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A Chapter Of Life: A Midwife's African Adventure

by Mary Church Anderson

In 1964 Mary Church Anderson decided she wanted to see the world. As a qualified midwife she was given the chance to work in what was then Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia.)

She decided to take the opportunity...

A Tango with Cancer: My Perilous Dance with Healthcare & Healing

by Apryl Allen

“The fight against cancer isn’t necessarily limited to eradicating it from your body; too often it continues with the very system that’s supposed to heal us.”

      — Apryl Allen

Apryl Allen...

Hold On, Let Go: Facing ALS with courage and hope

by Nadine Sands & Michael Sands

This “stay positive in difficult times” story is about a man with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and his wife who writes about their inspiring journey in her blog called ALS With Courage.


Tested!: How we refused to let epilepsy define who we are

by Margaret Hope & Anoush Hope-Fischer

Once again, I congratulate my friends Margaret and Anoush for having the courage to tell their stories so eloquently, so movingly and so compellingly. I believe they should be read by every one of our physicians,...

The Late Bloomer: A Memoir of My Body

by Ken Baker

Soon to be a feature film, The Late Bloomer is the revealing, harrowing and often funny memoir of a celebrity journalist and former hotshot hockey player who discovers that he has been biochemically infused...

A Life Everlasting

by Sarah Gray

A donor mother’s powerful memoir of grief and rebirth that is also a fascinating medical science whodunit, taking us inside the world of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation and cutting-edge scientific research....

A Plague on All Our Houses: Medical Intrigue, Hollywood, and the Discovery of AIDS

by MD Bruce J. Hillman

The medical detective story of Dr. Michael Gottlieb’s discovery of AIDS, his struggle with the medical establishment, and the temptations of Hollywood

Headcase: A True Story of Love, Life, Medical  Miracles & Battling Against the Odds

by John Walsh

John Walsh was living his dream life when his world came crashing down around him. Diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumor at age 23, he has since battled several occurrences and now lives with inoperable...

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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Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, chronicles the life, death, and


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...

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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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