Arrowsmith

Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: Signet Classic
ISBN: 0451530861
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel recounts the story of a Midwestern physician who is forced to give up his profession due to the ignorance, corruption, and greed of society.

Arrowsmith

Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher:
ISBN: 0847907813
Size: 14.64 MB
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After years of work as a small town doctor and a research scientist, Arrowsmith heads for the West Indies with a serum to halt an epidemic. A tragic turn of events forces him to come to terms with his career and his personal life.

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

Author: Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451607956
Size: 12.17 MB
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Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, stubborn—or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, and was physically uncoordinated. She could make no sense of an analogue clock. But by relying on her formidable memory and iron will, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to “fix” her own brain. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from her more than thirty years of working with both children and adults. Recent discoveries in neuroscience have conclusively demonstrated that, by engaging in certain mental tasks or activities, we actually change the structure of our brains—from the cells themselves to the connections between cells. The capability of nerve cells to change is known as neuroplasticity, and Arrowsmith-Young has been putting it into practice for decades. With great inventiveness, after combining two lines of research, Barbara developed unusual cognitive calisthenics that radically increased the functioning of her weakened brain areas to normal and, in some areas, even above-normal levels. She drew on her intellectual strengths to determine what types of drills were required to target the specific nature of her learning problems, and she managed to conquer her cognitive deficits. Starting in the late 1970s, she has continued to expand and refine these exercises, which have benefited thousands of individuals. Barbara founded Arrowsmith School in Toronto in 1980 and then the Arrowsmith Program to train teachers and to implement this highly effective methodology in schools all over North America. Her work is revealed as one of the first examples of neuroplasticity’s extensive and practical application. The idea that self-improvement can happen in the brain has now caught fire. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain powerfully and poignantly illustrates how the lives of children and adults struggling with learning disorders can be dramatically transformed. This remarkable book by a brilliant pathbreaker deepens our understanding of how the brain works and of the brain’s profound impact on how we participate in the world. Our brains shape us, but this book offers clear and hopeful evidence of the corollary: we can shape our brains.

Martin Arrowsmith

Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473375062
Size: 11.35 MB
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This volume contains Sinclair Lewis’s 1925 novel, "Martin Arrowsmith". It tells the story of an aspiring scientist who goes from a small Midwest town to the highest levels of the scientific community. Masterfully written and utterly engaging, "Martin Arrowsmith" is recommended for the discerning reader, and is a must-have for collectors of Lewis's work. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1926, but Sinclair refused to accept the award. Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Arrowsmith

Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN:
Size: 13.19 MB
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The story of a doctor who struggles to maintain his integrity.

Arrowsmith

Author:
Publisher: Cliff Notes
ISBN: 0822002019
Size: 11.62 MB
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Lewis's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel recounts the story of a doctor who becomes an isolated seeker of scientific truth after he is forced to give up his trade for reasons ranging from public ignorance to the publicity-mindedness of a great foundation. Revised reissue.