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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...


The Story of San Michele

by Axel Munthe

This `dream-laden and spooked? (Marina Warner, London Review of Books) story is to many one of the best-loved books of the twentieth century. Munthe spent many years working as a doctor in Southern Italy, labouring...


All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs

by Elie Wiesel

In this first volume of his two-volume autobiography, Wiesel takes us from his childhood memories of a traditional and loving Jewish family in the Romanian village of Sighet through the horrors of Auschwitz...


The Beauty of Love: A Memoir of Miracles, Hope, and Healing

by Laura Posada, Jorge Posada & Joe Torre

JORGE and LAURA POSADA were accustomed to being on top of the world. After a romantic courtship, the lives of these newlyweds were filled with unimaginable success and joy. But all of that changed when their...


The Billings Enigma

by Tess Livingstone

This dynamic book, with a Foreword by His Eminence, George Cardinal Pell, tells the story of two remarkable Melbourne doctors who developed a method of natural fertility regulation in response to the needs of...


Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

by Atul Gawande

This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made.There are accounts...


Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

by Atul Gawande

The struggle to perform well is universal, but nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions...


Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs

by Michael J. Collins

It looked for a while like Michael Collins would spend his life breaking concrete and throwing rocks for the Vittorio Scalese Construction Company. He liked the work and he liked the pay. But a chance remark...


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

by M.D., Dora Calott Wang

The personal story of how a psychiatrist confronts the profound changes sweeping the medical establishment as they reshape her life and career.

In the past two decades, a seismic shift has occurred within...


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...


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...


Brainstorm: A Memoir of Love, Devotion, and a Cerebral Aneurysm

by Robert Wintner

Nine million Americans are touched by aneurysms during their lifetime. This is one story of love.

Brainstorm is the candid and powerful memoir of the author’s harrowing experience of an aneurysm and his road...


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...


My Hymn To Life

by Angela Lorè

I have grappled with great passion and power of spirit in writing my autobiographical/scientific work because I wanted to talk about my first meeting with my disease and the progression of it along with my daily...


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...