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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!

An Amazon Best Books of 2014 selection

"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...


Ludwik Hirszfeld

by Marta A. Balinska & William H. Schneider

Ludwik Hirszfeld (1884-1954), one of the most prominent serologists of the twentieth century, discovered the inheritance and established the nomenclature of blood groups and opened the field of human population...


The Mirror Inside - A Journey to Finding Answers to Ulcerative Colitis from Within

by Zoe Chloe Douglas

After growing up in East Germany under the rule of the Stasi, with a father who abused her mother, Zoe came to know her two ugly sisters, Fear and Grief, very well. She describes the country and her living situation...


Mary Seacole: The Making of the Myth

by Lynn McDonald

Mary Seacole: The Making of the Myth is the first book to challenge the popular misconceptions that surround Mary Seacole's iconic status as a "pioneer nurse" and battlefield heroine, intended, by some, to replace...


Resident on Call: A Doctor's Reflections on His First Years at Mass General

by Scott A. Rivkees

In turn heartbreaking, irreverent, moving—and at times raucously humorous—one of the nation's leading pediatric researchers recounts his first years as a newly minted, stuggling, and insecure doctor at Massachusetts...


Learning by Accident: A Caregiver's True Story of Fear, Family, and Hope

by Rosemary Rawlins

On a sunny spring day, in an ordinary suburban kitchen, the phone rings. There’s been an accident. In one heartbeat, a family’s life is changed forever.

After her husband, Hugh, is hit by a car while riding...


Trapped: My Life with Cerebral Palsy

by Fran Macilvey

Living in the Belgian Congo with her husband in the 1960s, Fran’s mother became pregnant with a daughter. However, right after she gave birth in the hospital, she felt strange. Unbeknownst to anyone, another...


The Twelfth Raven: A Memoir of Stroke, Love and Recovery

by Doris Brett

When poet Doris Brett's fit, healthy, 59-year-old husband had a massive stroke, losing the ability to speak, they were thrown into a journey of discovery. A golfball-sized blood clot in Martin's brain was followed...


John P. McGovern, MD: A Lifetime of Stories

by Bryant Boutwell & Michael Bliss

John P. McGovern held seventeen professorships, received twenty-nine honorary doctorates, and established the nation's largest privately owned allergy and immunology clinic. He authored 252 professional publications...


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,...


Heimlich's Maneuvers: My Seventy Years of Lifesaving Innovation

by Henry J. Heimlich

Here, in his own words, is the story of one of the twentieth century's most creative medical innovators, Dr. Henry Heimlich.

The thoracic surgeon is best known for having developed the Heimlich Maneuver, the...


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....