Biography & Autobiography - Medical - General

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Against Medical Advice

James Patterson

Now available in trade paperback, this is the heart-rending drama of one family's courage, heartbreak, sacrifice, and triumph in confronting an agonizing medical condition, written by two master storytellers. Cory Friedman woke up o...

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Published: Sep 2009

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scienti...

Jill Bolte Taylor

The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive ...

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Published: May 2009

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Susannah Cahalan

The New York Times bestseller that NPR calls "stunningly brave…a kind of anti-memoir, an out-of-body personal account of a young woman's fight to survive one of the cruelest diseases imaginable…An unexpected gift of a book fr...

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Published: Aug 2013

On Call: A Doctor's Days and Nights i...

Emily Transue

On Call begins with a newly-minted doctor checking in for her first day of residency--wearing the long white coat of an MD and being called 'Doctor' for the first time. Having studied at Yale and Dartmouth, Dr. Emily Transue arrives i...

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Published: Aug 2005

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Benjamin S. Carson

This is the mass market edition of the popular book by Dr. Ben Carson whose inspiring story tells of a frustrated inner-city kid whose faith in God helped him become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospi...

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Published: Feb 1992

Match Day: One Day and One Dramatic Y...

Brian Eule

Each year on the third Thursday in March, more than fifteen thousand graduating medical students exult, despair, and endure Match Day: the result of a computer algorithm that assigns students to their hospital residencies in almost ev...

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Published: Mar 2010

Where is the Mango Princess?

C. E. Crimmins

In this memoir, a woman explains how her husband's personality changed after he suffered from a traumatic brain injury. Once an intellectual with a taste for obscure foreign films, he became a idiotic fan of children's mediocre cartoo...

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Published: Jan 2000

Call the Midwife: Farewell to the Eas...

Jennifer Worth

The last book in the trilogy begun by Jennifer Worth's New York Times bestseller and the basis for the PBS series Call the MidwifeWhen twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a m...

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Published: Mar 2013

Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Work...

Jennifer Worth

p The sequel to Jennifer Worth's emNew York Times/em bestselling memoir and the basis for the PBS series emCall the Midwife/em/pp When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a m...

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Published: Jan 2013

Fighting for Life (New York Review Bo...

S. Josephine Baker

New York's lower east side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on the face of the earth in the 1890s. City health inspectors called the neighborhood "the suicide ward" and referred to one particular tenemen...

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Published: Sep 2013

Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Docto...

Danielle Ofri

When Danielle Ofri enters the doors of New York's legendary Bellevue Hospital as a tentative medical student, she is plunged into the teeming world of urban medicine: mysterious illnesses, patients speaking any one of a dozen language...

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Published: Apr 2009

The Pact

Sampson Davis

They grew up on the streets of Newark, facing city life's temptations, pitfalls, even jail. But one day these three young men made a pact. They promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the l...

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Published: May 2003

Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Deat...

Theresa Brown

"Doctors heal, or try to, but as nurses we step into the breach, figure out what needs to be done for any given patient today, on this shift, and then, with love and exasperation, do it as best as we can."—from Critical C...

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Published: May 2011

The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching,...

Wendy Moore

In an era when bloodletting was considered a cure for everything from colds to smallpox, surgeon John Hunter was a medical innovator, an eccentric, and the person to whom anyone who has ever had surgery probably owes his or her life. ...

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Published: Sep 2006

Patient by Patient: Lessons in Love, ...

Emily R. Transue

Patient by Patient is the memoir of a young doctor, fresh from residency, as she explores the joys and frustrations of beginning her medical practice.  As she strives to help her patients face a range of challenges from the humorous ...

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Published: Apr 2009

Detour : My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D

Lizzie Simon

The author, a twenty-three-year-old woman living with bipolar disorder, describes her own life and her personal quest to find other people like herself, embarking on a cross-country odyssey into the world of mental illness. Repirnt.

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Published: Jun 2003

Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections o...

Pauline W. Chen

A brilliant transplant surgeon brings compassion and narrative drama to the fearful reality that every doctor must face: the inevitability of mortality.When Pauline Chen began medical school, she dreamed of saving lives. What she coul...

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Published: Jan 2008

Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse

Echo Heron

This is a nurse's story unlike any other, because Echo Heron is a very special nurse. Dedicated to healing and helping in the harshest environments, she spent ten years in emergency rooms and intensive care units. Her story is unique,...

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Published: May 1988

Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives:...

Pamela Grim

In this outstanding collection of stories and 'lessons,' Pamela Grim, an emergency medicine physician, reveals the painful truths learned from the daily witnessing of the underside of life, where most who enter are addicts, idiots, dr...

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Published: Jan 2002

Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their...

Carolyn Spiro

A dual memoir tells the alternating stories of a pair of identical twin sisters, a schizophrenic and a psychiatrist, in an account that traces their childhoods, the deterioration of the favored sister into mental illness, and the othe...

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Published: Aug 2006

No Dogs in Heaven? Scenes from the Li...

Robert Sharp

For the millions of animal enthusiasts in America, here's a heartwarming collection of tales by veterinarian Robert Sharp that relate the joys and misadventures of being an animal doctor in small-town U.S.A. With humor and compassion,...

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Published: Apr 2005

Undercurrents: A Therapist's Reckonin...

Martha Manning

The memoir of an ordinary woman--a mother, a daughter, a psychologist, a wife--who skillfully, uncannily tells the tale of her spiraling descent into a severe, debilitating depression, Manning's is a witty and graceful account that be...

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Published: Jan 1994

The Tennis Partner

Abraham Verghese

An unforgettable, illuminating story of how men live and how they survive, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Cutting for Stone When Abraham Verghese, a physician whose marriage is unraveling, relocates to El Pas...

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Published: Sep 2011

This Common Secret: My Journey as an ...

Susan Wicklund

Susan Wicklund was twenty-two-years old and juggling three jobs in Portland, Oregon, when she endured a difficult abortion. Partly in response to that experience, she later embarked on an improbable life journey devoted to women's rep...

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Published: Jan 2009

Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbri...

Gillian Gill

Florence Nightingale was for a time the most famous woman in Britain–if not the world. We know her today primarily as a saintly character, perhaps as a heroic reformer of Britain's health-care system. The reality is more involved an...

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Published: Sep 2005

A Paramedic's Story: Life, Death, and...

Steven "Kelly" Grayson

Welcome to the life-and-death world of an EMT—sometimes bloody, sometimes even funny, but always compelling. When someone dials 911, Emergency Medical Technician Kelly Grayson is there—to restart the heart that has stopped beating...

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Published: Mar 2010

Living with a Dead Man: A Story of Lo...

Marianne Bette M. D.

Sitting in an oncologist's waiting room is one of life's more sobering experiences. The first thing that hit her was that she was there, not as a doctor, but as a cancer patient's wife. It didn't matter that Marianne was a family pra...

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Published: Mar 2016

Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illn...

Richard M. Cohen

Richard Cohen, a veteran writer, producer and distinguished journalist, has lived with multiple sclerosis for over 25 years. Recently diagnosed again with colon cancer, Cohen describes his lifelong struggle with multiple sclerosis, hi...

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Published: Feb 2005

Confessions of an Anesthesiologist: A...

William Milnes Cottrell MD

Anesthesiologist are service oriented professionals who make crucial decisions and perform critical, sometimes lifesaving procedures behind the scenes. The absence of drama usually implies a job well done. But after thirty e...

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Published: Jul 2016

Morgue: A Life in Death

Vincent Dimaio

"[AN] ENGROSSING LOOK BEHIND THE HEADLINES OF NOTORIOUS HOMICIDES."―PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)In this clear-eyed, gritty, and enthralling narrative, Dr. Vincent Di Maio and veteran crime writer Ron Franscell guide ...

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Published: May 2017
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