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Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood

“This beguiling brew of fascinating scientific facts and illuminating, poignant anecdotes makes Five Quarts something like blood itself: vital and pulsing with energy.”
–Entertainment Weekly

From ancient Rome, where gladiators drank the blood of vanquished foes to gain strength and courage, to modern-day laboratories, where machines test blood for diseases and scientists search for elusive cures, Bill Hayes takes us on a whirlwind journey through history, literature, mythology, and science by way of the great red river that runs five quarts strong through our bodies. Hayes also recounts the impact of the vital fluid in his daily life, from growing up in a household of five sisters and their monthly cycles to his enduring par

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Question by SeAwAvEs: jobs for doctors of natural medicine/naturopathic doctors?
If you become a Doctor of Natural Medicine or a Naturopathic doctor what kind of jobs do you get?

I mean can these doctors open their own practice? Do they get employment at regular hospitals/health clinics?
do they works at Spas?

Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by taintedxlove
I believe they have their own clinics. Or health spas, and work with RMTs, acupuncturist etc. But I dont think they work in hospitals.

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  1. Joanna Daneman says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Fill’er up! One quart of O-positive, please, September 13, 2005
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    Joanna Daneman (Middletown, DE USA) –
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    Author Hayes mixes science, philosophy and a lot of personal intimacy in this interesting book on blood. A strange subject (though not the strangest around–a recent bestseller is about cadavers.) We have five quarts of the red stuff–hence the title.

    The book starts with Bill getting a cut. But then we go on a journey about hemophila and history (the royal house of Great Britain) and we learn about bloodletting, blood banks, and ultimately the AIDS epidemic.

    While I would prefer more science and less personal information in a treatise on a scientific subject, that’s just me (I studied biology and immunology for quite some years.) But for a non-science-steeped reader, this is a fascinating look at the stuff of life. Recommended, though not for the squeamish.

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  2. Armchair Interviews says:
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    A great surprise, May 5, 2005
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    Armchair Interviews (Minneapolis, MN) –

    Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood by Bill Hayes started because the author cut his finger. What followed is fascinating nonfiction that explores blood through history, literature, science and mythology.

    I must admit that when I first saw the book I wasn’t particularly interested. I couldn’t imagine the subject of blood to be anything but dull and even repulsive. Finally, curiosity got the best of me, and I picked it up and began reading. And I continued reading.

    I couldn’t believe how much there is to know about that vital fluid that runs through every human body. If you’re interested in trivia, or find unique things that you’ve never considered fascinating before, this book is for you. I will never view my wedding ring or barbershop poles in the same way again.

    Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood proves that even a seemingly obscure topic can be enthralling.

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  3. Truro Potter "Paul" says:
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    Informative, Emotional and Provocative, February 24, 2005
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    Truro Potter “Paul” (Truro, MA USA) –

    Bill Hayes has written another winner. He seamlessly weaves together a history of blood with personal reflections from his own life. Hayes explores and explains how man’s understanding of blood developed not only in science but also the meaning of blood through time in our cultural, social and religious life. I found this aspect of the book educational and fascinating.

    At the same time, Hayes interweaves reflections and experiences from his own childhood and adult life. These reflections are laugh out-loud funny, heartbreakingly sad and profoundly intimate. In particular he focuses on his experience as a gay man in the age of AIDS and his long term relationship with a partner with AIDS. Through the lens of blood, this is another perspective on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our lives; one that I believe has never really been explored before. He also describes the current impact of AIDS in the age of effective treatments on those affected and infected. This is important and has until now been left unsaid. While the impact of AIDS is no longer certain death, it still has enormous ramifications on our personal lives and in our communities. Blood gives Hayes the vehicle to describe this beautifully.

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