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  • Life as Jamie Knows Itby Michael Berube

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    The story of Jamie Bérubé?s journey to adulthood and a meditation on disability in American life Published in 1996, Life as We Know It introduced Jamie Bérubé to the world as a sweet, bright, gregarious little boy who loves the Beatles, pizza, and making lists. When he is asked in his preschool class what he would like to be when he grows up,... more...

  • A Plague on All Our Housesby Bruce J. Hillman MD

    University Press of New England 2016; Not Available

    The medical detective story of Dr. Michael Gottlieb?s discovery of AIDS, his struggle with the medical establishment, and the temptations of Hollywood more...

  • A Life Everlastingby Sarah Gray

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    A donor mother?s powerful memoir of grief and rebirth that is also a fascinating medical science whodunit, taking us inside the world of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation and cutting-edge scientific research. When Sarah Gray received the devastating news that her unborn son Thomas was diagnosed with anencephaly, a terminal condition, she decided... more...

  • Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patientby Norman Cousins

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 9.99

    The power of laughter triumphs over illness in Norman Cousins?s bestselling classic memoir that revolutionized medicine. Norman Cousins?s iconic firsthand account of victory against terminal disease, Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient inspired a revolution, encouraging patients to take charge of their own treatment.   A political... more...

  • Not All Superheroes Wear Capesby Quentin Kenihan

    Hachette Australia 2016; US$ 15.99

    Quentin Kenihan is living proof that superheroes don't need capes, just the right attitude. FOREWORD BY RAY MARTIN When he was a kid, Quentin Kenihan loved Superman. Ironic, really. Quentin didn't need kryptonite to reveal his weakness - born with a rare bone disorder, osteogenesis imperfecta, his bones broke all on their own. When Quentin was... more...

  • Genius Belaboredby Theodore G. Obenchain

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    In Genius Belabored: Childbed Fever and the Tragic Life of Ignaz Semmelweis , Theodore G. Obenchain traces the life story of a nineteenth-century Hungarian obstetrician who was shunned and marginalized by the medical establishment for advancing a far-sighted but unorthodox solution to the appalling mortality rates that plagued new mothers of the... more...

  • Un Grand Médecin et Biologiste Casimir-Joseph Davaine (1812?1882)by Jean Théodoridès; Marcel Florkin

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

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  • The Awakening of HK Derryberryby Jim Bradford; Andy Hardin

    Thomas Nelson 2016; US$ 18.74

    The Awakening of HK Derryberry is the inspiring story of how one man was willing to step out of his upper middle-class world into the life of a young, disabled boy with a dismal future. Little did Jim Bradford know the transformational potential of that friendship---for HK and himself. more...

  • The World in Flamesby Jerald Walker

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    A memoir of growing up with blind, African-American parents in a segregated cult preaching the imminent end of the world When The World in Flames begins, in 1970, Jerry Walker is six years old. His consciousness revolves around being a member of a church whose beliefs he finds not only confusing but terrifying. Composed of a hodgepodge of requirements... more...

  • Le fauteuil roulant malgré luiby François-Marie Pons; Sylvie Pons

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    Les aventures d'un fauteuil roulant et de son utilisatrice. Il fallait tomber sur lui, le fauteuil roulant narrateur des misères de sa « patronne » : il nomme ainsi la patiente qu?il transporte, une personne peu banale qui s?est réveillée à moitié paralysée un lendemain de Saint-Valentin, dans une chambre d?hôpital. Une opération qui a mal tourné... more...