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Understanding Ebola

by Karen Latimer St. Martin's Press (November 18, 2014)

What is Ebola? What are the symptoms? How dangerous is it? In light of the recent Ebola outbreak, a lot of confusion and misinformation has been thrown around. Understanding Ebola provides rational information...


Epic Measures

by Jeremy N. Smith Harper Wave (April 07, 2015)

Moneyball meets medicine in this remarkable chronicle of one of the greatest scientific quests of our time—the groundbreaking program to answer the most essential question for humanity: how do we live and...


Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician

by Sandeep Jauhar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 19, 2014)

In his acclaimed memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doctored, his harrowing follow-up, observes the crisis of American medicine...


Dying for a Hamburger

by Dr. Murray Waldman & Marjorie Lamb St. Martin's Press (May 27, 2014)

One in ten people older than sixty-five, and nearly half of those older than eighty-five, have Alzheimer's disease.

It's widely accepted nowadays that memory loss comes with age. Alzheimer's currently robs at...


The Great Prostate Hoax

by Richard J. Ablin & Ronald Piana St. Martin's Press (March 04, 2014)

Every year, more than a million men undergo painful needle biopsies for prostate cancer, and upward of 100,000 have radical prostatectomies, resulting in incontinence and impotence. But the shocking fact is...


Hot Plants

by Chris Kilham St. Martin's Press (September 10, 2013)

In the wake of Viagra's enormous popularity, the international market has been inundated by a blizzard of purported natural sex enhancers. Some of these products are nothing but hype, yet others contain proven...


The Billion-Dollar Molecule: The Quest for the Perfect Drug

by Barry Werth Simon & Schuster (August 20, 2013)

Join journalist Barry Werth as he pulls back the curtain on Vertex, a start-up pharmaceutical company, and witness firsthand the intense drama being played out in the pioneering and hugely profitable field of...


Cure Unknown (Revised Edition)

by Pamela Weintraub St. Martin's Press (June 25, 2013)

The groundbreaking, award-winning investigation into Lyme disease—the science, history, medical politics, and patient experience—now with a brand new chapter.

When Pamela Weintraub, a science journalist,...


No Good Deed

by Lewis Mitchell Cohen, M.D. HarperCollins (March 02, 2010)

Accomplished physician and researcher Dr. Lewis Cohen writes the untold story of two Massachusetts nurses, their struggles with end of life care, and how they were accused of murdering a patient. Captivating...


The Woman with a Worm in Her Head

by Pamela Nagami, M.D. & F. Gonzalez-Crussi St. Martin's Press (December 06, 2002)

A normal, healthy woman becomes host to a pork tapeworm that is burrowing into her brain and disabling her motor abilities.

A handsome man contracts Chicken Pox and ends up looking like the victim of a third...


When Doctors Don't Listen

by Dr. Leana Wen & Dr. Joshua Kosowsky St. Martin's Press (January 15, 2013)

In this examination of the doctor-patient relationship, Drs. Wen and Kosowsky argue that diagnosis, once the cornerstone of medicine, is fast becoming a lost art, with grave consequences. Using real-life stories...


Poison and Poisoning: A Compendium of Cases, Catastrophes and Crimes

by Celia Kellett Accent Press (November 19, 2012)

This fascinating book will be enjoyed both by those interested in the science of poisons and also by general readers who can dip in and find hair-raising horrors and calamities on every page.


Blind Eye: The Terrifying Story Of A Doctor Who Got Away With

by James B. Stewart Simon & Schuster (November 20, 2012)

A medical thriller from Pulitzer Prize–winning author James B. Stewart about serial killer doctor Michael Swango and the medical community that chose to turn a blind eye on his criminal activities.

No one could...


Betrayed by Nature

by Robin Hesketh St. Martin's Press (May 08, 2012)

Seven million people die from cancer each year around the world, and many more are impacted by this universal scourge. In Betrayed by Nature, research scientist and lecturer Robin Hesketh demystifies the nature...


The Weight of the Nation

by Alexandra Moss, Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S., John Hoffman & Kelly D. Brownell, PhD et al. St. Martin's Press (April 24, 2012)

People today work harder and take better care of their health than any previous generation. So how could two-thirds of us fail to measure up when it comes to eating right and exercising? HBO and the Institute...


The Viral Storm

by Nathan Wolfe Henry Holt and Co. (October 11, 2011)

Dynamic young Stanford biologist Nathan Wolfe reveals the surprising origins of the world's most deadly viruses, and how we can overcome catastrophic pandemics.

In The Viral Storm, award-winning biologist Nathan...


Our Daily Meds

by Melody Petersen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 01, 2010)

In the last thirty years, the big pharmaceutical companies have transformed themselves into marketing machines selling dangerous medicines as if they were Coca-Cola or Cadillacs. They pitch drugs with video...


The Coming Plague

by Laurie Garrett Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 31, 1994)

"Here is a volume that should be required reading for policy makers and health professionals." - Kirkus Reviews

After four decades of assuming that the conquest of all infectous diseases was imminent, people...