HOWES, A: Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation

Howes, Anton. Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation. Princeton University Press, 2020. ISBN: 9780691182643. Unmarked text. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31048) $25.00

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Drawing on exclusive access to a wealth of rare papers and artifacts from the Society’s own archives, Anton Howes shows how this vibrant and singularly ambitious organization has evolved and adapted, constantly having to reinvent itself to keep in step with changing times.

Illustrated in color and black-and-white. 387p.

REIDER, T: In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids

Rieder, Travis. In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids. Harper Collins, 2019. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31121) $12.00

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This eloquent and riveting memoir examines opioid dependence and withdrawal, offering a harrowing personal reckoning and clarion call for change not only for government but medicine itself. It also reveals the lack of crucial resources and structures to handle this insidious nationwide epidemic. 299p.

NPR Best Book of 2019.

FINGER, S: Journal of the History of the Neurosciences (Vol 13, No. 1, March 2004): Art and Brain Issue

Finger, S; Koehler, PJ (editor). Journal of the History of the Neurosciences (Vol 13, No. 1, March 2004): Art and Brain Issue. Swets and Zeitlinger, 2004. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#31108) $25.00

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Tributes to Frank C. Rose and J. B. Lyons. Articles include “The Illness of Vincent van Gogh” by Wilfred Niels Arnold; “Neuroscience, History, and the Arts: Synesthesia: Is F-Sharp Colored Violet” by Amy Ione and Christopher Tyler; “Art and the Brain: The Influence of Art on Roger Shepard’s Studies of Mental Rotations” by Ellen K. Levy, David E. Levy, and Michael E. Goldberg, “Philosophical Instruments and Toys: Optical Devices Extending the Art of Seeing” by Nicholas J. Wade, and more. 126p.