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

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

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

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

Sickened: The True Story of a Lost Ch...

Julie Gregory

An unusual memoir describes growing up as the victim of Munchausen by proxy, a dangerous form of child abuse in which her mother invented or caused a series of illnesses and ailments, and her struggle to escape her mother's serious ps...

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Published: Sep 2004

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

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

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

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

Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an Amer...

Ezekiel J. Emanuel

NATIONAL BESTSELLERFor years, people have been asking Ezekiel "Zeke" Emanuel, the brash, outspoken, and fiercely loyal eldest brother in the Emanuel clan, the same question: What did your mom put in the cereal? Middle brothe...

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Published: Nov 2013

Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Cou...

Mary J. MacLeod

Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod (known to all as Julia) and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the ...

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Published: Apr 2015

More Blood, More Sweat and Another Cu...

Tom Reynolds

Tom Reynolds is an ambulance worker. On any given day he can be attacked by strangers, sworn at by motorists, puked on, covered in blood, and other much more unpleasant substances. He could help to deliver a baby in the morning and wi...

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Published: Jun 2010

On the Move: A Life

Oliver Sacks

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote: "Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far." It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks ...

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Published: Feb 2016

God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, an...

Victoria Sweet

A medical "page-turner" that traces one doctor's "remarkable journey to the essence of medicine" (The San Francisco Chronicle).San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendan...

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Published: Apr 2013

His Brother's Keeper: One Family's Jo...

Jonathan Weiner

Stephen Heywood was twenty-nine years old when he learned that he was dying of ALS -- Lou Gehrig's disease. Almost overnight his older brother, Jamie, turned himself into a genetic engineer in a quixotic race to cure the incurable. Hi...

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Published: Jun 2005

The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of M...

Jim Wight

No one is better poised to write the biography of James Herriot than the son who worked alongside him in the Yorkshire veterinary practice when Herriot became an internationally bestselling author. Now, in this warm and poignant biogr...

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Published: May 2001

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Buli...

Marya Hornbacher

A vivid, heartbreaking autobiography shares one young woman’s lifelong battle with bulimia and anorexia, chronicling her secret life of binging and purging, obsession with food and body image, substance abuse, and sex, as well a...

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Published: Feb 2006

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

Lucky Dog: A Memoir about Health Care...

Sarah Boston

What happens when a veterinary surgical oncologist (laymen's term: cancer surgery doctor) thinks she has cancer herself? Enter Sarah Boston: a vet who suspects a suspicious growth in her neck is thyroid cancer. From the moment she use...

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Published: Jun 2014

Out of the Dark

Linda Caine

A compelling psychological detective story to discover the dark heart of one woman’s past.Life for Linda Caine should hold no fears. As a contented wife and mother, she should have everything to live for. Yet a blackness has sta...

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Published: Mar 2005

Paula

Isabel Allende

Listen, Paula. I am going to tell you a story so that when you wake up you will not feel so lost.' So says Chilean writer Isabel Allende (The House of the Spirits) in the opening lines of the luminous, heart-rending memoir she wrot...

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Published: Apr 1996

Freud for Beginners

Richard Appignanesi

Freud for Beginners explains everything you need to know about psychoanalysis--super-egos, egos, ids, neurosis, psychosis, hysteria, dreams, the unconscious, sexuality--and about the man who (with some help from The Rat Man, Anna O., ...

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Published: Jul 2003
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