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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...


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,...


From Orphan to Physician: The Winding Path

by Chun-Wai Chan

In this book, Dr. Chan describes how, during the civil war that occurred in China after World War II, his family escaped to Hong Kong, how they survived in utter poverty, and how he went from being an orphan...


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...


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

Joan Lock's warm and nostalgic account of her three years of training as a young student nurse in the early 1950s. Perfect for fans of CALL THE MIDWIFE. When Joan Lock began her formal training as a young nurse...


'For Us It Was Heaven': The Passion, Grief and Fortitude of Patience Darton

by Angela Jackson

“This is a biography of many facets offering a wealth of insight and textual content of particular relevance in the context of gender studies. It tells us much of the status of nurses in Britain in the 1930s....


Heart: An American Medical Odyssey

by Dick Cheney & Jonathan Reiner

For as long as he has served at the highest levels of business and government, Vice President Dick Cheney has also been one of the world’s most prominent heart patients. Now, for the first time ever, Cheney,...


If I Get to Five

by Fred Epstein & Josh Horwitz

A world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon shares the lessons of courage, compassion, and resilience that he's learned from his exceptional young patients

If I Get to Five is a one-of-a-kind book by a one-of-a-kind...


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...


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...


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...