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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

The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in...


Writer, M.D.: The Best Contemporary Fiction and Nonfiction by Doctors

by Leah Kaminsky

From Chekhov to Maugham to William Carlos Williams, doctors have long given voice to their unique perspectives through literature. Writer, M.D. celebrates this rich tradition with a collection of fiction and...


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...


Pharmacoeconomics. Principles and Practice

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 JAMA (The Journal of the American Medica & 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....


Medical School Essays That Made a Difference, 4th Edition

by Princeton Review

Stand out from the med school application crowd with an essay that makes a statement. 

Gaining admission to a top medical school requires more than "just" a stellar MCAT score and an excellent GPA. You'll also...


The Weight of Compassion: And Other Essays

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.’...


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...


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...


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...


The Heart's Truth

by Cortney Davis

A collection revealing the joys, fears, intimacies, and transcendent moments shared by a nurse and her patients "The Heart's Truth should be required reading at every nursing school in the country. It offers...


Incidental Findings: Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicine

by Danielle Ofri

In Singular Intimacies, which the New England Journal of Medicine said captured the "essence of becoming and being a doctor," Danielle Ofri led us into the hectic, constantly challenging world of big-city medicine....