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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2011, Guardian First Book Award 2011

by Siddhartha Mukherjee Scribner (November 16, 2010)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands...


A Piece of My Mind

by Roxanne K. Young Wiley (July 05, 2007)

reflections and insights on health, disease, and healing

Now in paperback for the first time, A Piece of My Mind brings together revealing personal essays that first appeared in The Journal of the American Medical...


Kore: On Sickness, the Sick, and the Search for the Soul of Medicine

by Andrzej Szczeklik, Antonia Lloyd-Jones & Adam Zagajewski Counterpoint (November 01, 2012)

There is a grand tradition of physicians who are also great writers and philosophers. From Copernicus and Paracelsus, to Chekov, Osler and Frankl. And most recently Sherwin Nuland and Oliver Sacks have gained...


Happy Accidents

by Morton A. Meyers Arcade (September 01, 2011)

Happy Accidents is a fascinating, entertaining, and highly accessible look at the surprising role serendipity has played in some of the most important medical discoveries in the twentieth century. What do penicillin,...


The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review

by Danielle Ofri & Sherwin B. Nuland Bellevue Literary Press (February 01, 2008)

The Best of the BLR will include pieces by Rick Moody, David Lehman, Abraham Verghese, Floyd Skloot, Julia Alvarez, Rafael Campo, Rachel Hadas, Caroline Leavitt, Hollis Seamon, David Watts, Alicia Ostriker,...


Understanding Chronic Pain

by Robert T. Cochran Turner (June 01, 2007)

This is a personal narrative, a record of my passage among victims of chronic pain and the discoveries that have come from those encounters. I write for physicians, nurses, therapists, and caregivers, but mostly,...


Curing Chronic Pain

by Robert T. Cochran Turner (January 01, 2009)

In 2004, Dr. Robert T. Cochran published Understanding Chronic Pain, a ground-breaking work exploring the links between pain, depression, childhood trauma, substance abuse, and bipolar disease. A companion to...


Plasticity and Pathology: On the Formation of the Neural Subject

by David Bates & Nima Bassiri Fordham University Press (January 15, 2016)

This collection of essays explores the historical and theoretical dimensions of the contemporary neural subject. With a multidisciplinary perspective, the volume focuses attention on the important, but problematic...


Collaborative Caring

by Suzanne Gordon, David Feldman & Michael Leonard ILR Press (December 02, 2014)

Teamwork is essential to improving the quality of patient care and reducing medical errors and injuries. But how does teamwork really function? And what are the barriers that sometimes prevent smart, well-intentioned...


History of Centenarians and Lessons from their Habits

by Collection Editions Le Mono (June 23, 2017)

This book deals with the history of Centenarians and Lessons from their Habits.

"... as has been well said, "the harmonious development of the many-sided aspects of man is conducive to health and the prolongation...


A Richard Selzer Reader

by Kevin Kerrane & Marie Borroff University of Delaware Press (July 31, 2017)

A Richard Selzer Reader: Blood and Ink is a career-spanning collection, including major short stories and essays by the renowned doctor-author. In the 1960s, while practicing as a general surgeon and teaching...


Anesthesia

by Kate Cole-Adams Counterpoint (December 01, 2017)

  • For fans of Siddhartha Mukherjee’s first-person approach to medical history, as well as fans of Oliver Sachs' HALLUCINATIONS or Carl Zimmer's SOUL MADE FLESH
  • In Kate Cole-Adams’ deft and intimate narrative...

  • Natural Resistance to Infectious Disease

    by George M. Sternberg & Dr Simon Flexner Editions Le Mono (February 21, 2017)

    “It has been by imitating nature's methods and by augmentation of the natural forces of defense, that good has been achieved..." -

    Common observations early indicated that individuals of all animal species,...


    Research in Medicine

    by Richard M. Pearce Editions Le Mono (September 09, 2016)

    The phrase "Research in Medicine" will naturally arouse different thoughts and associations in the minds of different groups of men. The bacteriologist will be reminded of Pasteur, Koch, Behring and Flexner...


    Effects of Alcoholic Excess on Character

    by Milner J. Fothergill, Henry S. William & T.D. Crothers Editions Le Mono (February 11, 2016)

    During the last century, there are differences of opinion as to the use of alcohol; there are comparatively none as to the abuse of it. Leaving then, for the present, the question of the use of alcohol in disease,...