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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...


Pharmacoeconomics

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,...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


The Rise of Autobiographical Medical Poetry and the Medical Humanities

by Johanna Emeney

In this fascinating book, Johanna Emeney examines the global proliferation of new poetry related to illness and medical treatment from the perspective of doctors, patients, and carers in light of the growing...


Anesthesia

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...

  • 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...


    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,...


    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.'...