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Am I Sane Yet?: An Insider's Look at Mental Illness

by John Scully

Award-winning journalist John Scully has been committed to mental institutions seven times. He has been locked up. He has attempted suicide. Am I Sane Yet? is essential reading for anyone interested in depression...


Learning to Listen: A Life Caring for Children

by T. Berry Brazelton

America’s baby doctor tells the inspiring story behind a half century of caring for, understanding, and championing children


What Matters in Medicine: Lessons from a Life in Primary Care

by David Loxterkamp

Primary care has come into the limelight with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the unchecked and unsustainable rise in American health care expenditures, and the crest of Baby Boomers...


The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis (Great Discoveries)

by Sherwin B. Nuland

"Riveting" (Houston Chronicle), "captivating" (Discover), and "compulsively readable" (San Francisco Chronicle). Surgeon, scholar, best-selling author, Sherwin B. Nuland tells the strange story of Ignác Semmelweis...


Intensive Care: A Doctor's Journey

by Danielle Ofri

New York Times WellBlog regular contributor, Danielle Ofri has been praised for turning the triumphs and trials of medicine into riveting and compassionate stories. This e-book exclusive edition offers 98 pages...


Cor Blimey! Where 'Ave You Come From?

by Winifred Tovey & Jenny Knowles

Winifred Tovey's autobiography is packed with stories and historic photos of India after Independence. In 1951 she travelled to India with her medical missionary husband, Frank, and two small daughters, to start...


The Ninefold Path: A Memoir

by Anthony Alioto

Anthony Alioto was diagnosed with end stage renal disease in 1993 and was forced to go on dialysis for several years before receiving a successful kidney transplant in 2000.

In The Ninefold Path, he invites readers...


Elizabeth Blackwell: First Woman M.D.

by Nancy Kline

Victorian Society recoiled at the thought of a woman learning about the human body. Yet in 1847, Elizabeth Blackwell was determined to become a physician--one who would not just improve the practice of medicine,...


Doctors: Triumphs, Trials and Tragedies

by Dr John Wright

Distinguished, retired Australian surgeon, Dr John Wright, has written this fascinating account of some of the most publicized and notorious cases of medical malpractice reported in Australia and elsewhere....


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...


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...


Pedro de la Torre: Doctor to Conquerors

by John Tate Lanning

A biography of Pedro de la Torre, a 16th century physician to Spanish adventurers, with insights into medicine in the early Americas. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


My Second Life: Living with Parkinson's Disease

by William A. Harshaw

An account of Bill Harshaw's struggle to accept his new life, from early denial to experimental neurosurgery.


Clinic of Hope: The Story of Rene Caisse and Essiac

by Donna M. Ivey

This story of Rene M. Caisse describes her pursuit to obtain official recognition of her herbal cancer remedy, Essiac, her name spelled backwards. Caisse was thrust into a life-long medical-legal-political controversy...


Margaret and Charley: The Personal Story of Dr. Charles Best, the Co-Discoverer of Insulin

by Henry B.M. Best

More than just the story of Charles Best's discovery of insulin, this is the tale of an extraordinary couple, told through diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs.


Band-Aid for a Broken Leg: Being a Doctor with No Borders and Other Ways to Stay Single

by Damien Brown

A powerful, heart-breaking, surprisingly funny, honest and ultimately uplifting account of life on the medical frontline, and a moving testimony of the work done by Medecins Sans Frontieres and the extraordinary...


But Now I See: My Journey from Blindness to Olympic Gold

by Steve Eubanks, Steven Holcomb & Geoff Bodine

One of the top bobsledders in the world and leader of the four-man American team, Steven Holcomb had finished sixth in the 2006 Olympics and medaled in nearly every competition he entered. He was considered...


Jolly Green Giant

by David Bellamy

David Bellamy is a natural story teller whose memoir will be packed full of funny anecdotes and observations. It is the story of how a city boy, brought up in the middle of London, went for a trip into the countryside...