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What Her Body Thought: A Journey Into the Shadows

by Susan Griffin

In this boldly intimate and intelligent blend of personal memoir, social history, and cultural criticism, Susan Griffin profoundly illuminates our understanding of illness. She explores its physical, emotional,...


Miracles for Joan and Roger

by Joan Esperance

In this delightful book, Australian Joan Esperance reflects back over her life and the lives of her pioneer ancestors. Joan's journey begins in rural Australia and takes the reader on travels including hitchhiking...


What I Learned When I Almost Died: How a Maniac TV Producer Put Down His BlackBerry and Started to Live His Life

by Chris Licht

What do you learn when your brain goes pop?

Chris Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years old, he tracked down an NBC correspondent while on vacation to solicit advice for a career in television....


This Won't Hurt a Bit: (And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood

by Michelle Au

Michelle Au started medical school armed only with a surfeit of idealism, a handful of old ER episodes for reference, and some vague notion about "helping people."

This Won't Hurt a Bit is the story of how she...


Simpson: The Turbulent Life of a Medical Pioneer

by Maurice McCrae

This is the story of one of the great events in the history of medicine. In 1847, challenging the firmly held convictions of the medical profession of the time, James Young Simpson demonstrated for the first...


Mary Seacole

by Ron Ramdin

‘This account contains important lessons for those of us who care, and demonstrates why she was voted the greatest black Briton in 2004.’ Sarah Mullaly, Church Times

Mary Seacole was born in Jamaica in 1805....


Dead Ends to Somewhere

by Richard L. L. Ward

A unique and engrossing autobiography, this is the inspiring story about a Montana farm boy who became a world-renowned virologist and discovered the Rotavirus vaccine, which saves the lives of more than 500,000...


Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them

by Randy Md Christensen

The unforgettable inspiring memoir of one extraordinary doctor who is saving lives in a most unconventional way Ask Me Why I Hurt is the touching and revealing first-person account of the remarkable work of...


When A Loved One Falls Ill:

by Gerri Monaghan & Brian Monaghan

The much-needed book for anyone with a loved one facing a serious illness. It is the book that's a bible for how to make the potentially life-or-death decisions that every medical advocate, and every patient,...


Paper Dollhouse: The Story of My Mother, Her Strength and Sacrifices, and My Journey to Become a Doctor

by Lisa M Masterson

In Paper Dollhouse, Dr. Lisa Masterson traces a journey that begins with an unconventional childhood shaped by her larger-than-life mother, who broke away from an abusive husband in Louisiana to find new opportunities...


The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor's Journey in and Out of Medicine

by Maggie Kozel

If the medical profession you'd devoted your life to was completely taken over by liability concerns and insurance regulations, would you stay a physician?

The Color of Atmosphere tells one doctor's story and...


Diary

by Richard Selzer

Susan Cheever observed in a New York Times Book Review appraisal of his memoir Down from Troy that Richard Selzer "cares more about truth than consequences . . . [and] immerses us in the facts we all know but...


Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away

by Jennette Fulda

The humorous and touching memoir of a woman who’s been seeking relief from a headache for more than two years.

Jennette Fulda was riding high on the success of her first book, Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir...


Gray Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer . . . One Patient at a Time

by David Levy & Joel Kilpatrick

A perfect blend of medical drama and spiritual insight, Gray Matter is a fascinating account of Dr. David Levy’s decision to begin asking his patients if he could pray for them before surgery. Some are thrilled....


My Retirement Gap Year

by Dr Frances Black

This is a baby-boomer book, a non-fiction, memoir involving a journey which resulted in unexpected personal growth and helped the author adapt to retirement. Dr Frances Black's "retirement gap year" was in a...


Facing Neuralgia

by Wendy Evans

At the age of thirty Wendy Evans, a vivacious, versatile and devoted primary school teacher with singing and acting talents, was struck down by a devastating and very rare nerve disease with serious and debilitating...


A Mind That Found Itself

by Clifford Whittingham Beers

An autobiographical account of his confinement in a mental institution of the time, by Clifford Whittingham Beers.


Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency

by Meghan Weir

When Dr. Meghan Weir first dons her scrubs and steps onto the floor of Children’s Hospital Boston as a newly minted resident, her head is packed with medical-school-textbook learning. She knows the ins and...


Laughter is the Best Medicine

by Jean-Paul Bell

You see, I'm not really a doctor. Not a medical doctor, that is. I'm something a bit more unusual. I reckon I have the best job in the whole world - I'm a clown doctor.' Jean-Paul Bell Imagine being a child...


The Match: Complete Strangers, a Miracle Face Transplant, Two Lives Transformed

by Susan Whitman Helfgot & William Novak

Joseph Helfgot, the son of Holocaust survivors, worked his way from a Lower East Side tenement to create a successful Hollywood research company. But his heart was failing. After months of waiting for a heart...