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  • 'For Us It Was Heaven'by Angela Jackson

    Sussex Academic Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    ?This is a biography of many facets offering a wealth of insight and textual content of particular relevance in the context of gender studies. It tells us much of the status of nurses in Britain in the 1930s. It is also an important contribution to the history of the International Brigades and the Republican medical services in the Spanish civil war... more...

  • The Accidental Optimist's Guide to Lifeby Emily Joy

    Eye Books 2005; US$ 9.99

    Exploring an inimitable philosophy of hope and humor through a variety of ups and downs, this quirky recollection illustrates the author?s search for the meaning of life. Depicting her experiences as the only doctor on call for an entire hospital in Sierra Leone in the midst of civil war, this portrait tells a story of optimism triumphing over what... more...

  • Across The Red Lineby Richard Karl

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Richard Karl, a doctor and teacher, takes the reader closer than any writer before into the corridors of the hospital, on the surgical table, and into the world of medicine. In these pages we see the tragedies and triumphs of modern medicine: the beauty of surgery done well, and the aftermath of operations that fail to deliver on the hopes of the... more...

  • Adventures in Two Worldsby A J Cronin

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 5.65

    From the author of The Stars Look Down and The Citadel , and the creator of Dr Finlay's Casebook Adventures in Two Worlds ? an autobiographical novel by A J Cronin, creator of television?s Dr Finlay and author of The Citadel and many other bestsellers. A master storyteller, A J Cronin presents possibly his most fascinating tale. Taking... more...

  • The Adventures of Cancer Bitchby S. L. Wisenberg

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Wisenberg may have lost a breast, but she retained her humor, outrage, and skepticism toward common wisdom and most institutions. While following the prescribed protocols at the place she called Fancy Hospital, Wisenberg is unsparing in her descriptions of the fumblings of new doctors, her own awkward announcement to her students, and the mounds of... more...

  • Adverse Reactionsby Neil Pearce

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Dramatic and topical, Adverse Reactions tells the story of the fenoterol controversy, a major medical scandal some 15 years ago involving the asthma drug fenoterol, which was causing an epidemic of asthma deaths. Author Neil Pearce was one of the researchers who discovered, in hostile and often stressful circumstances, that fenoterol was the cause... more...

  • Adverse Reactionsby Neil Pearce

    Auckland University Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    Recounting the fenoterol epidemic—a major medical controversy that took place more than 15 years ago—this narrative explores the involvement of the asthma drug that caused numerous asthma deaths. Although the epidemic occurred in New Zealand, its shocking discoveries and subsequent consequences attracted worldwide attention in medical journals and... more...

  • Against Medical Adviceby James Patterson; Hal Friedman

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    Cory Friedman woke up one morning when he was five years old with the uncontrollable urge to twitch his neck. From that day forward his life became a hell of irrepressible tics and involuntary utterances, and Cory embarked on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist to discover the cause of his disease. Soon it became unclear what tics... more...

  • Alfred Russel Wallaceby Peter Raby

    Random House 2011; US$ 22.13

    In 1858, aged thirty-five, weak with malaria, isolated in the remote Spice Islands, Alfred Russel Wallace wrote to Charles Darwin: he had, he said excitedly, worked out a theory of natural selection. Darwin was aghast - his work of decades was about to be scooped. Within a fortnight, his outline and Wallace's paper were presented jointly in London.... more...

  • All My Patients Have Talesby Jeff Wells

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    All My Patients Have Tales is a heartwarming and funny collection of stories by a dedicated veterinarian featuring wild horses, porcupine-quill-covered dogs, male cats in labor, an extremely ornery pygmy donkey, an enormous hog, as well as many other domestic, and not so ?domestic? animals. Wells begins his work as an inexperienced recent college... more...