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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...


Patiently Waiting For...

by Jeff Nisker

Patiently Waiting For... is the story of the indomitable, feisty, and subversive Ruth, who, having quadriplegia, longs to access a wider world through use of available software and a computer. She decides to...


Down Memory Lane

by Dee Elle

Down Memory Laneis a charming reflection on how life used to be lived, from the days of the Second World War up to the present. It is a nostalgic collection of memories that the author has lovingly recalled...


Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul

by Claire Dunne

This is the first fully-illustrated biography of one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, famous for his pioneering exploration of dreams, the unconscious, and spirituality.

Carl Jung continues to be...


Dialysis: a Memoir

by Lisa Frieden

Lisa Frieden was a young professional with a bright future ahead of her in high tech public relations, when tragedy struck. Dialysis: a Memoir describes the year she spent on dialysis, from her initial hospitalization...


A Joosr Guide to... Do No Harm by Henry Marsh: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

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In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge...


In This Together

by Ann Romney

When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great American love story began. And their life together would be blessed: five healthy sons, financial security, and a home filled with joy. Despite the typical...


Last Night in the OR: A Transplant Surgeon's Odyssey

by Bud Shaw

For readers of Henry Marsh's Do No Harm, Paul A. Ruggieri's Confessions of a Surgeon, and Atul Gawande's Better -- a pioneering surgeon shares memories from a life in one of surgery’s most demanding fields...


Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial

by Allie Cashel & Bernard Dr. Raxlen

Allie Cashel has suffered from chronic Lyme disease for sixteen years—but much of the medical community refuses to recognize her symptoms as the result of infectious disease. In Suffering the Silence: Chronic...


Empty Hands, A Memoir: One Woman's Journey to Save Children Orphaned by AIDS in South Africa

by Sister Abegail Ntleko, Desmond Tutu & Kittisaro And Thanissara

Empty Hands is the inspiring memoir of Zulu nurse and healthcare activist Sister Abegail Ntleko. Growing up poor in a rural village with a father who didn't believe in educating girls, against seemingly insurmountable...


Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases

by MD, Cory Franklin

An inside look at one of the nation’s most famous public hospitals as seen through the eyes of its longtime director of intensive care

 

Filled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients...