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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 a collection...


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.


Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

by Dr. Allan H. Ropper & Brian David Burrell St. Martin's Press (September 29, 2014)

"Tell the doctor where it hurts." It sounds simple enough, unless the problem affects the very organ that produces awareness and generates speech. What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under...


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...


Now I See You

by Nicole C. Kear St. Martin's Press (June 23, 2014)

At nineteen years old, Nicole C. Kear's biggest concern is choosing a major--until she walks into a doctor's office in midtown Manhattan and gets a life-changing diagnosis. She is going blind, courtesy of an...


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....


Shrinkage: Manhood, Marriage, and the Tumor That Tried to Kill Me

by Bryan Bishop & Adam Carolla Thomas Dunne Books (April 28, 2014)

A New York Times bestseller!

An Amazon Best Books of 2014 selection

"If you're reading this, it means I'm already dead. Just kidding."

In 2009, at thirty years old, Bryan Bishop's life was right on track. Known...


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 outs...


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 breakthroughs...


If I Get to Five

by Fred Epstein & Josh Horwitz Henry Holt and Co. (October 21, 2013)

A world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon shares the lessons of courage, compassion, and resilience that he's learned from his exceptional young patients

If I Get to Five is a one-of-a-kind book by a one-of-a-kind...


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...


Seeking the Cure Unknown

by Pamela Weintraub St. Martin's Griffin (July 08, 2013)

The brand-new final chapter from the revised edition of CURE UNKNOWN, the definitive, award-winning investigation into Lyme disease

Since its original publication in 2008, CURE UNKNOWN has become known as a nuanced,...


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...


How We Do Harm

by Otis Webb Md Brawley & Paul Goldberg St. Martin's Press (January 30, 2012)

How We Do Harm exposes the underbelly of healthcare today--the overtreatment of the rich, the under treatment of the poor, the financial conflicts of interest that determine the care that physicians' provide,...


Trauma

by James Cole St. Martin's Press (October 10, 2011)

In this pulse-pounding medical memoir, trauma surgeon James Cole takes readers straight into the ER, where anything can and does happen.

TRAUMA is Dr. Cole's harrowing account of his life spent in the ER and...


Bad Call

by Mike Scardino & Daniel Thomas May Hachette Book Group (July 17, 2018)

In 1967 Mike Scardino was an eighteen-year-old premed student with a problem--his parents couldn't afford to pay his college tuition. Luckily, Mike's dad hooked him up with a lucrative, albeit unusual, summer...


The Hope Circuit

by Martin E. P. Seligman & Kevin Stillwell Hachette Book Group (April 24, 2018)

One of the most influential living psychologists looks at the history of his life and discipline, and paints a much brighter future for everyone.

When Martin E. P. Seligman first encountered psychology in the...


The Next Pandemic

by Ali S. Khan, Ali Khan, William Patrick & Ben Sullivan Hachette Original (January 17, 2017)

An inside account of the fight to contain the world's deadliest diseases-and the panic and corruption that make them worseThroughout history, humankind's biggest killers have been infectious diseases: the Black...


The Good Nurse

by Charles Graeber & Will Collyer Hachette Book Group (April 15, 2013)

Charles Cullen, RN, was one of the most accomplished serial killers in recent history. For sixteen years, working in multiple hospitals, he had a hand in the deaths of as many as three hundred patients. Though...


Murder on the Home Front

by Molly Lefebure & Lucy Rayner Hachette Book Group (April 01, 2014)

It is 1941. While the "war of chaos" rages in the skies above London, an unending fight against violence, murder, and the criminal underworld continues on the streets below.

One ordinary day, in an ordinary courtroom,...


Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs

by Dr. Michael J. Collins St. Martin's Press (May 24, 2010)

It looked for a while like Michael Collins would spend his life breaking concrete and throwing rocks for the Vittorio Scalese Construction Company. He liked the work and he liked the pay. But a chance remark...


Intern

by Sandeep Jauhar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 25, 2007)

Intern is Sandeep Jauhar's story of his days and nights in residency at a busy hospital in New York City, a trial that led him to question our every assumption about medical care today. Residency--and especially...


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...


Wilhelm Reich

by Robert S. Corrington Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 13, 2003)

A stirring reappraisal of the brilliant, maligned psychoanalytic thinker

Robert S. Corrington offers the first thorough reconsideration of Wilhelm Reich's life and work since Reich's death in 1957. Reich was...


Your Heart, My Hands

by John Hanc, Arun K Singh & Delos Cosgrove Center Street (April 15, 2019)

"An absorbing account." --Jhumpa Lahiri

An encouraging and inspiring true story on how a boy from India overcame a difficult childhood and devastating hand injuries and became one of the most prolific cardiac...


Dr. Benjamin Rush

by Harlow Giles Unger Da Capo Press (September 10, 2018)

A gripping, often startling biography of the Founding Father of an America that other Founding Fathers forgot--an America of women, African Americans, Jews, Roman Catholics, Quakers, indentured workers, the...


Well

by Sarah Thebarge FaithWords (November 06, 2017)

Sarah Thebarge ponders the intersection of faith and medicine in this insightful narrative of her medical mission trip to Togo, West Africa.

Sarah Thebarge, a Yale-trained physician assistant, nearly died of...


Bad Call

by Mike Scardino Little, Brown and Company (July 16, 2018)

An adrenaline-fueled read that will stay with you long after you turn the final page, Bad Call is a "compulsively readable, totally unforgettable" memoir about working on a New York City ambulance in the 1960s...


The Hope Circuit

by Martin E. P. Seligman PublicAffairs (April 02, 2018)

One of the most influential living psychologists looks at the history of his life and discipline, and paints a much brighter future for everyone.

When Martin E. P. Seligman first encountered psychology in the...


You Can Stop Humming Now

by Daniela Lamas Little, Brown Spark (March 26, 2018)

For readers of Atul Gawande and Jerome Groopman, a book of beautifully crafted stories about what life is like for patients kept alive by modern medical technology.

Modern medicine is a world that glimmers...


Bite Me

by Ally Hilfiger & Tommy Hilfiger Center Street (May 09, 2016)

Ally was at a breaking point when she woke up in a psych ward at the age of eighteen. She couldn't put a sentence together, let alone take a shower, eat a meal, or pick up a phone. What had gone wrong? In recent...


Gorilla and the Bird

by Zack McDermott Little, Brown and Company (September 25, 2017)

"Glorious...one of the best memoirs I've read in years...a tragicomic gem about family, class, race, justice, and the spectacular weirdness of Wichita. [McDermott] can move from barely controlled hilarity to...


How Does That Make You Feel?

by Sherry Amatenstein Seal Press (September 12, 2016)

How Does That Make You Feel? obliterates the boundaries between the shrink and the one being shrunk with unabashedly candid writers breaking confidentiality and telling all about their experiences in therapy....


The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson

by Cherry Lewis Pegasus Books (August 08, 2017)

A colorful and absorbing portrait of James Parkinson and the turbulent, intellectually vibrant world of Georgian London.

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, with 60,000 new cases...