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- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
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 memoir, Jim Wight talks about his father--the beloved veterinarian whom his family had to share with half the world. Alf... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; Not Available
Daniel Smith?s Monkey Mind is the stunning articulation of what it is like to live with anxiety. As he travels through anxiety?s demonic layers, Smith defangs the disorder with great humor and evocatively expresses its self-destructive absurdities and painful internal coherence. Aaron Beck, the most influential doctor in modern psychotherapy, says... more...
- Orion 2014; US$ 14.24
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD AND THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the... more...
- Free Press 2012; US$ 9.99
An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman?s struggle to recapture her identity. When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 16.99
How We Do Harm exposes the underbelly of healthcare today--the overtreatment of the rich, the under treatment of the poor, the financial conflicts of interest that determine the care that physicians' provide, insurance companies that don't demand the best (or even the least expensive) care, and pharmaceutical companies concerned with selling drugs,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 15.00
A scientist?s case for the afterlife? Thousands 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 knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then, Dr. Alexander?s... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
From acclaimed medical historian Howard Markel, author of When Germs Travel, the astonishing account of the years-long cocaine use of Sigmund Freud, young, ambitious neurologist, and William Halsted, the equally young, pathfinding surgeon. Markel writes of the physical and emotional damage caused by the then-heralded wonder drug, and how each man... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99
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 from doctor to patient and surrender his physical health to a medical establishment he knew from firsthand knowledge would be using... more...
- Grosvenor House Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28
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 music and fashion scene, Drugs, DJ's and Drag Queens. A thrilling recollection of a near death experience on the Arab/Israeli... more...