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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...


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 30, 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 24, 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 St. Martin's Press (April 29, 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...


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...


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...


If I Get to Five

by Fred Epstein & Josh Horwitz Henry Holt and Co. (October 22, 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...


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 Press (July 09, 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)

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 one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.

When...


How We Do Harm

by Otis Webb Brawley, MD & Paul Goldberg St. Martin's Press (January 31, 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 11, 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...


Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs

by Dr. Michael J. Collins St. Martin's Press (May 25, 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 26, 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 14, 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...


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...


Heart: A History

by Sandeep Jauhar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 18, 2018)

The bestselling author of Intern and Doctored tells the story of the thing that makes us tick

For centuries, the human heart seemed beyond our understanding: an inscrutable shuddering mass that was somehow the...


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...


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....


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,...


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...


Behind Many Doors

by Phil Carradice & Briony Goffin Accent Press (January 27, 2015)

Behind Many Doors is a vivid and revealing portrait of an Edwardian psychiatric hospital in Cardiff, created by those who know it most intimately. Whitchurch Hospital, formerly Cardiff Asylum, will cease to...


Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital

by Eric Manheimer Grand Central Publishing (July 10, 2012)

In the spirit of Oliver Sacks Awakenings and the TV series House, Dr. Eric Manheimer's TWELVE PATIENTS is a memoir from the Medical Director of Bellevue Hospital that uses the plights of twelve very different...


The Journal of a Disappointed Man

by W.N.P. Barbellion Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

Published shortly before the author's death in 1919, The Journal of a Disappointed Man presents a remarkable memoir that addresses struggles with poverty, inadequate education, and the creeping paralysis of...


You Have To Go Now

by Diane M Waterman Diane Waterman (September 18, 2017)

This is not a book full of medical terminology, I personally don’t know the language, but I do know the language of love. I lost two sisters who suffered from cancer. Not only can cancer be hard to deal with,...


Reports from the Front

by Steven A. Curley Center Street (April 24, 2018)

In REPORTS FROM THE FRONT, surgical oncologist Dr. Steven Curley shares the empowering lessons he's learned over 25 years from his cancer patients' unique stories of struggle, perseverance, and triumph.

As Chief...


I Really Didn’t Want to Become a Doctor

by Howie C. Wolf Hamilton Books (August 08, 2017)

This book traces memoirs of a family doctor who shunned the notion of becoming a physician as he observed his family doctor father while growing up. To spend so many years in school—only to have meals, sleep,...


Prostate Cancer

by Eric Thorne Echo Books (August 10, 2017)

In 2014, at age 80, I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.

This story unveils my personal involvements with various members of the medical profession over several months. My narrative is descriptive and reveals...


Compassionate Steel

by Wylie Gibbs Barrallier Books Pty Ltd (August 09, 2017)

Wylie Gibbs relates truly fascinating vignettes from his fifty years as a surgeon in Australia, Britain, Saudi Arabia and Fiji.

One incident relates to his treatment of the late Prime Minister Harold Holt, forty-eight...