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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,...

Memoirs of a Red Cross Doctor: Better to Light a Candle

by Frank Ryding

Synonymous with conflict and humanitarian aid, the mandate of the International Red Cross (ICRC) is to protect the wounded victims of war, civilians, prisoners and refugees alike.

In Memoirs of a Red Cross Doctor,...

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 Lava Tube: A Christian's Personal Journey with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

by Rosemary Burke & Kevin Giles

We all have a story. People's stories can make us laugh or cry, trigger joy or fear, inspire us or challenge us to step up and act. Rosemary's book is more than just a story. In telling her story, Rosemary shares...

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,...

    The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten Surgeon

    by Cherry Lewis

    A colorful and absorbing portrait of James Parkinson and the turbulent, intellectually vibrant world of Georgian London. Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, with 60,000 new cases...

    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...

    It's Not Yet Dark: A Memoir

    by Simon Fitzmaurice

    “A fiercely eloquent testament to making the most out of every moment we're given.”

     —People, Book of the Week

    A luminous memoir in the tradition of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and a #1 bestseller...

    The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek

    by Howard Markel

    "What's more American than Corn Flakes?" —Bing Crosby

    From the much admired medical historian (“Markel shows just how compelling the medical history can be”—Andrea Barrett) and author of An Anatomy of...

    Fatal Evidence: Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor & the Dawn of Forensic Science

    by Helen Barrell

    A surgeon and chemist at Guy’s Hospital in London, Professor Alfred Swaine Taylor used new techniques to search the human body for evidence that once had been unseen. As well as tracing poisons, he could identify...

    Recollections of a Civil War Medical Cadet: Burt Green Wilder

    by Richard M. Reid

    In July 1862, Burt Green Wilder left Boston to join Dr. Francis Brown, a surgeon working at Judiciary Square Hospital, one of the new army pavilion hospitals in Washington, D.C. Wilder had just finished his...

    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,...