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I Had to Survive

by Roberto Canessa, Pablo Vierci, Elijah Alexander & Thom Rivera et al. Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2016)

On October 13, 1972, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of the "Old Christians" rugby team--and many of their friends and family members--crashed into the Andes Mountains. I Had to Survive offers a...

A Story of the Red Cross

by Clara Barton & S. Patricia Bailey Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Clara Barton was one of those diminutive New England women of the nineteenth century who was determined to make the world a better place. In 1881, she founded the American Red Cross to help the unfortunate victims...

All in the Family, Doctor Included

by Vladimir A. Tsesis & Pat Bottino Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

All in the Family, Doctor Included is a work of love and dedication that honors the human spirit at all ages. Vladimir Tsesis once again brings us poignant moments, cozy chuckles and sage advice from his busy...

The Theft of Memory

by Jonathan Kozol & Sean Runnette Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2015)

National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol is best known for his fifty years of work among our nation's poorest and most vulnerable children. Now, in the most personal book of his career, he tells the story of...

Tell Me Where It Hurts

by Nick Trout & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (March 11, 2008)

It all begins at 2:47 a.m. Then over one twenty-four-hour period, Dr. Trout fights for the life of a ten-year-old German shepherd, battles disease in the operating room, unravels tricky diagnoses, reassures...

Island Practice

by Pam Belluck, Joe Barrett & Nathaniel Philbrick Blackstone Publishing (October 25, 2012)

If you need an appendectomy, he can do it with a stone scalpel he fashioned himself. If you have a condition nobody can diagnose--"creeping eruption" perhaps--he can identify what it is and treat it. A baby...

Surviving Cancerland

by Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos & Kate Mulligan Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2019)

When Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos discovered a pea-sized lump in her breast, she did what any sensible woman would do: She went to see her doctor, who assured her that she was in good health and that the lump was...

You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know

by Heather Sellers & Karen White Blackstone Publishing (October 14, 2010)

This is an unusual and uncommonly moving family memoir, with a twist that gives new meaning to hindsight, insight, and forgiveness.

Heather Sellers is face-blind—that is, she has prosopagnosia, a rare neurological...

The Hospital Always Wins

by Issa Ibrahim & Kevin R. Free Blackstone Publishing (July 05, 2016)

Issa Ibrahim's memoir details in searing prose his development of severe mental illness leading to a horrific family tragedy, his acquittal by reason of insanity, and his subsequent commission to a mental hospital...


by David A. Ansell, Bronson Pinchot & Quentin Young Blackstone Publishing (October 11, 2011)

The amazing tale of “County” is the story of one of America’s oldest and most unusual urban hospitals. From its inception as a “poor house” dispensing free medical care to indigents, Chicago’s Cook...

When Life Gives You Pears

by Jeannie Gaffigan, Liz Noth & Jim Gaffigan Grand Central Publishing (October 01, 2019)

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The Big Sick meets Dad is Fat in this funny and heartfelt memoir from writer, director, wife, and mother Jeannie Gaffigan, as she reflects on the life-changing impact...

How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick

by Letty Cottin Pogrebin & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (April 09, 2013)

Everyone knows someone who's sick or suffering. Yet when afriend or relative is under duress many of us feel uncertain about how to cope.

Throughout her recent bout with breast cancer, Letty CottinPogrebin became...

A Most Dangerous Method

by John Kerr & Peter Berkrot Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

In 1907 Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung began what promised to be both a momentous collaboration and the deepest friendship of each man's life. Six years later they were bitter antagonists, locked in a savage...


by Kate Clifford Larson & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (October 06, 2015)

They were the most prominent American family of the twentieth century. The daughter they secreted away made all the difference.

Joe and Rose Kennedy's strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive...

The Day My Brain Exploded

by Ashok Rajamani Made for Success (January 09, 2015)

After a full-throttle brain bleed at the age oftwenty-five, Ashok Rajamani, a first-generation Indian American, had to bereborn, relearning the most basic of things, piecing together a past,reclaiming a life,...

What One Man Said to Another

by Peter Josyph & Raymond Todd Blackstone Publishing (June 23, 2005)

What One Man Said to Another is, on one level, a series of extended conversations between friends. On another, it is the spoken autobiography of Richard Selzer, respected surgeon and writer, as recorded by artist...

The Nurses

by Alexandra Robbins Hachette Original (April 19, 2016)

Nursing is more than a career; it's a calling, and one of the most important fascinating, and dangerous professions in the world. As the frontline responders battling traumas, illnesses, and aggression from...


by Sarah Thebarge Faith Words (November 07, 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...

Free Refills

by Peter Grinspoon & Kiff Vandenheuvel Hachette Books (February 16, 2016)

Free Refills is the harrowing tale of a Harvard-trained medical doctor run horribly amok through his addiction to prescription medication, and his recovery.

Dr. Peter Grinspoon seemed to be a total success: a...

Bite Me

by Ally Hilfiger & Tommy Hilfiger Center Street (May 10, 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...