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Tinsley Harrison, M.D.: Teacher of Medicine

by James Pittman

Tinsley Harrison -- doctor, teacher, researcher, medical school leader -- is one of the most important medical figures of the 20th century. He edited the first five editions of Harrison's Principles of Internal...


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...


Lucille Teasdale

by Deborah Cowley

Through 35 years of civil war and epidemics, Canadians Lucille Teasdale and her husband treated diseases such as malaria, TB, and AIDS in northern Uganda.


The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Doctor Norman Bethune

by Sydney Gordon, Ted Allan, Susan Ostrovsky & Norman Bethune Allan et al.

The Scalpel, the Sword celebrates the turbulent career of Dr. Norman Bethune (18901939), a brilliant surgeon, campaigner for socialized medicine, and communist.


Meniere Man and the Astronaut: The Self Help Book for Meniere's Disease

by Meniere Man

THE BESTSELLING SELF-HELP BOOK FOR MENIERE'S DISEASE. Recently Voted by over 4000 Goodreads readers as " A BOOK EVERYONE SHOULD READ AT LEAST ONE IN THEIR LIFETIME" Widely recommended by ENT Specialists and...


Leprosy and a Life in South India: Journeys with a Tamil Brahmin

by James Staples

Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork as well as many hours of interviews, Leprosy and a Life in South India: Journeys with a Tamil Brahmin documents the life story of Das, a South Indian Brahmin born in the newly...


The Making of a Physician

by Sheldon Cohen M.D. FACP

Are you contemplating a career in the medical field; an M.D., D.O., Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant? If so, let a former practicing physician guide you through his own career from incubation through...


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

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2010

by Gabriel Weston

“What a terrific book….[Weston] leaves you feeling that if push came to shove you’d want to be operated on by her.”

—Nicholas Shakespeare, author of Bruce Chatwin: A Biography

 

The continuing popularity...


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...


Catheter, Come Home

by Steve Rudd

We all tend to take good health for granted. Yet we're all just a heartbeat away from ending up in the Emergency Room, if truth be told. And it's only when nature pulls the rug from under our feet, that we tend...


My Mummy Wears a Wig: Does Yours?

by Michelle Williams-Huw

A frank, honest and humorous account of her battle against breast cancer by a mother with young children.


You were there for me

by Gilbert Vachon

This book tells the story of a benevolent mother who, once placed in a LTCH, died as a result of the neglect to which she was subjected. It's also the story of a loving son who, in addition to having supported...


Margery Spring Rice: Pioneer of Women’s Health in the Early Twentieth Century

by Lucy Pollard

This book vividly presents the story of Margery Spring Rice, an instrumental figure in the movements of women’s health and family planning in the first half of the twentieth century. Margery Spring Rice, née Garrett,...


The Intern Blues

by Robert Marion

While supervising a small group of interns at a major New York medical center, Dr. Robert Marion asked three of them to keep a careful diary over the course of a year. Andy, Mark, and Amy vividly describe their...


War Doctor

by David Nott & Henry Marsh

The #1 internationally bestselling, gripping true story of a frontline trauma surgeon operating in the worldâ??s most dangerous war zones

 

For more than 25 years, surgeon David Nott has volunteered in some...


White Hot Light

by Frank Huyler

Another “pitch-perfect book of short essays” (New York Times Book Review) from the acclaimed author of Blood of Strangers, this one exploring the contemporary practice of medicine from the perspective of...


The Surprising Lives of Small-Town Doctors

Inside The Mental

Bringing Culture into Care

by Bradford Haami

Over the past two decades, New Zealand health care has grown more culturally aware, slowly incorporating practices that better cater to the needs of M?ori. Bradford Haami chronicles this health care evolution...


The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences

by Sir Frederick Treves

A prominent British surgeon of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, Treves is now perhaps best known for his close friendship with Joseph Merrick, "the Elephant Man" at the London hospital where he worked and where...