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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...


I Hear a Song in My Head: A Memoir in Stories of Love, Fear, Doctoring, and Flight

by Nergesh Tejani

Set in Uganda of the sixties with bookends in India and New York, this doctor's story tells of a turbulent political time when colonial Uganda graduated to self-rule. It is also the personal story of an Indian...


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

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...