The Body is the Hero by Ronald J. Glasser
Approx. 88,960 words.
Published on March 4, 2012.
This is the amazing story of what happens when the immune system goes haywire. Reading like a scientific thriller, the book intertwines science with history to describe the discoveries and flashes of brilliance of men such as Semmelweise and Pasteur, and the modern-day struggles of doctors and researchers to pry out why the immune system saves one person and kills another. The book also recounts a