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Review: Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison

“Asperger’s is not a disease,” John Elder Robison writes in his new memoir. “It’s a way of being. There is no cure, nor is there a need for one.” Asperger’s syndrome is often described as a mild or high-functioning form of autism. The Austrian physician Hans Asperger first described it in the 1940s, but his… Continue reading Review: Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison

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Review: Europe’s Physician: The Various Life of Sir Theodore de Mayerne by Hugh Trevor-Roper

“Truth is the criterion of historical study,” wrote G.M. Trevelyan, “but its impelling motive is poetic. Its poetry consists in its being true. There we find the synthesis of the literary and scientific views of history.” Hugh Trevor-Roper’s posthumous biography of Sir Theodore de Mayerne illustrates this synthesis with a style not spinning on its… Continue reading Review: Europe’s Physician: The Various Life of Sir Theodore de Mayerne by Hugh Trevor-Roper