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What's on Philip Landrigan's Nightstand?

The legendary pediatrician reveals what he's reading.

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What is pediatrician and children’s health advocate Philip Landrigan (see DISCOVER Interview) reading now? At his home in Mamaroneck, New York, on the bedside table he inherited from his parents, he has:

• The past three issues of the medical journal The Lancet• Four issues of ScienceNew England Journal of Medicine, November 29, 2007, open to a warning against performing CT scans on kidsHigh Profile, the latest murder mystery by Robert Parker (“I’ve read all his books.”)• Drugstore reading glasses, magnification 1.5• A green-shaded brass lampFrom Beirut to Jerusalem, Thomas Friedman’s award-winning account of his work as a Jewish correspondent in the 1980s Middle East.• No dust (he is a speed-reader)

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