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  • A Doctor's Dreamby Buddhi Lokuge; Tanya Burke

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 27.26

    When Dr Buddhi Lokuge embarked on a $5 million program to eradicate an infectious and debilitating disease, he soon realised the entire program was unworkable. By listening to community elders, he discovered a better way forward, and new hope for children and their communities. An inspiring David and Goliath story from Australia's Top End. more...

  • Doctorsby Sherwin B. Nuland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    How does medical science advance? Popular historians would have us believe that a few heroic individuals, possessing superhuman talents, lead an unselfish quest to better the human condition. But as renowned Yale surgeon and medical historian Sherwin B. Nuland shows in this brilliant collection of linked life portraits, the theory bears little resemblance... more...

  • Down Memory Laneby Dee Elle

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2015; US$ 5.76

    <p><strong><em>Down Memory Lane</em></strong>is a charming reflection on how life used to be lived, from the days of the Second World War up to the present. It is a nostalgic collection of memories that the author has lovingly recalled from childhood into adulthood with all of the... more...

  • EMT Rescueby Pat Ivey

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    These are the trying, true stories of the mobile emergency medical technicians who often are the only thing standing between any one of us and death. Author Pat Ivey uses her extensive firsthand experiences, as well as an unflinching eye for drama and detail, to bring us the unheard tales of heroism and courage of the EMT units. She takes us into... more...

  • Elegy for a Diseaseby Anne Finger

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    During the first half of the twentieth century, epidemics of polio caused fear and panic, killing some who contracted the disease, leaving others with varying degrees of paralysis. The defeat of polio became a symbol of modern technology's ability to reduce human suffering. But while the story of polio may have seemed to end on April 12, 1956, when... more...

  • Empty Hands, A Memoirby Sister Abegail Ntleko; Desmond Tutu; Kittisaro And Thanissara

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    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 odds Sister Abegail earned her nursing degree and began work as a community nurse and educator, dedicating her life to those in need.... more...

  • Encoreby May Sarton

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    May Sarton discovers the liberation of old age in this life-affirming journal On the second day of her 80th year, May Sarton began a new journal. She wrote it because she wanted ?to go on a little while longer;? to discover ?what is really happening to me.?   This triumphant sequel to Endgame ?Sarton?s journal of her 79th year?is filled with... more...

  • Endgameby May Sarton

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    As she battles debilitating illnesses, May Sarton looks back on her life, cherishes new and old friendships, and finds hope in the brave new world of old age ?I always imagined a journal that would take me through my seventy-ninth year,? May Sarton writes, ?the doors opening out from old age to unknown efforts and surprises.? Instead of musing... more...

  • Erika Sutter: Seen with Other Eyesby Gertrud Stiehle

    Basler Afrika Bibliographien 2014; US$ 32.30

    The Swiss ophthalmologist Erika Sutter was born in Basel in 1917. She spent 32 years working in Elim Hospital, founded by the Swiss Mission in an impoverished rural area in North-Eastern South Africa. Together with her African colleague and friend, Selina Maphorogo, she founded the Care Groups, village self-help groups working for better health in... more...

  • Fighting for Lifeby S. Josephine Baker; Helen Epstein

    New York Review Books 2013; US$ 16.95

    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...