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Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities

Imagine undergoing an operation without...


Misdiagnosed: One Woman's Tour of--And Escape From--Healthcareland

by Jody Berger

"Berger movingly details her journey to healing. Her indefatigable quest...underscores the fact that there is no such thing as one size fits all in medicine."-Gayatri Devi, MD, clinical associate professor,...


Cheating Destiny: Living with Diabetes

by James S. Hirsch

A candid, provocative, and moving account of one of America’s fastest-growing health issues

If you or someone you love has diabetes, you are not alone — more than twenty million Americans now live with the...


Goodness not Grief: Autobiography of Yean Leng LIM

by Thiam Chye Tan, Kim Teng Tan & Eng Hseon Tay

A biography of the author's background which provides insight into his training in medicine and his opinions on the concepts and training that are necessary to be a good doctor. The aims of this book are to...


Now I See You

by Nicole C. Kear

At nineteen years old, Nicole C. Kear's biggest concern is choosing a major--until she walks into a doctor’s office in midtown Manhattan and gets a life-changing diagnosis. She is going blind, courtesy of...


Trauma Red: The Making of a Surgeon in War and in America's Cities

by Peter Rhee & Gordon Dillow

The incredible life story of the trauma surgeon who helped save Congresswoman Gabby Giffords­—from his upbringing in South Korea and Africa to the gripping dramas he faces in a typical day as a medical genius....


The Gift of Life: The Reality Behind Donor Organ Retrieval

by Traci Graf

"Organ transplants are a very controversial and unique area of medicine. Those of us who work as Transplant Coordinators were frequently referred to by hospital staff as 'organ vultures' behind our backs, but...


A Doctor's Dream: A story of hope from the Top End

by Buddhi Lokuge & Tanya Burke

When Dr Buddhi Lokuge embarked on a $5 million program to eradicate an infectious and debilitating disease, he soon realised the entire program was unworkable. By listening to community elders, he discovered...


County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital

by David A. Ansell & Quentin Young

The amazing tale of “County” is the story of one of America’s oldest and most unusual urban hospitals. From its inception as a “poor house” dispensing free medical care to indigents, Chicago’s Cook...


Out Came the Sun: One Family's Triumph over a Rare Genetic Syndrome

by Judith Scott

Six years into their marriage, Judith Scott and her husband Greg decided to take the next step in becoming a family: having a child. At first unsuccessful, they are blessed with the birth of a beautiful girl,...


Shrinkage: Manhood, Marriage, and the Tumor That Tried to Kill Me

by Bryan Bishop & Adam Carolla

**A New York Times bestseller**

 

“If you’re reading this, it means I’m already dead. Just kidding.”

 

In 2009, at thirty years old, Bryan Bishop’s life was right on track. Known to millions as “Bald...


The Story of San Michele

by Axel Munthe

The Story of San Michele is the famous memoir by Swedish physician Axel Munthe (1857-1949). Written in English, it has been a best-seller in numerous languages. The author associated with a number of celebrities...


Doctor's Notes

by Rosemary Leonard

'I'm in the wrong job,' I said to our practice nurse, 'I should definitely have been a detective.' For BBC Breakfast's Dr Rosemary Leonard, a day in her GP's surgery is full of unexplained ailments and mysteries...


On the Cancer Frontier: One Man, One Disease, and a Medical Revolution

by Paul Marks & James Sterngold

In 1950, a diagnosis of cancer was all but a death sentence. Mortality rates only got worse, and as late as 1986, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine lamented: “We are losing the war against cancer.”...


The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia

by David Stuart MacLean

Imagine waking up in a train station in India with no idea who you are or how you got there.  This is what happened to David MacLean.


Under the Microscope

by Earl Owen

Under the Microscope is the story of an extraordinary man, his many life-changing inventions, and his exceptional life and special friendships.Born into a family of doctors - on the paternal and maternal sides...


Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

by Oliver Md Sacks

Long before Oliver Sacks became a distinguished neurologist and bestselling writer, he was a small English boy fascinated by metals–also by chemical reactions (the louder and smellier the better), photography,...


Mongol

by Uuganaa Ramsay

"Exteremely interesting…emotionally engaging" (Stuart Kelly). Uuganaa is a Mongol living in Britain, far from the world she grew up in: as a nomadic herder she lived in a yurt, eating marmot meat, distilling...


No One Said It Would Be Easy: A Husband's Journey Through His Wife's Battle with Breast Cancer

by Ken Churilla

NO ONE SAID IT WOULD BE EASY: A Husband's Journey Through His Wife's Battle With Breast Cancer is the gripping story of a man who lost his wife to breast cancer.  Told through his eyes, the reader sees everything...


Please, Nurse!: A Student Nurse in the 1950s

by Joan Lock

When Joan Lock began her formal training as a young nurse in the 1950s, she was unprepared for the strict discipline and long hours which were to follow, and quickly realised she was no Florence Nightingale....