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Combat Doctor: Life and Death Stories from Kandahar's Military Hospital

by Marc Dauphin

Marc Dauphin, an experienced ER physician, and 54 at the time of his deployment, introduces us to some of the injured and their caretakers: the nurses, physicians, and medics who leave behind home, family, and...


What Matters in Medicine: Lessons from a Life in Primary Care

by David Loxterkamp

Primary care has come into the limelight with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the unchecked and unsustainable rise in American health care expenditures, and the crest of Baby Boomers...


Cor Blimey! Where 'Ave You Come From?

by Winifred Tovey & Jenny Knowles

Winifred Tovey's autobiography is packed with stories and historic photos of India after Independence. In 1951 she travelled to India with her medical missionary husband, Frank, and two small daughters, to start...


Pedro de la Torre: Doctor to Conquerors

by John Tate Lanning

A biography of Pedro de la Torre, a 16th century physician to Spanish adventurers, with insights into medicine in the early Americas. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


But Now I See: My Journey from Blindness to Olympic Gold

by Steve Eubanks, Steven Holcomb & Geoff Bodine

One of the top bobsledders in the world and leader of the four-man American team, Steven Holcomb had finished sixth in the 2006 Olympics and medaled in nearly every competition he entered. He was considered...


Monologues of a Pediatric Surgeon

by Alberto Pena

"Monologues of a Pediatric Surgeon, is an illuminating account of a preeminent pediatric surgeon's perseverance and persistence in challenging dogma. The medical student will be moved to switch from medicine...


The Intern Blues

by Robert Marion

While supervising a small group of interns at a major New York medical center, Dr. Robert Marion asked three of them to keep a careful diary over the course of a year. Andy, Mark, and Amy vividly describe their...


Doctors: Triumphs, Trials and Tragedies

by Dr John Wright

Distinguished, retired Australian surgeon, Dr John Wright, has written this fascinating account of some of the most publicized and notorious cases of medical malpractice reported in Australia and elsewhere....


Concussion Is Brain Injury

by Shireen Jeejeebhoy

In the year 2000, Shireen Jeejeebhoy died. Shireen had been in a car accident, and although she had not physically died, the person that she had been was gone due to the resulting concussion. Many believe a...


Intensive Care: A Doctor's Journey

by Danielle Ofri

New York Times WellBlog regular contributor, Danielle Ofri has been praised for turning the triumphs and trials of medicine into riveting and compassionate stories. This e-book exclusive edition offers 98 pages...


The Soul of a Doctor: Harvard Medical Students Face Life and Death

by Susan Pories & Sachin H. Jain

By the time most of us meet our doctors, they’ve been in practice for a number of years. Often they seem aloof, uncaring, and hurried. Of course, they’re not all like that, and most didn’t start out that...


AROUND THE WORLD WITH NEPHROLOGY: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: An Autobiography

by Zbylut J Twardowski

This is the story of a boy raised up in a village in Poland during World War II, with his father deported to concentration camps throughout the war. Some years after he graduated from medical school, he serendipitously...


Lethal Witness: Sir Bernard Spilsbury, Honorary Pathologist

by Andrew Ross

The man who brought forensic pathology out of the laboratory Sir Bernard Spilsbury was an early-twentieth-century British forensic pathologist who gained fame by testifying in classic murder cases, beginning...


Doctor, Doctor: Incredible True Tales from a GP's Surgery

by Rosemary Leonard

In DOCTOR, DOCTOR, Dr Rosemary writes with warmth, humour and honesty as she recalls the stories of 20 of her most memorable patients from her 25 years working as a GP in south London. These include an eco-protestor...


Band-Aid for a Broken Leg: Being a Doctor with No Borders and Other Ways to Stay Single

by Damien Brown

A powerful, heart-breaking, surprisingly funny, honest and ultimately uplifting account of life on the medical frontline, and a moving testimony of the work done by Medecins Sans Frontieres and the extraordinary...


Am I Sane Yet?: An Insider's Look at Mental Illness

by John Scully

Award-winning journalist John Scully has been committed to mental institutions seven times. He has been locked up. He has attempted suicide. Am I Sane Yet? is essential reading for anyone interested in depression...


Get Well Soon!: My (Un)Brilliant Career as a Nurse

by Kristy Chambers

Falling into the nursing profession, Kristy Chambers spent almost a decade working with a wide range of people, ranging from drug addicts to cancer patients. Dark, humorous, honest, and compassionate, this memoir...


TRIBUTES TO SAVIO L-Y WOO ON HIS 70TH BIRTHDAY

by Zong-Ming Li & Jennifer S Wayne

This is a compilation of tributes to a gentleman who has impacted the field of biomedical engineering and musculoskeletal science for four decades through his research, his guidance and mentorships, his friendships,...


The Ninefold Path: A Memoir

by Anthony Alioto

Anthony Alioto was diagnosed with end stage renal disease in 1993 and was forced to go on dialysis for several years before receiving a successful kidney transplant in 2000.

In The Ninefold Path, he invites readers...


Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital

by Eric Manheimer

In the spirit of Oliver Sacks Awakenings and the TV series House, Dr. Eric Manheimer's TWELVE PATIENTS is a memoir from the Medical Director of Bellevue Hospital that uses the plights of twelve very different...