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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...

Angel of Compassion

by Mike Johnson

On Monday, the 17th of September, 2013, novelist and poet Mike Johnson entered Auckland Central Hospital for some abdominal tests, and was diagnosed with multiple cancers. Nine days later he was discharged with...

Alpha Docs: The Making of a Cardiologist

by Daniel MuÑOZ & James M. Dale

In the tradition of Scott Turow’s One L and Atul Gawande’s Better comes a real-time, real-life chronicle from an impassioned young doctor on the front lines of high-stakes cardiology.

It takes drive, persistence,...

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...

Wondering Who You Are: A Memoir

by Sonya Lea

In exploring her husband's traumatic brain injury and loss of memory, Sonya Lea has written a memoir that is both a powerful look at perseverance in the face of trauma and a surprising exploration into what...

Nursing Through Shot & Shell: A Great War Nurse's Story

by Beatrice Hopkinson & Dr. Vivien Newman

Nursing Through Shot and Shell is the previously unpublished memoir of Beatrice Hopkinson, who served in France as a Territorial Nursing Sister from 1917-19. Beatrice worked close to the front line at casualty...

Lights and Sirens: The Education of a Paramedic

by Kevin Grange

A true account of going through UCLA’s famed Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program—and practicing emergency medicine on the streets of Los Angeles.

Nine months of tying tourniquets and pushing new medications,...

A Special Day: A Mother's Memoir of Love, Loss, and Acceptance After the Death of Her Daughter

by Anne-Dauphine Julliand & Adriana Hunter

February 29th is a date that comes into existence just once every four years. It is also the birthday of Thaïs—author Anne-Dauphine Julliand’s darling daughter—who died of a genetic disease. Thaïs lived...

Only Human? Born happy and ready to forgive

by Graham Bott

Born in the early 60's, this is an account of one man's struggle to re connect with his feelings, after burying them at three years of age. An uplifting and deeply honest reflection on the 1970's and 80's including...

Only Human? Born happy and ready to forgive

by Graham Bott

Born in the early 60's, this is an account of one man's struggle to re connect with his feelings, after burying them at three years of age. An uplifting and deeply honest reflection on the 1970's and 80's including...

The Bugs Doctor With A Passion For Music

by Emmanuel M. Ndawula

This autobiography consists of my early life in Uganda and gives an account of more than 30 years as a consultant microbiologist in the NHS in the UK. I use a ‘descriptive diagnosis’ tool to rationalise the...

On the Move: A Life

by Oliver Sacks

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From...

A Salamander's Tale: My Story of Regeneration¿Surviving 30 Years with Prostate Cancer

by Paul Steinberg

Staring in the face of prostate cancer at age thirty-five and metastatic disease and proposed surgical castration at age forty, Paul Steinberg was forced to take two simultaneous journeys. The first was to transition...

Graeme Clark: The man who invented the bionic ear

by Mark Worthing

The story of the man behind one of the truly great inventions of the late 20th century: the cochlear implant which has brought the gift of hearing to thousands of children and adults around the world.

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician's First Year

by Matt McCarthy

In medical school, Matt McCarthy dreamed of being a different kind of doctor—the sort of mythical, unflappable physician who could reach unreachable patients. But when a new admission to the critical care...

The Patient Experience: The Importance of Care, Communication, and Compassion in the Hospital Room

by Brian Boyle

Brian Boyle tells a personal story of his fight back from near death after a horrific automobile accident. He focuses on his experience as a patient who, while in a two-month long medically induced coma, was...

Pixie Annat: Champion of Nurses

by Colleen Ryan Clur

Isobel Mary “Pixie” Annat grew up in rural Queensland and trained to be a nurse shortly after World War II. Working first at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, she went on to forge an extraordinary career as matron,...

He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter's Quest to Know Him

by Mimi Baird & Eve Claxton

A mid-century doctor's raw, unvarnished account of his own descent into madness, and his daughter's attempt to piece his life back together and make sense of her own.


Texas-born and Harvard-educated, Dr....