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Zoobiquity : The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health
by Barbara Natterson-horowitz and Kathryn Bowers


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New York Times Bestseller
A Discover Magazine Best Book of 2012
An O, The Oprah Magazine Summer Reading Pick
Finalist, 2013 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

Do animals overeat?  Read more...


 
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More About Zoobiquity by Barbara Natterson-horowitz; Kathryn Bowers
 
 
 
Overview

New York Times Bestseller
A Discover Magazine Best Book of 2012
An O, The Oprah Magazine Summer Reading Pick
Finalist, 2013 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

Do 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780307477439
  • ISBN-10: 0307477436
  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 398


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