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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...


This Is Going to Hurt

by Adam Kay Little, Brown Spark (December 02, 2019)

In the US edition of this international bestseller, Adam Kay channels Henry Marsh and David Sedaris to tell us the "darkly funny" (The New Yorker) -- and sometimes horrifying -- truth about life and work in...


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...


Shapeshifters

by Gavin Francis & Thomas Judd Hachette Book Group (June 05, 2018)

From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human life

To be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer...


Shapeshifters

by Gavin Francis Basic Books (June 04, 2018)

From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human life

To be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer...


Of the Epidemics - and Historic Epidemics

by Hippocrates & Al. Lm Publishers (April 16, 2020)

This book presents the Hippocrates treatise of the epidemics, followed by an essay on historic epidemics.

"Epidemic denotes a spreading disease which attacks great numbers of people at certain seasons. The term...


Cholera : Mode of Propagation, Healing and Prevention

by Joseph von Pettenkofer Lm Publishers (April 03, 2020)

- Cholera : Mode of Propagation, Healing and Prevention -

"Cholera is an infectious disease. By infectious diseases are meant those diseases which are caused by the reception from without of specific infective...


This Is Going to Hurt

by Adam Kay Little, Brown (December 03, 2019)

Bestselling author Adam Kay channels Henry Marsh and David Sedaris to tell us the "darkly funny" (The New Yorker) -- and sometimes horrifying -- truth about life and work in a hospital.

Welcome to 97-hour weeks....


How Not To Be A Doctor

by John Launer Abrams Press (May 14, 2018)

Doctor and medical columnist John Launer has written on the practice and teaching of medicine for many years. Now, more than fifty of his essays have been collected in How Not to Be A Doctor. Taken together,...


Quasi-Experimentation

by Charles S. Reichardt The Guilford Press (July 29, 2019)

Featuring engaging examples from diverse disciplines, this book explains how to use modern approaches to quasi-experimentation to derive credible estimates of treatment effects under the demanding constraints...


3D Printing in Medical Libraries

by Jennifer Herron Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 22, 2019)

Supporting tomorrow’s doctors involves preparing them for the technologies that will be available to them. 3D printing is one such technology that is becoming more abundant in health care settings and is similarly...


This Is Going to Hurt

by Adam Kay Little, Brown and Company (December 03, 2019)

Bestselling author Adam Kay channels Henry Marsh and David Sedaris to tell us the hilarious -- and sometimes horrifying -- truth about life and work in a hospital.

Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and...


Miracles We Have Seen

by Harley Rotbart Health Communications Inc Eb (September 13, 2016)

This is a book of miracles--medical events witnessed by leading physicians for which there is no reasonable medical explanation, or, if there is, the explanation itself is extraordinary. These dramatic first-person...


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,...


    Bitten

    by Pamela M.D. Nagami St. Martin's Press (August 31, 2005)

    We've all been bitten. And we all have stories.

    The bite attacks featured in this dramatic book take place in big cities, small towns, and remote villages around the world and throughout history. Some are as...


    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,...


    Routine Miracles

    by Conrad Fischer Kaplan Publishing (October 30, 2009)

    "This book covers medical advances that would once have been called miracles but have now become routine. The patients' stories within this book yield hope, optimism, and triumph. This is the best time ever...