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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping,... more...

  • Every Patient Tells a Storyby Lisa Sanders

    Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale 2009; US$ 15.99

    A riveting exploration of the most difficult and important part of what doctors do, by Yale School of Medicine physician Dr. Lisa Sanders, author of the monthly New York Times Magazine column "Diagnosis," the inspiration for the hit Fox TV series House, M.D. "The experience of being ill can be like waking up in a foreign country. Life, as you... more...

  • Betterby Atul Gawande

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    The struggle to perform well is universal, but nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable. His vivid stories take us to battlefield surgical tents... more...

  • The Short Busby Jonathan Mooney

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 11.89

    A young man once called unteachable journeys across America to investigate the lives of those, like himself, who are forced to create new ways of living in order to survive Labeled "dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled with attention and behavior problems," Jonathan Mooney was a short bus rider—a derogatory term used for kids in special education... more...

  • The Story of My Fatherby Sue Miller

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 10.02

    In the fall of 1988, Sue Miller found herself caring for her father as he slipped into the grasp of Alzheimer's disease. She was, she claims, perhaps the least constitutionally suited of all her siblings to be in the role in which she suddenly found herself, and in The Story of My Fathe r she grapples with the haunting memories of those final months... more...

  • Happyby Alex Lemon

    Scribner 2009; US$ 11.99

    His freshman year of college, Alex Lemon was supposed to be the star catcher on the Macalester College baseball team. He was the boy getting every girl, the hard-partying kid everyone called Happy. In the spring of 1997, he had his first stroke. For two years Lemon coped with his deteriorating health by sinking deeper into alcohol and drug abuse. His... more...

  • One Born Every Minuteby Maria Dore; Ros Bradbury

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 10.99

    ONE BORN EVERY MINUTE, Channel 4's Bafta-winning documentary series has been a critical and popular smash-hit. And in January 2012, we'll be back on the maternity ward for fourteen brand-new, thrilling episodes. In this wonderful book, midwives Maria Dore and Ros Bradbury look back over their careers and reveal the extraordinary experiences that... more...

  • The Fight of my Lifeby Barbara Clark

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 6.99

    Barbara Clark is a former nurse, foster carer and mother of two children, one with special needs, and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in February 2005. During her treatment, she found that there was a drug existing, Herceptin, that would double survival chances for her particular form of cancer from 14%. However, it wasn't available... more...

  • A Mother's Nightmareby Cathy Crimmins

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 6.79

    In the tradition of Lorenzo's Oil , a brutally searing story of one mother's quest to save her child's life. One day Kelly Crimmins was a happy seemingly healthy twelve-year-old; the next she confessed to her mom that she'd had blood in her urine for months. After a series of tests, Kelly was diagnosed with a life-threatening, potentially... more...

  • The Autobiography of a Quack and The Case of George Dedlowby Silas Weir Mitchell

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    A vastly informative book, this is about the life of a great man of medicine. His personal experiences as well as his observations and ideals are described in an engaging and elucidating manner. A must-read. more...