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The Remarkable Life of the Skin
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The Remarkable Life of the Skin is a user's guide to the physical, psychological and social importance of the body's largest, most visible and yet most misunderstood organ.

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Dr Monty Lyman is a Junior Doctor in Acute General Medicine at Oxford University Hospitals. He travelled the globe to research The Remarkable Life of the Skin, including Africa, South Asia and Australasia. He studied at the universities of Oxford, Birmingham and Imperial College London. He has won several national prizes in medical writing and has given many talks at national conferences. In 2017 he won the Wilfred Thesiger Travel Writing Award for his report on a dermatological research trip to Tanzania, presented by Colin Thubron, President of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in Oxford, England.

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"This microsopic look at skin is crawling with revelations, from tiny mites to cellulite and skin care... An exciting introduction to a little-known universe and to a talented new writer." * Sunday Times *
"A seriously entertaining book... Here are things you wish you'd known about the skin years ago... Clever, optimistic." * The Times *
"Lyman peels back the science on human skin in this absorbing, fact-packed study." * Nature *
"Fascinating ... takes us beneath the surface of our largest and least-known organ." * Daily Express *
"An extraordinary insight into the fascinating world of the skin, explaining how it both protects and connects us... [the book] delves into the science behind the skin's microbiome and explores the history of anti-aging treatments. A must read for all of those curious about why our skin is the first to show our emotions, and how it has the power to both divide and unite communities around the world." * Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College, London *

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