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  • A big-picture forecast of how medicine stands on the threshold of a revolution that will radically change all of our lives ... Davis is a polar opposite of the typecast propeller-hatted futurologist. He is beguilingly informal and affably humorous

    The Times
  • A perfect blend of cutting-edge science and compelling storytelling. Daniel Davis has a rare knack for making complex science comprehensible and thrilling

    BILL BRYSON
  • An extraordinary journey that reveals the magnificence, intricacy and beauty of the human body, fundamentally changing the way we see ourselves. Masterful

    ALICE ROBERTS
  • A beautifully rendered picture of the startling new discoveries in human biology which are radically altering our understanding of how we function and what our future holds

    BRIAN COX
  • What we now know about the human body would seem magical to people just a hundred years ago. Davis takes us on a grand voyage to see how we reached our current state of understanding, along the way interweaving the accounts of amazing discoveries with the very human stories of the many scientists who made them possible. It often reads like a detective story and anyone interested in biology will learn much from this enjoyable book

    VENKI RAMAKRISHNAN, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry and author of Gene Machine
  • Reading The Secret Body is like spending time with an eloquent, well-connected and entertaining enthusiast who has intimate knowledge of the secret worlds that lie within all of us

    Roger Highfield
  • As David Attenborough opens our goggling eyes to the natural world without, so Daniel Davis brings us face to face with the stunningly clever and, yes, beautiful world within ... One of those books that makes you look at everything human in a new, challenging and thrilling way

    Stephen Fry on The Beautiful Cure
  • One of the best accounts I have yet come across of the nature of biological science and discovery

    Henry Marsh on The Beautiful Cure
  • Lucid and entertaining … Much as Siddhartha Mukherjee did in his book The Gene, Davis expertly weaves together human stories and scientific endeavour

    The Times on The Beautiful Cure
  • A terrific book by a consummate storyteller and scientific expert

    Guardian on The Beautiful Cure

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