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  • A work of exhilarating scope and relevance to this infected moment in the body politic. Inflamed mixes medicine, argument, and metaphor into a post-pandemic poultice: reading it is the first step in the deep medicine it prescribes. What a rare and powerful experience to feel a book in your very body.

    Naomi Klein, author of On Fire
  • Provocative and thought provoking. . . a reckoning with modern medicine . . . At each physiological juncture, the co-authors relate the malfunctions of human biology to the inadequacies of our political and economic systems

    Andrew Zaleski, GQ
  • A compelling book on the social and environmental roots of our poor health... the writers combine their respective expertise to analyse the workings of these cells and organs, and to interrogate how they have been disrupted by our modern constructs of capitalism, colonialism, extractivism and individualism, amongst others

    Rachel Andrews, Irish Times
  • Urgent, impeccably researched . . . a subversive political analysis . . . remarkably lucid

    Aarathi Prasad, Guardian
  • A remarkably powerful analysis . . . compelling detail . . . a revolutionary book that calls for courageous action to dismantle those structures that harm the health of people and the planet and to rebuild ones that centre care

    Aletha Maybank, The Lancet
  • At last! A book about medicine and healthcare that is holistic in the broadest sense in that it integrates histories of colonialism, conflict and inequality with alternative forms of knowledge. And all that while remaining compellingly readable and engaging.

    Amitav Ghosh, author of Jungle Nama and Gun Island
  • Science and medicine are often treated as fields that are subtracted from social movements, separate from the struggle for power that billions of human beings are embroiled in and abstracted from the material conditions around us. Luckily for us, Rupa Marya and Raj Patel are out here making these connections and encouraging us to see these as processes we all must take ownership of as we fight to have control of our surroundings. This book is on fire.

    Boots Riley, frontperson for The Coup and Writer/Director of Sorry to Bother You
  • A critique of the wreckage of capitalism and colonialism for our time--beautifully written, storytelling at its best. This book can change your life.

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
  • Compelling reading... It encourages both clinicians and members of the public to look at their health intrinsically linked to other people, their own community, the environment, as well as the politics and economics of their country, and more broadly, the world

    Dipesh Gopal, BJGP Life
  • Inflamed takes the reader on a journey deep inside the human body . . . In doing so, it reveals how external inequalities affect these systems and cause serious harm

    Layla Liverpool, New Scientist

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