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Hijacked Brains: The Experience and Science of Chronic Addiction

by MD Henrietta Robin Barnes

Personal narratives and recent studies in brain science illustrate how addiction is a chronic illness


A Quiet Revolution: The Veil¿s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America

by Leila Ahmed

In Cairo in the 1940s, Leila Ahmed was raised by a generation of women who never dressed in the veils and headscarves their mothers and grandmothers had worn. To them, these coverings seemed irrelevant to both...


The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2011, Guardian First Book Award 2011

by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands...


White Coats: Three Journeys through an American Medical School

by Jacqueline Marino & Tim Harrison

Although we rely on physicians, calling on them at birth and death and every medical event in between, rarely do we consider the personal challenges faced by doctors-to-be. In 2005 author Jacqueline Marino and...


Pharmacoeconomics. Principles and Practice

by Albert Wertheimer, 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,...


A Piece of My Mind

by Jama (The Journal of the American Medical Association) & 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...


The Chief Concern of Medicine: The Integration of the Medical Humanities and Narrative Knowledge into Medical Practices

by Ronald Schleifer & Jerry Vannatta

Unlike any existing studies of the medical humanities, The Chief Concern of Medicine brings to the examination of medical practices a thorough---and clearly articulated---exposition of the nature of narrative....


An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

by Oliver Sacks

To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook...


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...


Becoming a Doctor: From Student to Specialist, Doctor-Writers Share Their Experiences

by Lee Gutkind

“As wise as it is well written. . . . A sustaining work of art.” —Linda Elisabeth Beattie, Courier-Journal In this inspired anthology, doctors relate true stories from their professional lives, capturing...


Does This Mean You'll See Me Naked?: Field Notes from a Funeral Director

by Robert Webster

Why would someone want to hang out with dead bodies?

With curious anecdotes and unbelievable truth, funeral director Robert Webster reveals that answer and more, offering readers entertaining and quirky stories...


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...


Collaborative Caring

by Suzanne Gordon, David L. 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...


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...


Gone Viral: The Germs That Share Our Lives

by Frank Bowden

Frank Bowden, a specialist in the field of infectious disease and sexual health, looks at one bug at a time, weaving around them the stories of his patients and their families, the doctors and the difficulties...


Translationality: Essays in the Translational-Medical Humanities

by Douglas Robinson

This book defines "translationality" by weaving a number of sub- and interdisciplinary interests through the medical humanities: medicine in literature, the translational history of medical literature, a medical...


The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It

by Marcia Angell

During her two decades at The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Marcia Angell had a front-row seat on the appalling spectacle of the pharmaceutical industry. She watched drug companies stray from their original...


No Apparent Distress: A Doctor's Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine

by Rachel Pearson

A brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk.

In medical charts, the term “N.A.D.” (No Apparent Distress) is used for patients who appear stable....


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,...


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...