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The Kitchen Shrink: A Psychiatrist's Reflections on Healing in a Changing World

by M.D., Dora Calott Wang

A look at the realities of free-market medicine in America.

A Yale-trained psychiatrist, Dora Calott Wang explores the seismic shifts that have shaken the entire medical profession. Through the prism of her...


Forensic Nurse

by Serita Stevens

Serita Stevens has published many books, from mystery novels to a description of poisonous plants. She also has long been a nurse, and it is that profession that sent her to learn more about what a nurse could...


Intern

by Sandeep Jauhar

Intern is Sandeep Jauhar's story of his days and nights in residency at a busy hospital in New York City, a trial that led him to question our every assumption about medical care today. Residency--and especially...


MedHead: My Knock-down, Drag-out, Drugged-up Battle with My Brain

by James Patterson

Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck. From that day forward his life became a hell of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances, and...


Happy: A Memoir

by Alex Lemon

His freshman year of college, Alex Lemon was supposed to be the star catcher on the Macalester College baseball team. He was the boy getting every girl, the hard-partying kid everyone called Happy. In the spring...


Cambodia Calling: A Memoir from the Frontlines of Humanitarian Aid

by Richard Heinzl

"What’s the matter? A mine? Some kid step on a mine? A blessure?"

"No. Not a mine."

We walk in and there’s a mother standing by her child. It’s a little girl. She’s a very beautiful girl with straight...


Direct Red: A Surgeon's View of Her Life-or-Death Profession

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2010

by Gabriel Weston

In the tradition of Atul Gawande and Sherwin B. Nuland comes an eloquent and piercing account of a young woman's surgical education.

Surgeons have long been known for their allergy to doubt, an unsurprising trait...


La Clínica: A Doctor's Journey Across Borders

by David P. Sklar

Sklar recalls how his earliest experiences in a remote Mexican clinic helped shape his career as an emergency physician and educator.


Cracked

by Drew Pinsky

Dr. Drew Pinsky is best known as the cohost of the long-running radio advice program Loveline. But his workday is spent at a major Southern California clinic, treating the severest cases of drug dependency and...


Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER

by Julie Holland

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Julie Holland thought she knew what crazy was. Then she came to Bellevue. For nine eventful years, Dr. Holland was the weekend physician in charge of the psychiatric emergency room at New...


I Have Something to Tell You: A Memoir

by Regan Hofmann

For ten years, Regan Hofmann lived a double life. To the world, she was a woman from Princeton who went to prep school, summered in the Hamptons and rode Thoroughbred horses. She had a great job, a loving family...


The Water Giver: The Story of a Mother, a Son, and Their Second Chance

by Joan Ryan

Both a medical drama and meditation on motherhood, The Water Giver is Joan Ryan's honest account of her doubts and mistakes in raising a learning-disabled son and the story of how his near-fatal accident gave...


A Brain Wider Than the Sky: A Migraine Diary

by Andrew Levy

With more than one in ten Americans -- and more than one in five families -- affected, the phenomenon of migraine is widely prevalent and often ignored or misdiagnosed. By his mid-forties, Andrew Levy's migraines...


Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village

by James Dr Maskalyk

An inspiring story of one doctor’s struggle in a war-torn village in the heart of Sudan

In 2007, James Maskalyk, newly recruited by Doctors Without Borders, set out for the contested border town of Abyei, Sudan....


Healing Hepatitis C

by Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Diana Sylvestre & Diana Sylvestre, M.D.

Get the facts about Hepatitis C

Having hepatitis C can be a transformative, extremely tough experience—especially without the right information. Healing Hepatitis C remedies that by combining the personal...


What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student's Journey

by Audrey Young

Do sleek high-tech hospitals teach more about medicine and less about humanity? Do doctors ever lose their tolerance for suffering? With sensitive observation and graceful prose, this book explores some of the...


The House of Hope and Fear: Life in a Big City Hospital

by Audrey Young

Critically acclaimed author Audrey Young offers a real-life Grey's Anatomy set in Seattle's big city hospital. Opening with the view of an idealistic young doctor entering her first post-graduate job at the...


It's Not About the Hair: And Other Certainties of Life & Cancer

by Debra Jarvis

Debra Jarvis works as a chaplain supporting patients at Seattle’s Cancer Care Alliance (the clinic founded by the world-famous Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute). In that capacity she meets daily with...


Not Done Yet: Living Through Breast Cancer

by Laurie Kingston

Not Done Yet opens a window on one woman's journey through breast cancer treatment, recovery, recurrence, and beyond. When she found a lump in her breast in December 2005, Laurie Kingston was thirty-eight, with...


Strong at the Broken Places

by Richard M. Cohen

The bestselling author of Blindsided, Richard M. Cohen spent three years chronicling the lives of five diverse "citizens of sickness": Denise, who suffers from ALS; Buzz, whose Christian faith helps him deal...