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Tinsley Harrison, M.D.: Teacher of Medicine

by James Pittman NewSouth Books (March 01, 2013)

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...


Miracle Survivors

by Tami Boehmer Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

If you have received an incurable cancer diagnosis, hearing about someone “who made it” is like spotting a rescue ship when you’re drowning in a stormy sea. Miracle Survivors provides that lifeline with...


What I Learned When I Almost Died

by Chris Licht Simon & Schuster (May 24, 2011)

What do you learn when your brain goes pop?

Chris Licht had always been ambitious. When he was only nine years old, he tracked down an NBC correspondent while on vacation to solicit advice for a career in television....


Lucille Teasdale

by Deborah Cowley Dundurn (January 01, 2005)

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. Dundurn (May 11, 2009)

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 Page Addie (July 05, 2014)

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 Lexington Books (June 05, 2014)

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...


Trauma Red

by Peter Rhee & Gordon L. Dillow Scribner (June 03, 2014)

The incredible life story of the trauma surgeon who helped save Congresswoman Gabby Giffords­—from his upbringing in South Korea and Africa to the gripping dramas he faces in a typical day as a medical genius....


Between Expectations

by Meghan Weir Free Press (December 22, 2010)

When Dr. Meghan Weir first dons her scrubs and steps onto the floor of Children’s Hospital Boston as a newly minted resident, her head is packed with medical-school-textbook learning. She knows the ins and...


Chocolate & Vicodin

by Jennette Fulda Pocket Books (February 22, 2011)

The humorous and touching memoir of a woman who’s been seeking relief from a headache for more than two years.

Jennette Fulda was riding high on the success of her first book, Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir...


The Match

by Susan Whitman Helfgot & William Novak Simon & Schuster (October 12, 2010)

Joseph Helfgot, the son of Holocaust survivors, worked his way from a Lower East Side tenement to create a successful Hollywood research company. But his heart was failing. After months of waiting for a heart...


Happy

by Alex Lemon Scribner (December 29, 2009)

His freshman year of college, Alex Lemon was supposed to be the star catcher on the Macalester College baseball team. He was the boy getting every girl, the hard-partying kid everyone called Happy. In the spring...


The Water Giver

by Joan Ryan Simon & Schuster (September 08, 2009)

Both a medical drama and meditation on motherhood, The Water Giver is Joan Ryan's honest account of her doubts and mistakes in raising a learning-disabled son and the story of how his near-fatal accident gave...


I Have Something to Tell You

by Regan Hofmann Atria Books (September 22, 2009)

For ten years, Regan Hofmann lived a double life. To the world, she was a woman from Princeton who went to prep school, summered in the Hamptons and rode Thoroughbred horses. She had a great job, a loving family...


The Making of a Physician

by Sheldon Cohen M.D. FACP eBookIt.com (October 28, 2013)

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...


Heart

by Dick Cheney & Jonathan Reiner Scribner (October 22, 2013)

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his longtime cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, share the story of Cheney’s thirty-five-year battle with heart disease—providing insight into the incredible medical...


It's Probably Nothing...*: *Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Implants

by Micki Myers Simon & Schuster (October 01, 2013)

Daring, sly, and unlike any other book you’ve read, this memoir-in-poems tackles cancer with a bawdy wit guaranteed to “make you laugh in cancer’s face” (Marisa Acocella Marchetto, author of Cancer Vixen...


Call the Nurse

by Mary J. MacLeod & Claire Macdonald Arcade (April 04, 2013)

Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the...


One Doctor

by Brendan Reilly Atria Books (September 03, 2013)

Told by a unique voice in American medicine, this epic story recounts life-changing experiences in the career of a distinguished physician, and is described by The New York Times as “a true service [to history]....


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

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2010

by Gabriel Weston HarperCollins e-books (December 08, 2009)

“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 HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

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 Kings England Press (February 14, 2013)

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 Accent Press (January 18, 2013)

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


Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

by Susannah Cahalan Free Press (November 13, 2012)

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CHLOË GRACE MORETZ

An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of...


The Intern Blues

by Robert Marion Avon (November 13, 2012)

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...


Flat

by Catherine Guthrie Skyhorse (September 25, 2018)

"A darn good read.” —Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and New York Times bestselling author

A feminist breast cancer memoir of medical trauma, love, and how she found the strength to listen to...


One Life at a Time

by Daniel Baxter Skyhorse (June 26, 2018)

When Dr. Daniel Baxter arrived in Botswana in 2002, he was confident of the purity of his mission to help people with AIDS, armed with what he thought were immutable truths about life—and himself—that had...


Overcoming Cancer

by Gary Null Skyhorse (July 18, 2017)

One word strikes more fear into a person’s mind than any other: cancer. The physical, mental, emotional, and financial toll that comes with a cancer diagnosis is immense and affects not only cancer patients...


Take Me Home from the Oscars

by Christine Schwab Skyhorse (May 01, 2011)

Forty-six million people suffer from arthritis. Frustrated with the lies, driven to deceit by a career that celebrates beauty and fashion, lifestyle reporter Christine Schwab is not most people. She managed...


The Drug Hunters

by Donald R. Kirsch & Ogi Ogas Arcade (December 13, 2016)

The surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how our medicines are discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter.

The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through...


Different Strokes

by Steven Boorstein & Jie Mao Skyhorse (October 12, 2011)

“Strokes are the third-leading cause of death in America, and for the ‘lucky’ stroke victims who don’t die, about half will spend the rest of their lives trying to recover.” Roughly 700,000 American...


Perfectly Human

by Sarah C. Williams Plough Publishing House (October 01, 2018)

She knew they would only have a few fleeting months together, but in that time Sarah’s unborn daughter would transform her understanding of beauty, worth, and the gift of life.

Happily married and teaching...


Ippi Ever After

by Martin Jr. McMahon eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Ippy Ever After is a story of courage and determination against all the odds.

The story takes you from Martin's initial diagnosis with cancer and follows his life for three years. It is a rollercoaster of heartache,...


A Doctor's Quest: The Struggle for Mother and Child Health Around the Globe

by Gretchen Roedde & John Evans Dundurn (September 08, 2012)

Dr. Gretchen Roedde tells the stories of the hopes of village women in the developing world struggling to give birth safely. A Doctor's Quest analyzes the slow progress in global maternal health, contrasting...


The Shift

by Theresa Brown Algonquin Books (September 22, 2015)

“Compelling and compassionate human drama. If you want to understand how modern medicine ticks, fasten your seat belt and spend a day in the hospital with Theresa Brown on The Shift.” —Danielle Ofri, MD,...


When a Loved One Falls Ill

by Brian Monaghan & Gerri Monaghan Workman Publishing Company (June 26, 2018)

The much-needed book for anyone with a loved one facing a serious illness. It is the book that’s a bible for how to make the potentially life-or-death decisions that every medical advocate, and every patient,...


I Hear a Song in My Head: A Memoir in Stories of Love, Fear, Doctoring, and Flight

by Nergesh Boone's Tejani SCARITH/New Academia Publishing (February 21, 2013)

Set in Uganda of the sixties with bookends in India and New York, this doctor's story tells of a turbulent political time when colonial Uganda graduated to self-rule. It is also the personal story of an Indian...


Slice Girls

by Joan Arakkal Impact Press (February 01, 2019)

When Dr Joan Arakkal chooses to specialise in orthopaedics while training in India, a field traditionally occupied by men, she slots into the world of bones with relative ease.

But when her career takes her...


My Beautiful Obsession - Chasing the Kerry Dream

by Weeshie Fogarty The Collins Press (October 01, 2012)

A fascinating account of the life and career of Weeshie Fogarty, describing the passion and all-consuming obsession with football in Kerry and capturing the importance of the sport in the life of a youngster...


Benjamin Rush

by Harlow Giles Unger Da Capo Press (October 09, 2018)

The first biography in more than a decade of Benjamin Rush--fiery signer of the Declaration of Independence, prominent physician, ardent politician, zealous social reformer, passionate humanitarian, and dedicated...


A Doctor’s Journey

by Mary Lake Polan SheBooks (October 27, 2016)

Dr. Mary Lake Polan takes us on a compelling journey into Eritrea, where she started a surgical clinic to offer life-changing care to African women. She and her team repair fistulas, a condition that results...


The End of the World as We Know It

by Marion Winik SheBooks (June 15, 2014)

Winner of Child magazine’s Book of the Year award for her hilarious and candid book on single motherhood, The Lunch-Box Chronicles, Marion Winik returns to the topic of parenting in these nine essays. Beginning...


Blood Beneath My Feet: The Journey of a Southern Death Investigator

by Joseph Scott Morgan Feral House (July 03, 2012)

A hard dose of Southern reality about life with the dead as told by real death investigator.


Dead Ends to Somewhere

by Richard Ward Christopher Matthews Publishing (January 01, 2018)

The story of a vaccine to save over 500,000 of the world’s children each year from the deadly virus rotavirus. Raised on a Montana ranch, Dick Ward was an unlikely candidate to become an eminent virologist....


Green Wood and Chloroform

by Anthony Betts Down East Books (October 15, 2014)

Like many new general practitioners in the 1950s, Dr. Anthoy Betts faced few real opportunities under the new British National Health Care system. So, with little more than a suitcase, he and his wife and two...


Heartbreaker

by James Styan Jonathan Ball (December 05, 2017)

In this new biography of Chris Barnard we not only learn about the life of South Africa’s most famous surgeon, from his Beaufort West childhood through his studies locally and abroad to his prominent marriages...


Our Fated Century

by Grant V. Rodkey PageTurner, Press and Media (November 27, 2017)

Book Summary

Our Fated Century is a kaleidoscopic scan of events and attitudes that have affected us and our fellow earthly travellers during the tumultuous period from 1917 to 2017. During this period, the earth,...


Life and Death in Kolofata

by Ellen Einterz Indiana University Press (November 17, 2017)

When Dr. Ellen Einterz first arrives in the town of Kolofata in Cameroon, the situation is dire: patients are exploited by healthcare workers, unsterilized needles are reused, and only the wealthy can afford...


Auschwitz

by Miklos Nyiszli, Richard Seaver, Tibere Kremer & Bruno Bettelheim Arcade (April 01, 2011)

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform “scientific...


Wisdom for Victorious Living

by Ruphina Folayemi Ojo Adesan Grosvenor House Publishing (October 27, 2017)

The author's experiences of working within the NHS as a black, christian woman in the last 25 years. She aims to write about both her positive and not so positive experiences and for her experience to count...