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Doctor's Notes

de Rosemary Leonard

'I'm in the wrong job,' I said to our practice nurse, 'I should definitely have been a detective.'

For BBC Breakfast's Dr Rosemary Leonard, a day in her GP's surgery is full of unexplained ailments and mysteries...


On the Cancer Frontier: One Man, One Disease, and a Medical Revolution

de Paul Marks & James Sterngold

In 1950, a diagnosis of cancer was all but a death sentence. Mortality rates only got worse, and as late as 1986, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine lamented: “We are losing the war against cancer.”...


The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia

de David Stuart MacLean

Imagine waking up in a train station in India with no idea who you are or how you got there.  This is what happened to David MacLean.


Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

de Oliver Md Sacks

Long before Oliver Sacks became a distinguished neurologist and bestselling writer, he was a small English boy fascinated by metals–also by chemical reactions (the louder and smellier the better), photography,...


Mongol

de Uuganaa Ramsay

"Exteremely interesting…emotionally engaging" (Stuart Kelly). Uuganaa is a Mongol living in Britain, far from the world she grew up in: as a nomadic herder she lived in a yurt, eating marmot meat, distilling...


No One Said It Would Be Easy: A Husband's Journey Through His Wife's Battle With Breast Cancer

de Ken Churilla

NO ONE SAID IT WOULD BE EASY: A Husband's Journey Through His Wife's Battle With Breast Cancer is the gripping story of a man who lost his wife to breast cancer.  Told through his eyes, the reader sees everything...


Please, Nurse!: A Student Nurse in the 1950s

de Joan Lock

When Joan Lock began her formal training as a young nurse in the 1950s, she was unprepared for the strict discipline and long hours which were to follow, and quickly realised she was no Florence Nightingale....


'For Us It Was Heaven': The Passion, Grief and Fortitude of Patience Darton

de Angela Jackson

“This is a biography of many facets offering a wealth of insight and textual content of particular relevance in the context of gender studies. It tells us much of the status of nurses in Britain in the 1930s....


Heart: An American Medical Odyssey

de Dick Cheney & Jonathan Reiner

For as long as he has served at the highest levels of business and government, Vice President Dick Cheney has also been one of the world’s most prominent heart patients. Now, for the first time ever, Cheney,...


If I Get to Five

de Fred Epstein & Josh Horwitz

A world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon shares the lessons of courage, compassion, and resilience that he's learned from his exceptional young patients

If I Get to Five is a one-of-a-kind book by a one-of-a-kind...


It's Probably Nothing...*: *Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Implants

de Micki Myers

WHAT TO DO WHEN CANCER STRIKES? As a vibrant woman in her late thirties, a mother of two, poet, artist, and teacher, Micki Myers decided to confront her diagnosis head on with the sharpest tools in her arsenal:...


Edith Cavell

de Diana Souhami

Edith Cavell was born on 4th December 1865, daughter of the vicar of Swardeston in Norfolk, and shot in Brussels on 12th October 1915 by the Germans for sheltering British and French soldiers and helping them...


Fighting for Life

de S. Josephine Baker & Helen Epstein

New York’s Lower East Side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on earth in the 1890s. Health inspectors called the neighborhood “the suicide ward.” Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer,...


Medicine S Michelangelo: The Life & Art of Frank H. Netter, MD

de Francine Mary Netter

Medicine's Michelangelo is a remarkable and first major biography of Frank H. Netter, MD, written by his daughter, Francine Mary Netter. She captures the character of the man and tells his life story using not...


One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine

de Brendan Reilly

An epic story told by a unique voice in Ameri­can medicine, One Doctor describes life-changing experiences in the career of a distinguished physi­cian. In riveting first-person prose, Dr. Brendan Reilly takes...


How to Do a Liver Transplant: Stories from My Surgical Life

de Kellee Slater

As a female surgeon, Dr. Kellee Slater works in one of the most demanding areas of medical operations, liver transplantation. In this inspiring, heartbreaking, and darkly humorous memoir, she opens up the fast-paced...


The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

de Naoki Higashida, Ka Yoshida & David Mitchell

“One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid.”—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

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The Young Neurosurgeon: Lessons from My Patients

de Paul Edward Kaloostian

Paul Kaloostian's intimate account describes both the lifesaving feats and tragic failures that are the daily ups and downs of twenty-firstcentury neurosurgery.


Falling Into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis

de Christine Montross

Falling Into the Fire is psychiatrist Christine Montross's thoughtful investigation of the gripping patient encounters that have challenged and deepened her practice. The majority of the patients Montross treats...


Letters to a Young Doctor

de Richard Selzer

Highly candid, insightful, and unexpectedly humorous essays on both the brutality and the beauty of the profession in which saving and losing lives is all in a day’s work. A timeless collection by the “best...