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Dead Ends to Somewhere

by Richard Ward

The story of a vaccine to save over 500,000 of the world’s children each year from the deadly virus rotavirus. Raised on a Montana ranch, Dick Ward was an unlikely candidate to become an eminent virologist....


by James Styan

In this new biography of Chris Barnard we not only learn about the life of South Africa’s most famous surgeon, from his Beaufort West childhood through his studies locally and abroad to his prominent marriages...

Our Fated Century

by Grant V. Rodkey

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Our Fated Century is a kaleidoscopic scan of events and attitudes that have affected us and our fellow earthly travellers during the tumultuous period from 1917 to 2017. During this period, the earth,...

Wisdom for Victorious Living

by Ruphina Folayemi Ojo Adesan

The author's experiences of working within the NHS as a black, christian woman in the last 25 years. She aims to write about both her positive and not so positive experiences and for her experience to count...

Love and Laughter in the Time of Chemotherapy

by Manjusha Pawagi

Manjusha Pawagi, a successful family court judge, has written a not-so-typical memoir about her experience with cancer. Wryly funny and stubbornly hopeful, this is her quirky take on what it's like to face your...

The Journal of a Disappointed Man

by W.N.P. Barbellion

Published shortly before the author's death in 1919, The Journal of a Disappointed Man presents a remarkable memoir that addresses struggles with poverty, inadequate education, and the creeping paralysis of...

You Have To Go Now

by Diane M Waterman

This is not a book full of medical terminology, I personally don’t know the language, but I do know the language of love. I lost two sisters who suffered from cancer. Not only can cancer be hard to deal with,...

Beyond the High Blue Air

by Lu Spinney

  • Beyond the High Blue Air is a gorgeously written and vital literary contribution to the conversation surrounding assisted deaths, the right to die, the ambiguity of loss, and the tenuous nature of consciousness....

  • Prostate Cancer

    by Eric Thorne

    In 2014, at age 80, I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.

    This story unveils my personal involvements with various members of the medical profession over several months. My narrative is descriptive and reveals...

    Compassionate Steel

    by Wylie Gibbs

    Wylie Gibbs relates truly fascinating vignettes from his fifty years as a surgeon in Australia, Britain, Saudi Arabia and Fiji.

    One incident relates to his treatment of the late Prime Minister Harold Holt, forty-eight...

    I Really Didn’t Want to Become a Doctor

    by Howie C. Wolf

    This book traces memoirs of a family doctor who shunned the notion of becoming a physician as he observed his family doctor father while growing up. To spend so many years in school—only to have meals, sleep,...

    Truth Doesn't Have a Side

    by Mark Tabb, Bennet Omalu & Will Smith

    One day in 2002 the fifty-year old body of former Pittsburgh Steeler and hall of famer Mike Webster was laid on a cold table in front of pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu. Webster’s body looked to Omalu like the...

    The Way We Die Now

    by Seamus O'Mahony

    We have lost the ability to deal with death. Most of our friends and beloved relations will die in a busy hospital in the care of strangers, doctors, and nurses they have known at best for a couple of weeks....

    CLEAR!: Living the Life You Didn't Dream Of

    by Herman J. Williams Md, Elizabeth Ann Atkins & Catherine M. Greenspan

    Herman Williams was on the verge of living his ultimate dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon to elite athletes — when his life took a shocking detour.

    “Herman!” screamed his beautiful fiancée, Jeannie,...

    The Other Side of the Bed: What Patients Go Through and What Doctors Can Learn

    by Daniel S Mishkin

    The Other Side of the Bed is essential reading for caretakers seeking support and solace from someone who has truly been there. When Daniel Mishkin was a medical resident, he received the crash course in patient...

    Into the Gray Zone

    by Adrian Owen

    In this startling and thought-provoking book, which will remind readers of works by Oliver Sacks and Atul Gawande, a world-renowned neuroscientist reveals his controversial, groundbreaking work with patients...

    The Bright Hour

    by Nina Riggs


    “Stunning…heartrending…this year’s When Breath Becomes Air.” —Nora Krug, The Washington Post

    “Beautiful and haunting.” —Matt McCarthy, MD, USA TODAY


    Rest in Peace

    by Lauren Tafur

    Ali wishes that taking care of patients was easy. However patients’ family members can make things challenging and poise ethical considerations for patient care. Ali is a nurse practitioner and works with...

    Journey to the Finish Line

    by Van Garner & Virginia Garner

    On April 19, 1999, Virginia Garner swallowed capsules of an experimental drug now known as Gleevec and became one of the first few people to take an effective dose of this miracle drug that would change not...

    A Stitch of Time

    by Lauren Marks

    For fans of Brain on Fire and My Stroke of Insight, an incredible first-person account of one woman’s journey to regaining her language and identity after a brain aneurysm affects her ability to communicate....