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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


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...

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...

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

The evocative diaries of a young nurse stationed in northern France during the First World War, published for the first time. A rare insight into the great war for fans of CALL THE MIDWIFE.

In April 1915, Dorothea...

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 (known to all as Julia) and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing...

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...

Tycho and Kepler

by Kitty Ferguson

The extraordinary, unlikely tale of Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler and their enormous contribution to astronomy and understanding of the cosmos is one of the strangest stories in the history of science.


Tiny Dancer: The Incredible True Story of a Young Burn Victim's Journey from Afghanistan

by Anthony Flacco

The astonishing story of a brave little girl from Afghanistan who not only survived horrific disfiguring burns but was given a second chance at life.

TINY DANCER is the amazing true story of Zubaida Hasan, a...