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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

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

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

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

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

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

The Demon Under the Microscope: From ...

Thomas Hager

The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. This incredible discovery was sulfa, the first antibiotic. In' The Demon Under the Micr...

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Published: Aug 2007

On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War ...

Richard Jadick

At age thirty-eight, Navy Dr. Richard Jadick was too old to be called up to the front lines-but not too old to volunteer. This is the inspiring story of one man's decision to enter into the fray-and a compelling account of courage und...

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Published: Mar 2008

ICE BOUND: A DOCTOR'S INCREDIBLE BATT...

Jerri Nielsen

Serving as doctor to the Americans 'wintering over' at the South Pole in 1999, Jerri Nielsen made headlines when she discovered a lump in her breast that a self-administered biopsy revealed to be an aggressive, fast-growing cancer. No...

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Published: Jan 2001

Walk on Water: The Miracle of Saving ...

Michael Ruhlman

Described by one surgeon as "soul-crushing, diamond-making stress," surgery on congenital heart defects is arguably the most difficult of all surgical specialties. Drawing back the hospital curtain for a unique and captivati...

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Published: Mar 2004

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

Something for the Pain: Compassion an...

Paul Austin

"What makes this inspiring medical memoir stand out is the courageous measure of Austin's humanity."—Publishers Weekly In this eye-opening account of life in the ER, Paul Austin recalls how the daily grind of long, errati...

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Published: Sep 2009

What Patients Taught Me: A Medical St...

Audrey Young

With sensitive observation and graceful prose, this compelling memoir of a 23-year-old doctor traveling throughout western rural communities reveals the emotional complexity of treating patients when their lives hang in the balance.

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Published: Aug 2007

In the Land of Invisible Women: A Fem...

Qanta Ahmed

In this stunningly written book, a Western trained Muslim doctor brings alive what it means for a woman to live in the Saudi Kingdom. I've rarely experienced so vividly the shunning and shaming, racism and anti-Semitism, but the surpr...

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Published: Sep 2008

Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs: The Making ...

Michael J. Collins

It looked for a while as if Michael Collins would spend his life breaking concrete and throwing rocks for the Vittorio Scalese Construction Company. He liked the work and he liked the pay. But a chance remark by one of his coworkers m...

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Published: May 2010

The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Ge...

Jack El-Hai

The Lobotomist explores one of the darkest chapters of American medicine: the desperate attempt to treat the hundreds of thousands of psychiatric patients in need of help during the middle decades of the twentieth century. Into this c...

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Published: Feb 2007

Doctors Who Followed Christ: 32 Biogr...

Dan Graves

Along with each biography is a brief overview of the major contributions each doctor made to the medical field. Includes such notable physicians as Hodgkin, Paget, Short, and Koop. (20040603)

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Published: Nov 1999

Gray Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers...

David Levy

A perfect blend of medical drama and spiritual insight, Gray Matter is a fascinating account of Dr. David Levy's decision to begin asking his patients if he could pray for them before surgery. Some are thrilled. Some are skeptical. So...

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Published: Mar 2011

The Intern Blues: The Timeless Classi...

Robert Marion

While supervising a small group of interns at a major New York medical center, Dr. Robert Marion asked three of them to keep a careful diary over the course of a year. Andy, Mark, and Amy vividly describe their real-life lessons in tr...

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Published: Jan 2001

The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed ...

Sherwin B. Nuland

SURGEON, SCHOLAR, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, Sherwin B. Nuland tells the strange story of Ignac Semmelweis with urgency and the insight gained from his own studies and clinical experience. Ignac Semmelweis is remembered for the now-commonpl...

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Published: Jan 2003

Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of Battlin...

C. J. Peters

The commander of the Army virology unit that battled Ebola in The Hot Zone--and current director of Special Pathogens at the CDC--teams up with the bestselling co-author of Mind Hunter to chronicle his extraordinary thirty-year career...

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Published: Jan 1997

The Puzzle People: Memoirs Of A Trans...

Thomas E. Starzl

Given the tensions and demands of medicine, highly successful physicians and surgeons rarely achieve equal success as prose writers.  It is truly extraordinary that a major, international pioneer in the controversial field of transpl...

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Published: Nov 2003

In Stitches

Anthony Youn

Tony Youn grew up up one of two Asian-American kids in a small town of near wall-to-wall whiteness.  Too tall and too thin, he wore thick Coke-bottle glasses, braces, Hannibal Lecter headgear, and had a protruding jaw that one day b...

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Published: Feb 2012
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