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In the Wake of the Plague

by Norman F. Cantor Simon & Schuster (October 14, 2014)

Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black...


The Big Fat Surprise

by Nina Teicholz Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2014)

A New York Times bestseller

Named one of The Economist’s Books of the Year 2014

Named one of The Wall Street Journal’s Top Ten Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Books of 2014

Forbes’s...


Knotted Tongues

by Benson Bobrick Simon & Schuster (January 11, 2011)

A former stutterer, Benson Bobrick here offers his perspective on the condition as well as an interesting history of how physicians have treated it.

Stuttering, or stammering (the terms are interchangeable clinically),...


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...


I Forgot to Remember

by Su Meck & Daniel de Vise Simon & Schuster (February 04, 2014)

The courageous memoir of a woman who was robbed of all her memories by a traumatic brain injury—and her more than twenty-five-year struggle to reclaim her life: “[A tale] of triumph in the search for identity”...


A Short Guide to a Long Life

by David B. Agus Simon & Schuster (November 21, 2013)

The New York Times bestselling book of simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy life, featuring illustrations throughout, from the author of The End of Illness.

In his international...


False Hopes

by Daniel Callahan Simon & Schuster (April 10, 1998)

This ground-breaking book by one of the nation's leading experts on medical ethics, Daniel Callahan, traces the root cause of America's health-care crisis not to inefficient organization or waste, but rather...


Last Acts

by David J. Casarett, Simon & Schuster (January 12, 2010)

What would you do if you had only a few days to live? Or a few weeks or months? What if a loved one were in this situation -- how could you help that person decide how to spend the time that remained? Perhaps...


The Other Brain

by R. Douglas Fields Simon & Schuster (December 29, 2009)

Despite everything that has been written about the brain, a potentially critical part of this vital organ has been overlooked—until now. The Other Brain examines the growing importance of glia, which make...


The Truth in Small Doses: Why We're Losing the War on Cancer-and How to Win It

by Clifton Leaf Simon & Schuster (June 24, 2013)

A “brilliant” (Fortune), eye-opening history of the war on cancer, The Truth in Small Doses asks why we are losing this essential fight and charts a path forward.

Over the past half century, deaths from heart...


The Inheritance

by Niki Kapsambelis Simon & Schuster (March 07, 2017)

This gripping story of the doctors at the forefront of Alzheimer’s research and the courageous North Dakota family whose rare genetic code is helping to understand our most feared diseases is “excellent,...


A Stitch of Time

by Lauren Marks Simon & Schuster (May 02, 2017)

“Readers will be compelled by this illuminating debut memoir…a captivating” (Kirkus Reviews) account of one woman’s journey to regain her language and identity after a brain aneurysm steals her ability...


Deadly Feasts

by Richard Rhodes Simon & Schuster (July 13, 1999)

In this brilliant and gripping medical detective story. Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first kills cannibals in New Guinea,...


Sizwe's Test

by Jonny Steinberg Simon & Schuster (February 12, 2008)

At the age of twenty-nine, Sizwe Magadla is among the most handsome, well-educated, and richest of the men in his poverty-stricken village. Dr. Hermann Reuter, a son of old South West African stock, wants to...


The Panic Virus

by Seth Mnookin Simon & Schuster (January 11, 2011)

WHO DECIDES WHICH FACTS ARE TRUE?

In 1998 Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist with a history of self-promotion, published a paper with a shocking allegation: the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine might...


On the Sweet Spot

by Richard Keefe Simon & Schuster (March 04, 2003)

Like most moments of spiritual revelation, this one took place on a landfill in New Jersey.

A young man is standing at an unprepossessing driving range, hitting balls toward a distant fence, when something unusual...


Jesse

by Marianne Leone Simon & Schuster (September 07, 2010)

Jesse Cooper was an honor-roll student who loved to windsurf and write poetry. He also had severe cerebral palsy and was quadriplegic, unable to speak, and wracked by seizures. He died suddenly at age seventeen....


Immortal Bird

by Doron Weber Simon & Schuster (February 07, 2012)

A searing account of a father’s struggle to save his remarkable son from a rare heart condition that threatens his life—“a powerful and lyric portrait of a son and a vibrant family” (Toni Morrison).

Damon...


After the Diagnosis

by Julian Seifter & Betsy Seifter Simon & Schuster (August 17, 2010)

After the Diagnosis is a heartfelt and moving lesson on the art of living well through serious illness.

Dr. Julian Seifter understands the difficulty of managing a chronic condition in our health-obsessed, take-life-by-the-horns,...


Paradise General

by Dave Hnida Simon & Schuster (April 27, 2010)

IN 2004, AT THE AGE OF FORTY-EIGHT, DR. DAVE HNIDA, a family physician from Littleton, Colorado, volunteered to be deployed to Iraq and spent a tour of duty as a battalion surgeon with a combat unit. In 2007,...


Survivor

by Laura Landro Simon & Schuster (July 14, 1999)

Shortly after her thirty-seventh birthday, Wall Street Journal reporter and editor Laura Landro was told that she had chronic myelogenous leukemia. Survivor is the remarkable account of her battle against this...


One in a Billion

by Mark Johnson & Kathleen Gallagher Simon & Schuster (April 12, 2016)

“A riveting scientific detective story” (The Washington Post) by two Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists who chronicle a young Wisconsin boy with a never-before-seen disease and the doctors who save his...


The Lucky Years

by David B. Agus Simon & Schuster (January 05, 2016)

“If you buy just one health book this year, then get The Lucky Years” (Howard Stern). In this groundbreaking guide, bestselling author David Agus shows how we can take control of our health like never before...


The Concussion Crisis

by Linda Carroll & David Rosner Simon & Schuster (September 13, 2011)

FOR FAR TOO LONG, the menace of concussions has been hidden in plain sight. On playing fields across America, lives are being derailed by seemingly innocuous jolts to the head. From the peewees to the pros,...