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Dialysis: a Memoir

von Lisa Frieden

Lisa Frieden was a young professional with a bright future ahead of her in high tech public relations, when tragedy struck. Dialysis: a Memoir describes the year she spent on dialysis, from her initial hospitalization...

In This Together

von Ann Romney

When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great American love story began. And their life together would be blessed: five healthy sons, financial security, and a home filled with joy. Despite the typical...

Last Night in the OR: A Transplant Surgeon's Odyssey

von Bud Shaw

For readers of Henry Marsh's Do No Harm, Paul A. Ruggieri's Confessions of a Surgeon, and Atul Gawande's Better -- a pioneering surgeon shares memories from a life in one of surgery’s most demanding fields...

Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases

von MD, Cory Franklin

An inside look at one of the nation’s most famous public hospitals as seen through the eyes of its longtime director of intensive care


Filled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients...

Angel of Compassion

von Mike Johnson

On Monday, the 17th of September, 2013, novelist and poet Mike Johnson entered Auckland Central Hospital for some abdominal tests, and was diagnosed with multiple cancers. Nine days later he was discharged with...

Alpha Docs: The Making of a Cardiologist

von Daniel MuÑOZ & James M. Dale

In the tradition of Scott Turow’s One L and Atul Gawande’s Better comes a real-time, real-life chronicle from an impassioned young doctor on the front lines of high-stakes cardiology.

It takes drive, persistence,...

Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial

von Allie Cashel & Bernard Dr. Raxlen

Allie Cashel has suffered from chronic Lyme disease for sixteen years—but much of the medical community refuses to recognize her symptoms as the result of infectious disease. In Suffering the Silence: Chronic...

Empty Hands, A Memoir: One Woman's Journey to Save Children Orphaned by AIDS in South Africa

von Sister Abegail Ntleko, Desmond Tutu & Kittisaro And Thanissara

Empty Hands is the inspiring memoir of Zulu nurse and healthcare activist Sister Abegail Ntleko. Growing up poor in a rural village with a father who didn't believe in educating girls, against seemingly insurmountable...

Wondering Who You Are: A Memoir

von Sonya Lea

In exploring her husband's traumatic brain injury and loss of memory, Sonya Lea has written a memoir that is both a powerful look at perseverance in the face of trauma and a surprising exploration into what...

It All Begins in the Waiting Room: How to drive your doctor crazy while escaping retaliation

von Dr. David Rapoport

For more than twenty years, Dr. David Rapoport has been writing about the lighter side of medicine in Family Practice and Medical Post magazines. They both devoted their last page to medical humour, with an...

Nursing Through Shot & Shell: A Great War Nurse's Story

von Beatrice Hopkinson & Dr. Vivien Newman

Nursing Through Shot and Shell is the previously unpublished memoir of Beatrice Hopkinson, who served in France as a Territorial Nursing Sister from 1917-19. Beatrice worked close to the front line at casualty...

Lights and Sirens: The Education of a Paramedic

von Kevin Grange

A true account of going through UCLA’s famed Daniel Freeman Paramedic Program—and practicing emergency medicine on the streets of Los Angeles.

Nine months of tying tourniquets and pushing new medications,...

A Special Day: A Mother's Memoir of Love, Loss, and Acceptance After the Death of Her Daughter

von Anne-Dauphine Julliand & Adriana Hunter

February 29th is a date that comes into existence just once every four years. It is also the birthday of Thaïs—author Anne-Dauphine Julliand’s darling daughter—who died of a genetic disease. Thaïs lived...

Only Human? Born happy and ready to forgive

von Graham Bott

Born in the early 60's, this is an account of one man's struggle to re connect with his feelings, after burying them at three years of age. An uplifting and deeply honest reflection on the 1970's and 80's including...

Only Human? Born happy and ready to forgive

von Graham Bott

Born in the early 60's, this is an account of one man's struggle to re connect with his feelings, after burying them at three years of age. An uplifting and deeply honest reflection on the 1970's and 80's including...

The Bugs Doctor With A Passion For Music

von Emmanuel M. Ndawula

This autobiography consists of my early life in Uganda and gives an account of more than 30 years as a consultant microbiologist in the NHS in the UK. I use a ‘descriptive diagnosis’ tool to rationalise the...

On the Move: A Life

von Oliver Sacks

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From...

A Salamander's Tale: My Story of Regeneration¿Surviving 30 Years with Prostate Cancer

von Paul Steinberg

Staring in the face of prostate cancer at age thirty-five and metastatic disease and proposed surgical castration at age forty, Paul Steinberg was forced to take two simultaneous journeys. The first was to transition...

Graeme Clark: The man who invented the bionic ear

von Mark Worthing

The story of the man behind one of the truly great inventions of the late 20th century: the cochlear implant which has brought the gift of hearing to thousands of children and adults around the world.

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician's First Year

von Matt McCarthy

In medical school, Matt McCarthy dreamed of being a different kind of doctor—the sort of mythical, unflappable physician who could reach unreachable patients. But when a new admission to the critical care...