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  • Finding Sanityby Greg de Moore; Ann Westmore

    Allen & Unwin 2016; US$ 20.99

    The first biography of the ground breaking Australian doctor who discovered the first pharmacological treatment for mental illness. more...

  • Sam and Chesterby Jo Bailey-Merritt

    Transworld 2016; US$ 18.32

    When Sam Bailey-Merritt was just two years old, almost overnight he lost the ability to communicate or function. His mother, Jo, was at a loss as to what to do as she saw her son grow increasingly isolated and begin to suffer from uncontrollable meltdowns. Eventually, Sam was diagnosed with autism. Sam's condition continued to worsen and, just when... more...

  • Patient H.M.by Luke Dittrich

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.00

    ?Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King?* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M., a man who forever altered our understanding of how memory works?and whose treatment raises deeply unsettling questions about the human cost of scientific progress. For readers... more...

  • Waking the Spiritby Andrew Schulman; MACP FACS M.D. Dr. Marvin A. McMillen

    Picador 2016; US$ 25.99

    THE ASTOUNDING STORY OF A CRITICALLY ILL MUSICIAN WHO IS SAVED BY MUSIC AND RETURNS TO THE SAME HOSPITAL TO HELP HEAL OTHERS Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old professional guitarist, had a close brush with death on the night of July 16, 2009. Against the odds he survived: A medical miracle. Once fully recovered, Andrew resolved to dedicate... more...

  • Things That Matterby David Galler

    Allen & Unwin 2016; US$ 19.08

    This is a masterful tour through the mystery and majesty of modern medicine, guided by a world-class physician who has the mind of a superb scientist and the soul of a fine poet.' more...

  • La Pêche à rôderby Jacques-Étienne Bovard

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    La pêche, un art de l?impatience ? Pour la plupart, pêche rime avec patience, passivité, ennui. C?est l?éternelle caricature du pêcheur en papi affalé devant sa canne, les yeux rivés à son flotteur qui ne coule jamais. Or, à lire les récits ou à regarder les photos de Jacques-Étienne Bovard, qui rôde depuis son enfance le long des rivières et des... more...

  • 1414 - Die Erfolgsgeschichte der Rega und ihre Gesichterby Franziska Schläpfer; Gianni Pisano

    Wörterseh Verlag 2016; US$ 5.99

    Die Rega ist im Inland verehrt, geliebt und bewundert, im Ausland als Organisation und Partnerin respektiert. Gegen 2,4 Millionen Gönnerinnen und Gönner bilden ihr Rückgrat und ermöglichen landesweite Luftrettung und weltweite Repatriierung verletzter und erkrankter Menschen. In "1414" lässt Franziska Schläpfer Menschen sprechen, von denen die Rega... more...

  • Geboren als Frau - Glücklich als Mannby Niklaus Flütsch; Ursula Eichenberger

    Wörterseh Verlag 2016; US$ 14.99

    Niklaus Flütsch kam 1964 in Zürich zur Welt. Als Bettina. Das Kind trug alle äußeren Zeichen eines Mädchens, wurde von seiner Umgebung auch eindeutig als solches wahrgenommen, fühlte sich aber als Junge. Im Alter von vier Jahren bat es seine Mutter, sich die langen Haare schneiden zu dürfen. Die Enttäuschung, dass mit den fallenden Haaren nicht automatisch... more...

  • Finding a Wayby Graeme Innes

    University of Queensland Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    I learned from my family that most things could be achieved ? the challenge was finding a way. Blind from birth, Graeme Innes was blessed. Blessed because he had a family who refused to view his blindness as a handicap and who instilled in him a belief in his own abilities. Blessed because he had the determination to persevere when obstacles were put... more...

  • Will & Iby Clay Byars

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 14.99

    Clay Byars was recovering at home from a near-fatal car crash when he suffered a massive stroke. He was just eighteen years old. He awoke, back in the hospital, and was told he would be paralyzed from the eyes down for the rest of his life. Determined to defy the odds, Clay quickly and miraculously began to recover his mobility but discovered just... more...