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- Atria Books 2010; US$ 19.99
JORGE and LAURA POSADA were accustomed to being on top of the world. After a romantic courtship, the lives of these newlyweds were filled with unimaginable success and joy. But all of that changed when their first-born son was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a birth defect that causes an abnormally shaped skull. Their priorities swiftly changed,... more...
- Counterpoint 2010; US$ 15.99
When Bonnie J. Rough receives the test results that confirm she is a carrier of the genetic condition hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia , or H.E.D., it propels her on a journey deep into her family?s past in the American West. At first glance, H.E.D. seems only to be a superficial condition: a peculiar facial bone structure, sparse hair, few teeth,... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 18.99
Tilda Shalof had been taking care of critically ill patients in an intensive care unit for more than twenty-five years, but taking care of herself had never been a priority. That is, until she could no longer ignore her extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, and crushing chest pains. When the results came in, it was time to face the music: Tilda required... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.27
'What is your name?' she asks, staring at me. 'Jennifer Ross.' 'Jennifer Ross, Sister . Well, Nurse Ross, you are dressed in the uniform of a nurse from the Leeds General Infirmary. Such a uniform is not worn with a cardigan. Take it off at once.' 'Yes Sister.' I can feel my face turn red. A trainee nurse in the 1950s had a lot to bear.... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 11.20
Intern is Sandeep Jauhar's story of his days and nights in residency at a busy hospital in New York City, a trial that led him to question our every assumption about medical care today. Residency?and especially the first year, called internship?is legendary for its brutality. Working eighty hours or more per week, most new doctors spend their first... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09
My Life and Work with Alfred Vogel is the third instalment of Jan de Vries's memoirs covering his life and career as a renowned alternative health practitioner. This volume focuses on his long and fruitful working relationship with Alfred Vogel, which prospered right up until Vogel's death in 1996. Jan de Vries was the only person to whom Vogel... more...
- Beacon Press 2003; US$ 18.00
Singular Intimacies is the story of becoming a doctor by immersion at New York's Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country. When Danielle Ofri first enters the doors as a medical student, she is immediately plunged into the teeming world of urban medicine. It is here that Dr. Ofri develops a profound instinct for healing and, above... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 21.14
Although Jan de Vries finds himself too young for an autobiography, many of his friends and patients have pushed for it. A Step At A Time recounts de Vries' amazing journey so far, beginning with his upbringing in Holland - during which he experienced the 'hunger winter' of 1944 - and charting the development of his amazing 40 year career, throughout... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79
The remarkable journey of an award-winning writer struck with a rare and devastating affliction that prevented him from reading even his own writing One hot midsummer morning, novelist Howard Engel picked up his newspaper from his front step and discovered he could no longer read it. The letters had mysteriously jumbled themselves into something... more...
- Scribner 2011; US$ 12.99
Chilling, revelatory, and compassionate, Echo Heron?s bestselling memoir offers a brutally honest account of her time as an idealistic nursing student, her entry into the workforce, and her rude awakening to the gritty realities of practice. Devoted to helping the most trying patients in some of the harshest medical environments?from emergency rooms... more...