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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...

  • Abraham Verghese: A Biographyby Laura Malfere

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 4.95

    In 1980, Abraham Verghese joined thousands of other hopeful medical graduates from the University of Madras and entered into the competitive world of residents and interns in the United States. As he stepped off the plane to begin his career as a doctor in an unfamiliar environment? 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$ 27.95

    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 Human Beingby Gavin Francis

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 26.99

    We assume we know our bodies intimately, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory, an enigma of bone and muscle, neurons and synapses. How many of us understand the way seizures affect the brain, how the heart is connected to well-being, or the why the foot holds the key to our humanity? In Adventures in Human Being , award-winning author... more...

  • Adventures in Two Worldsby A. J. Cronin

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 5.12

    From the author of The Stars Look Down and The Citadel , and the creator of Dr Finlay's Casebook 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...

  • After the Strokeby May Sarton

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    An intimate and uplifting memoir chronicling May Sarton?s efforts to regain her health, art, and sense of self after suffering from a stroke Feeling cut off and isolated?from herself most of all?after suffering a stroke at age 73, May Sarton began a journal that helped her along the road to recovery. She wrote every day without fail, even if... more...