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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performa...

Atul Gawande

The New York Times bestselling author of Complications examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in a complex and risk-filled profession The struggle to perform well is universal: each o...

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Published: Jan 2008

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and t...

Deborah Blum

A beguiling concoction-equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller. A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgott...

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Published: Jan 2011

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Jou...

M. D. Eben Alexander

A SCIENTIST'S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFEThousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander kne...

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Published: Oct 2012

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall D...

Anne Fadiman

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doc...

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Published: Apr 2012

The Gene: An Intimate History

Siddhartha Mukherjee

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the YearFrom the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a fascinating history of the gene and "...

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Published: May 2017

As Nature Made Him

John Colapinto

In 1967, after a baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment. On the advice of a renowned expert in gender identity and sexual reassignment at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the boy was surgically alter...

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Published: Aug 2006

Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Br...

Katrina Firlik

Katrina Firlik is a neurosurgeon, one of only two hundred or so women among the alpha males who dominate this high-pressure, high-prestige medical specialty. She is also a superbly gifted writer–witty, insightful, at once deeply hum...

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Published: Jun 2007

Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

Sebastian G. B. Amyes

Bacteria form a fundamental branch of life. They are the oldest forms of life and the most prolific of all living organisms, inhabiting every part of the Earth's surface, its ocean depths, and even such inhospitable places as boiling ...

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Published: Jun 2013

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get T...

Atul Gawande

In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continu...

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Published: Jan 2011

Gray's Anatomy Coloring Book

Henry Gray

Drawings of the human anatomy are accompanied by explanations and are designed to be colored in.For those who find the human body to be a fascinating biological machine, look no further! Embark on a voyage of discovery through the hum...

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Published: Mar 2017

The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and...

Barron H. Lerner

The story of two doctors, a father and son, who practiced in very different times and the evolution of the ethics that profoundly influence health care  As a practicing physician and longtime member of his hospital's ethics committe...

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Published: May 2015

The New Art of Dying: How to personal...

Diane Burnside Murdock

How would you like to die? Only you can answer this. Whatever your age, cultural identity, ethnic background, or beliefs, read this book if you want to talk about dying but don't know what you want to say. Each of us has our own speci...

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Published: Jan 2014

Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Nee...

P. K. Newby

From gluten-free to all-Paleo, GMOs to grass-fed beef, our newsfeeds abound with nutrition advice. Whether sensational headlines from the latest study or anecdotes from celebrities and food bloggers, we're bombarded with "superfo...

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Published: Sep 2018

Suffered Long Enough: A Physician's J...

MD William C. Rawls Jr

For patients suffering from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, or Lyme disease, life can be extremely frustrating. Doctor visits that never yield a clear diagnosis, drug therapy that leaves you feeling weak and exhausted and medical bills...

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Published: Sep 2014

Climate Change: What Everyone Needs t...

Joseph Romm

"This is, for my money, the best single-source primer on the state of climate change." - New York Magazine"The right book at the right time: accessible, comprehensive, unflinching, humane." - The Daily Beast"A must-read." - The Guardi...

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Published: Apr 2016

On the Edge of Life: Diary of A Medic...

MS Mikkael a. Sekeres MD

An extraordinary tale, told by the freshly-minted doctors rotating through the Medical Intensive Care Unit of one of the world's greatest hospitals, collected and placed into context by Cleveland Clinic physician Mikkael Sekeres, M.D....

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Published: Apr 2014

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of ...

Matthew Walker

A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) from the director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power ...

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Published: Jun 2018

Ayurveda Beginner's Guide: Essential ...

Susan Weis-Bohlen

“Susan’s approach to Ayurveda is simplicity itself. In Ayurveda Beginners Guide she has described the complex network of Ayurvedic information in a very practical, straightforward way so that every person can understand the healin...

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Published: Feb 2018

The Lord God Made Them All (All Creat...

James Herriot

The Lord God Made Them All is the bestselling sequel to All Things Wise and Wonderful and the fourth volume in James Herriot's classic collections of animal stories. In this newly repackaged volume, after serving in the RAF in World W...

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Published: May 2015

Internal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories...

Terrence Holt

"Illuminates human fragility in tales both lyrical and soul-wrenching." ―Danielle Ofri, New York Times Book Review In this "artful, unfailingly human, and understandable" (Boston Globe) account inspired by his ow...

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Published: Oct 2015

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vi...

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Published: Mar 2011

Sometimes Amazing Things Happen: Hear...

Elizabeth Ford

From the Chief of Psychiatry for Correctional Health Services in New York City comes a revelatory and deeply compassionate memoir that takes readers inside Bellevue Hospital’s forensic psychiatry unit and brings to life the world—...

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Published: Apr 2018

How Doctors Think

Jerome Groopman

On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at c...

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Published: Mar 2008

Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of He...

Poll after poll has confirmed that an astonishing number of workers are disengaged from their work. Why is this happening? And how can we fix the problem?In this bold, enlightening book, social psychologist and professor Daniel M. Cab...

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Published: Mar 2019

Moving Mountains: A Socratic Challeng...

Michel Accad

Medicine has become increasingly depersonalized. Patients complain of being treated like numbers. Doctors resent being cogs in a complex healthcare system. Yet enthusiasm remains within the high towers of academia, the halls of govern...

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Published: Jan 2017

Mucosal Membrane Health: The Key to P...

Case Adams Naturopath

The mucosal membranes that cover our skin, sinuses, airways, digestive tracts and many other tissues are critical to our health. Not only do they help protect our bodies from intruders and environmental toxins: They also provide many ...

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Published: Feb 2014

The Science of Leaky Gut Syndrome: In...

Case Adams Naturopath

For many years, the digestive disorder called "leaky gut syndrome" has been described. Yet leaky gut was dismissed by conventional medicine as anecdotal and those who proposed it were labeled heretics. Is leaky gut real? Is ...

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Published: Jan 2014

The End of Illness

David B. Agus

CAN WE LIVE ROBUSTLY UNTIL OUR LAST BREATH? Do we have to suffer from debilitating conditions and sickness? Is it possible to add more vibrant years to our lives? In the #1 New York Times bestselling The End of Illness, Dr. David Agus...

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Published: Mar 2013

The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the...

David B. Agus

"If you buy just one health book this year, then get The Lucky Years" (Howard Stern). In this groundbreaking guide, bestselling author David Agus shows how we can take control of our health like never before in the brave new...

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Published: Jan 2017

Dread: How Fear and Fantasy Have Fuel...

Philip Alcabes

Deaths from epidemic disease are rare in the developed world, yet in our technically and medically advanced society, an ever-present risk of disease has created an industry out of fear.As Philip Alcabes persuasively argues in Dread, o...

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Published: Apr 2010
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