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Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

by Luke Dittrich

“Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King”* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M., a man who forever altered...


The Mystery of Isabella and the String of Beads: A Woman Doctor in WW1

by Kirkwood Katrina

It was the inscription that made the antique scalpels so tantalising: ‘Isabella Stenhouse’. A woman doctor? A woman doctor who was rumoured to have served in the First World War? Could Isabella have treated...


Meniere Man. Let's Get Better: A Memoir Of Meniere's Disease

by Man Meniere

Read a truly remarkable success story on how a Meniere sufferer has been able to live the symptom free life for over 15 years.

With his self-help regime he now has, no bad days, no brain fog, no vertigo, no...


The Hospital Always Wins: A Memoir

by Issa Ibrahim

Issa Ibrahim's memoir details in searing prose his development of severe mental illness leading to the accidental killing of his mother, his acquittal by reason of insanity, and his subsequent commission to...


Miracles & Mayhem in the ER (Bonus Edition): More Unbelievable True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor

by Brent Rock Russell

In Miracles and Mayhem in the ER: Bonus Edition, Dr. Brent Russell builds on his first edition with more true-life stories of his early days as an Emergency Room doctor. Contemplative and oftentimes hilarious,...


People Medicine: A Frugal Physician prescribes Common Sense and Enthusiasm

by Robert McNary

People Medicine is a unique view into the life and training of a Doctor. With humor, warmth and honesty, Dr. Robert McNary narrates his voyage thru the hallowed halls of the business and practice of Medicine....


Summary of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: by Rebecca Skloot | Includes Analysis

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The Zipper Club: A Memoir

by Thomas Mannella

For years Thomas Mannella observed the intrigue of people who believed him when he said the scars across his chest were from an alley knifing. This was a lie, but the more scarred by surgeries he felt, the greater...


Summary of Brain on Fire: by Susannah Cahalan | Includes Analysis

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In her memoir, Brain on Fire: My Year of Madness, Susannah Cahalan recounts her battle with a rare, debilitating autoimmune...


Battlefield Surgeon: Life and Death on the Front Lines of World War II

by Paul A. Kennedy, Christopher B. Kennedy & Rick Atkinson

In November 1942, Paul Andrew Kennedy (1912--1993) boarded the St. Elena in New York Harbor and sailed for Casablanca as part of Operation Torch, the massive Allied invasion of North Africa. As a member of the...


Immunity: How Elie Metchnikoff Changed the Course of Modern Medicine

by Luba Vikhanski

Around Christmas of 1882, while peering through a microscope at starfish larvae in which he had inserted tiny thorns, Russian zoologist Elie Metchnikoff had a brilliant insight: what if the mobile cells he saw...


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A Bad Reaction: A Memoir

by Sarah Bridges

A mother’s story of raising an autistic son, navigating the vaccine court, and confronting the widespread denial of a link between vaccines and autism.

At four months old, Porter Bridges went in for his well-baby...


The Finest Traditions of My Calling: One Physician's Search for the Renewal of Medicine

by Abraham M. Nussbaum

Patients and doctors alike are keenly aware that the medical world is in the midst of great change. We live in an era of continuous healthcare reforms, many of which focus on high volume, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness....


I Had to Survive: How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives

by Roberto Canessa & Pablo Vierci

On October 12, 1972, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of the “Old Christians” rugby team—and many of their friends and family members—crashed into the Andes Mountains. I Had to Survive offers...


Heroines of Mercy Street

by PhD, Pamela D. Toler

The true stories of the real nurses on the PBS show Mercy Street The nurses of the Civil War ushered in a new era for medicine in the midst of tremendous hardship. While the country was at war, these women not...


Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction

by Peter Grinspoon

Free Refills is the harrowing tale of a Harvard-trained medical doctor run horribly amok through his addiction to prescription medication, and his recovery.

Dr. Peter Grinspoon seemed to be a total success: a...


Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities

by Claudia Kalb

Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? Was Frank Lloyd Wright a narcissist? In this surprising, inventive, and meticulously researched look at the evolution of mental health, acclaimed health and...


A Doctor in the House: My Life with Ben Carson

by Candy Carson

 “The life of a neurosurgeon isn’t an easy one, and Ben has been required to go above and beyond the call of duty almost constantly. The life of a neu­rosurgeon’s wife isn’t much easier. But it’s...


Beulah Bewley

by Beulah Bewley & Susan Bewley

Beulah Knox wanted to be a doctor from the age of five and was inspired by her local GP's interest in her and her illnesses, going so far as to allow her to accompany him on home visits in his pony and trap...