among many other topics.
As a woman in a family that has a 100% breast cancer affliction rate going back multiple generations on my maternal side, I was of the first generation of women with medical choices - however extreme - to try to circumvent death before the age of 45. Here I am, the eldest and first of my generation not to get breast cancer. Life and Death by John Durbin Husher is a book I found to be deeply personal, which is rare in a text written with an academic voice. I was most drawn to the section on The New Mammogram and a look into the BRCA genes and the preventive action the actress Angelina Jolie took. I did as well even though I do not have any presently known genetic markers. Husher is detailed without falling into the trap of loquaciousness and the information is wonderfully accessible. I have no doubt Husher's work will go down a treat with history and science enthusiasts but I hope it will also cross genre barriers as a resource to any reader with an interest in the quality of life and how we got here. Recommended.