Book Review Sunday: “The History of New Innovations In Modern Medicine” by Dr. James D. Okun MD and Goodwell, Evangelita

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James D. Okun, MD is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University and a graduate of the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. Doctor Okun did his Transitional Internship at Framingham Union Hospital in Framingham, Massachusetts which was the home of the ground-breaking Framingham Heart Study which helped to determine risk factors for Heart Disease. He then trained in Ophthalmology for one year at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went on to practice Family and Emergency Medicine from 1985 until 1996. He is the co-author of Erasing Scars: Herpes and Healing and of The History of New Innovations in Modern Medicine. Dr. Okun writes a monthly medical blog post on


Blurb of “The History of New Innovations In Modern Medicine”:

The_History_of_New_Innovations_in_Modern_Medicine-1_resizedThe wheels of change have forever been gummed up by those who fear its constant movement. However, the pursuit of progress is both the burden and responsibility of those who seek out new information, new technologies, and new means of discovery.

For generations, the field of medicine, has neither been immune to the dissenters of free-thinking and progress nor its ugly consequences, and the stories of those who have struggled against the machine of power and money have been, by some accounts, swept under the rug of history.

For the first time, authors Dr. James Okun and Evangelita Goodwell seek to shed light on these brave individuals who revolutionized the field of medicine with their insight and intellectual pursuits, and have forever changed the face of medicine in the modern world. Spanning hundreds of years of medical history, Okun and Goodwell illuminate the shadowy past of medical discovery as a means of calling attention to the importance of progress over the will of the powerful.


Current Star Rating: 4.8/5.0
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Five Stars- A Must Read!
ByApril Paniccia on June 9, 2017
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“5 Stars for The History of New Innovations In Modern Medicine- A Must Read!”

Dr. Okun does it again! The power of the mind is on full display.

This book focuses what has been known for thousands of years that the mind is a powerful healing tool. Dr. Okun returns with much more approaches to natural healing techniques.

It illustrates new as well as historical techniques to help heal themselves inside and out. The use of those shunned by the medical community but then proven right adds a powerful element to the book.

If you are a professional or just in search of another type of healing this book is for you. Today’s focus on alternative methods instead of costly and dangerous drugs is alive in this book. Looking to one’s self for healing provides a great roadmap to overall health.
With so many people looking to find a new better way, Dr. Okun offers a transcendent solution.

I love the approach to this book and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about holistic approaches to healing. A must read! 5 Stars!