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It's Probably Nothing...*: *Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Implants

by Micki Myers

WHAT TO DO WHEN CANCER STRIKES? As a vibrant woman in her late thirties, a mother of two, poet, artist, and teacher, Micki Myers decided to confront her diagnosis head on with the sharpest tools in her arsenal:...


Fighting for Life

by S. Josephine Baker & Helen Epstein

New York’s Lower East Side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on earth in the 1890s. Health inspectors called the neighborhood “the suicide ward.” Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer,...


One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine

by Brendan Reilly

An epic story told by a unique voice in Ameri­can medicine, One Doctor describes life-changing experiences in the career of a distinguished physi­cian. In riveting first-person prose, Dr. Brendan Reilly takes...


How to Do a Liver Transplant: Stories from My Surgical Life

by Kellee Slater

As a female surgeon, Dr. Kellee Slater works in one of the most demanding areas of medical operations, liver transplantation. In this inspiring, heartbreaking, and darkly humorous memoir, she opens up the fast-paced...


Bergen-Belsen 1945: A Medical Student's Journal

by Michael John Hargrave & David Bowen Hargrave

Between 1941 and 1945 as many as 70,000 inmates died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northwestern Germany. The exact number will never be known. A large number of these deaths were caused by malnutrition...


The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

by Naoki Higashida, Ka Yoshida & David Mitchell

“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

NPR • The Wall Street Journal...


The Young Neurosurgeon: Lessons from My Patients

by Paul Edward Kaloostian

Paul Kaloostian's intimate account describes both the lifesaving feats and tragic failures that are the daily ups and downs of twenty-firstcentury neurosurgery.


Falling Into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis

by Christine Montross

Falling Into the Fire is psychiatrist Christine Montross's thoughtful investigation of the gripping patient encounters that have challenged and deepened her practice. The majority of the patients Montross treats...


Letters to a Young Doctor

by Richard Selzer

Highly candid, insightful, and unexpectedly humorous essays on both the brutality and the beauty of the profession in which saving and losing lives is all in a day’s work. A timeless collection by the “best...


Leaving Tinkertown

by Tanya Ward Goodman

"Goodman writes beautifully. The characters are well drawn, compelling, and convincing. Most importantly, the book has genuine emotional power, which builds as the story unfolds, even though how it will end...


Second Suns: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives

by David Oliver Relin

From the co-author of Three Cups of Tea comes the inspiring story of two very different doctors—one from the United States, the other from Nepal—united in a common mission: to rid the world of preventable...


Dorothea's War: The Diaries of a First World War Nurse

by Dorothea Crewdson

In April 1915, Dorothea Crewdson, a newly trained Red Cross nurse, and her best friend Christie, received instructions to leave for Le Tréport in northern France. Filled with excitement at the prospect of this...


Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M.

by Suzanne Corkin

In 1953, 27-year-old Henry Gustave Molaison underwent an experimental “psychosurgical” procedure—a targeted lobotomy—in an effort to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. The outcome was unexpected—when...


HEALING THE WOUNDS: A Physician Looks at His Work

by David Md Hilfiker

Healing the Wounds is the most revealing book ever written by a doctor about his own profession. In it, David Hilfiker breaks the code of silence surrounding the everyday practice of medicine and gives is a...


Tales from the Tail End: Adventures of a Vet in Practice

by Emma Milne

James Herriot meets Bridget Jones in this honest, no-holds-barred account of the ups and downs of a vet's life

Misty was ecstatic to see her owner but to the nurse's surprise her owner just stood there and said,...


Learning to Listen: A Life Caring for Children

by T. Berry Brazelton

America’s baby doctor tells the inspiring story behind a half century of caring for, understanding, and championing children


Forty Years Of American Life 1821-1861

by Thomas Low Nichols

Thomas Low Nichols was a fascinating man, a dietitian, journalist and prolific author. Well known for promoting healthy living and the idea of free love. This is a fascinating insight into the life of one o...


The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis (Great Discoveries)

by Sherwin B. Nuland

"Riveting" (Houston Chronicle), "captivating" (Discover), and "compulsively readable" (San Francisco Chronicle). Surgeon, scholar, best-selling author, Sherwin B. Nuland tells the strange story of Ignác Semmelweis...


Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle

by Mary J. MacLeod & Claire Macdonald of Macdonald

Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the...


The Last Right: Craig Schonegevel's Struggle to Live and Die with Dignity

by Marianne Thamm

"The Last Right" is the true story of Craig Schonegevel who suffered from the extremely variable condition known as Neurofibromatosis Type 1. In Craig’s case his life was mostly one of operations, pain and...