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  • Wilhelm Reichby Robert S. Corrington

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 8.99

    A stirring reappraisal of the brilliant, maligned psychoanalytic thinker Robert S. Corrington offers the first thorough reconsideration of Wilhelm Reich's life and work since Reich's death in 1957. Reich was seventeen years old at the outbreak of World War I and had already witnessed the suicides of his mother and father. A native of Vienna, he... more...

  • Band-Aid for a Broken Legby Damien Brown

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 13.63

    A powerful, heart-breaking, surprisingly funny, honest and ultimately uplifting account of life on the medical frontline, and a moving testimony of the work done by Medecins Sans Frontieres and the extraordinary and sometimes eccentric people who work for it. more...

  • Confessions of a Doctorby Dr Stanley Feldman

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 7.28

    Professor Stanley Feldman decided to write his memoirs when, in 2008, he was pronounced dead. Fortunately, however, this was not by one of his fellow doctors but instead by an Australian medical journal - prompting much shock the next time he visited his friends down under! He has been a doctor with the NHS for over 60 years now, and has presided over... more...

  • The Soul of a Doctorby Gordon Harper; Sachin H. Jain; Susan Pories; Jerome E. MD Groopman

    Algonquin Books 2012; US$ 14.95

    By the time most of us meet our doctors, they?ve been in practice for a number of years. Often they seem aloof, uncaring, and hurried. Of course, they?re not all like that, and most didn?t start out that way. Here are voices of third-year students just as they begin to take on clinical responsibilities. Their words focus on the odd transition... more...

  • La Clínicaby David Sklar

    University of New Mexico Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Sklar recalls how his earliest experiences in a remote Mexican clinic helped shape his career as an emergency physician and educator. more...

  • Death Be Not Proudby John J. Gunther

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 9.39

    Johnny Gunther was only seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. During the months of his illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent,... more...

  • The Children's Nurseby Susan Macqueen

    Orion 2013; US$ 8.99

    The memoir of a Great Ormond Street nurse. This is the inspirational story of life as a nurse during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, most of which was spent at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. Susan Macqueen was 12 years old when she accompanied her mum to see her friend Ms Fairweather, the matron at the local nursing home and from that day on... more...

  • Fighting for Lifeby S. Josephine Baker; Helen Epstein

    New York Review Books 2013; US$ 18.95

    New York?s Lower East Side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on earth in the 1890s. Health inspectors called the neighborhood ?the suicide ward.? Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer, killing thousands of children. Sweatshop babies with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment heaps destined for fashionable shops. Desperate mothers... more...

  • Seeking the Cure Unknownby Pamela Weintraub

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 0.99

    The brand-new final chapter from the revised edition of CURE UNKNOWN, the definitive, award-winning investigation into Lyme disease Since its original publication in 2008, CURE UNKNOWN has become known as a nuanced, groundbreaking picture of the intense controversy and crippling uncertainty surrounding Lyme disease, and the only book of its kind.... more...

  • Patient Fortitudeby Christine Perrott

    Sid Harta Publishers 2013; US$ 12.99

    This moving true story is an example of the power of self-belief, support, persistence and courage; gives insight into the interior of a public hospital and the emotions of two people experiencing an extended stay there; provides advocacy for health care improvement across all sectors; and is a love story.Roy is suddenly hospitalised with diffuse septic... more...