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Health is wealth

by Emmanuel Malabo Makasa & European Investment Bank

Many rural areas in Africa still have high maternal and infant death rates because there are no local surgeons. Many children drop out of school because their untreated disabilities prevent them from walking...


by Kate Cole-Adams

  • For fans of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s first-person approach to medical history, as well as fans of Oliver Sachs' HALLUCINATIONS or Carl Zimmer's SOUL MADE FLESH
  • In Kate Cole-Adams’ deft and intimate narrative...

  • A Richard Selzer Reader

    by Kevin Kerrane & Marie Borroff

    A Richard Selzer Reader: Blood and Ink is a career-spanning collection, including major short stories and essays by the renowned doctor-author. In the 1960s, while practicing as a general surgeon and teaching...

    Hidden Lives

    by Andrew Boden, Lenore Rowntree & Gabor Mate

    A revised and updated edition of a collection of personal essays that illuminate what life is like for those who live with mental illness, and how it impacts their family members.

    More than 4 million Canadians...

    Plasticity and Pathology: On the Formation of the Neural Subject

    by David Bates & Nima Bassiri

    This collection of essays explores the historical and theoretical dimensions of the contemporary neural subject. With a multidisciplinary perspective, the volume focuses attention on the important, but problematic...

    History of Centenarians and Lessons from their Habits

    by Collection

    This book deals with the history of Centenarians and Lessons from their Habits.

    "... as has been well said, "the harmonious development of the many-sided aspects of man is conducive to health and the prolongation...

    Collaborative Caring

    by Suzanne Gordon, David Feldman & Michael Leonard

    Teamwork is essential to improving the quality of patient care and reducing medical errors and injuries. But how does teamwork really function? And what are the barriers that sometimes prevent smart, well-intentioned...

    Natural Resistance to Infectious Disease

    by George M. Sternberg & Dr Simon Flexner

    “It has been by imitating nature's methods and by augmentation of the natural forces of defense, that good has been achieved..." -

    Common observations early indicated that individuals of all animal species,...

    Research in Medicine

    by Richard M. Pearce

    The phrase "Research in Medicine" will naturally arouse different thoughts and associations in the minds of different groups of men. The bacteriologist will be reminded of Pasteur, Koch, Behring and Flexner...

    Effects of Alcoholic Excess on Character

    by Milner J. Fothergill, Henry S. William & T.D. Crothers

    During the last century, there are differences of opinion as to the use of alcohol; there are comparatively none as to the abuse of it. Leaving then, for the present, the question of the use of alcohol in disease,...

    Mendel's Garden: Selected Medical Topics

    by David J Holcombe

    MENDELS GARDEN: SELECTED MEDICAL TOPICS contains a collection of short non-fiction texts covering a wide variety of medical issues. Dr. Holcombe intends each short text for the lay audience, and there are consequently...


    by Lorenzo Pradelli & Albert Wertheimer

    Authors decided to provide a text which can serve as a quick reference and as an aid to understand papers dealing with pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research, providing a slim basis of the theoretical background,...

    The Weight of Compassion

    by Eoin O'Brien

    THERE ARE MANY facets to Samuel Beckett's writing – humour, despair, love, poignancy, suffering – but for me there is one dominant characteristic, compassion, compassion for the human condition of existence.'...

    Kore: On Sickness, the Sick, and the Search for the Soul of Medicine

    by Andrzej Szczeklik, Antonia Lloyd-Jones & Adam Zagajewski

    There is a grand tradition of physicians who are also great writers and philosophers. From Copernicus and Paracelsus, to Chekov, Osler and Frankl. And most recently Sherwin Nuland and Oliver Sacks have gained...

    Medical Essays

    by Oliver Wendell Holmes

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was born on August 29th 1809. Among his many talents were those of physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. Here we concentrate on his writing. He was regarded by many of...

    Curing Chronic Pain

    by Robert T. Cochran

    In 2004, Dr. Robert T. Cochran published Understanding Chronic Pain, a ground-breaking work exploring the links between pain, depression, childhood trauma, substance abuse, and bipolar disease. A companion to...

    The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review

    by Danielle Ofri & Sherwin B. Nuland

    The Best of the BLR will include pieces by Rick Moody, David Lehman, Abraham Verghese, Floyd Skloot, Julia Alvarez, Rafael Campo, Rachel Hadas, Caroline Leavitt, Hollis Seamon, David Watts, Alicia Ostriker,...

    A Piece of My Mind

    by Roxanne K. Young

    reflections and insights on health, disease, and healing

    Now in paperback for the first time, A Piece of My Mind brings together revealing personal essays that first appeared in The Journal of the American Medical...

    Understanding Chronic Pain

    by Robert T. Cochran

    This is a personal narrative, a record of my passage among victims of chronic pain and the discoveries that have come from those encounters. I write for physicians, nurses, therapists, and caregivers, but mostly,...

    Medicine Under Attack and Other Essays

    by Clyde W. Johnson M.D.

    This book is about my experiences, observations, and opinions during my fifty year career.

    Also included are other essays and anecdotes of interest. We are all entitled to our own opinions and this is mine....