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- 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...
- Museyon 2014; US$ 14.99
This book is specially designed in Amazon's fixed-layout KF8 format with region magnification. Double-tap on an area of text to zoom and read. At the age of 30 suddenly his life fell apart. 3 years since the diagnosis, a strategic planner from a global advertising agency who can now only move his left index finger and his face, expresses... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 4.83
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 material directly from his own life, he tells of the early struggles of a poor medical student in Scotland,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Open Road Media 2015; US$ 9.99
The inspiring story of one little girl?s bravery in the face of an unrelenting disease In 1971 a girl named Alex was born with cystic fibrosis, a degenerative genetic lung disease. Although health-care innovations have improved the life span of CF patients tremendously over the last four decades, the illness remains fatal. Given only two years... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 21.14
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...