The Beautiful Cure by Daniel Davis selected as a Science Book of the Year 2018

Daniel Davis’ fascinating book on immunology and the role it plays in our wider health and wellbeing, The Beautiful Cure, has been selected by The Times as a Best Book of 2018 in their science selection over the weekend. The Times‘ writer Tom Whipple called the book ‘immensely readable’. Earlier this month, The Beautiful Cure was also featured in The Telegraph’s 50 Best Books of 2018′ and as an ideal Christmas gift in their ‘Christmas Books of 2018‘ science selection. Writing for The Telegraph, Steven Poole described The Beautiful Cure as ‘superb’ going on to say ‘Davis deftly sketches the history of immune science and the surprising discoveries made by scientists who were initially ridiculed by their peers’.

Since it’s publication, The Beautiful Cure has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2018, and has been commended by Adam Rutherford as ‘thrilling’ and by Stephen Fry as an ‘irresistible blend of authority, charm and wit’.

What if the cure to cancer, arthritis and the common cold already exists? What if it’s already inside of our bodies, waiting to be unlocked? In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Professor Daniel Davis describes the scientific quest to understand how the immune system works – and how it is affected by stress, sleep, age and our state of mind – and explains how this knowledge is now unlocking a revolutionary new approach to medicine and wellbeing.

The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and of the mysteries that remain, of lives sacrificed and saved, introducing the reader to this revelatory new understanding of the human body and what it takes to be healthy.

Daniel M Davis is Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester. His previous book, The Compatibility Gene, was longlisted for the 2014 Royal Society Winton Science Book Prize and shortlisted for the Society of Biology Book Prize.