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How We Die
Reflections of Life's Final Chapter, New Edition
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 1995
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74244-9 (0-679-74244-1)

Winner of the National Book Award

Attempting to demythologize the process of dying, Nuland explores how we shall die, each of us in a way that will be unique. Through particular stories of dying--of patients, and of his own family--he examines the seven most common roads to death: old age, cancer, AIDS... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download.

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How We Live

Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 26, 1998
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78140-0 (0-679-78140-4)

Having won the National Book Award for How We Die, his best-selling inquiry into the causes and modes of death, Sherwin Nuland now turns his attention to the miraculous resiliency of human life. For this lucid, wonderful, and wonder-filled new book explores the body's mysterious capacity to marshal disparate organs and... Read more >

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Maimonides

Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1150-4 (0-8052-1150-0)

Sherwin B. Nuland—best-selling author of How We Die—focuses his surgeon’s eye and writer’s pen on this greatest of rabbis, most intriguing of Jewish philosophers, and most honored of Jewish doctors.

Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician, a dazzling Torah scholar, a daring philosopher. Eight... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Unhealthy Truth
One Mother's Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America's Food Supply-- and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself
Written by Robyn O'Brien and Rachel Kranz


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3074-1 (0-7679-3074-6)

Robyn O’Brien is not the most likely candidate for an antiestablishment crusade. A Houston native from a conservative family, this MBA and married mother of four was not someone who gave much thought to misguided government agencies and chemicals in our food—until the day her youngest daughter had a violent allergic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Incidental Findings
Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicine
Written by Danielle Ofri


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7267-7 (0-8070-7267-2)

In Singular Intimacies, which the New England Journal of Medicine said captured the “essence of becoming and being a doctor,” Danielle Ofri led us into the hectic, constantly challenging world of big-city medicine. In Incidental Findings, she’s finished her training and is learning through practice to become a more rounded healer.

“Ofri... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Singular Intimacies
Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue
Written by Danielle Ofri


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7251-6 (0-8070-7251-6)

Singular Intimacies is the story of becoming a doctor by immersion at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country. When Danielle Ofri first enters the doors as a medical student, she is immediately plunged into the teeming world of urban medicine. It is here that Dr. Ofri... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What Doctors Feel
How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine
Written by Danielle Ofri


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3330-2 (0-8070-3330-8)

The quality of medical care is influenced by what doctors feel, an aspect of medicine that is usually left out of discussions of health care today. Drawing on scientific studies, as well as on real-life stories from other physicians and her own medical practice, Dr. Danielle Ofri examines the impact of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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What Doctors Feel
How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine
Written by Danielle Ofri


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7332-2 (0-8070-7332-6)

The quality of medical care is influenced by what doctors feel, an aspect of medicine that is usually left out of discussions of health care today. Drawing on scientific studies, as well as on real-life stories from other physicians and her own medical practice, Dr. Danielle Ofri examines the impact of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Virus Hunter
Thirty Years of Battling Hot Viruses Around the World
Written by C.J. Peters and Mark Olshaker


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 13, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48558-6 (0-385-48558-1)

The commander of the Army virology unit that battled Ebola in The Hot Zone--and current director of Special Pathogens at the CDC--teams up with the bestselling co-author of Mind Hunter to chronicle his extraordinary thirty-year career fighting deadly viruses.

Currently the head of Special Pathogens at the Centers for Disease Control... Read more >

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The Hot Zone
The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
Written by Richard Preston


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 15, 1999
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49522-6 (0-385-49522-6)

A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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The Hot Zone
The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
Written by Richard Preston


Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 20, 1995
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-47956-1 (0-385-47956-5)

A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Bad Medicine

Written by Ron Querry


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37799-6 (0-553-37799-X)

A novel of modern-day plague and timeless evil in the desolate landscape of the Navajo nation. The silence that surrounds this plague makes it even deadlier. Dr. Push Foster–himself a Native American–is forced to leave the laboratory, cross a cultural divide, and squarely face a dark certainty about “bad medicine” long... Read more >

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A User's Guide to the Brain
Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain
Written by John J. Ratey, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70107-8 (0-375-70107-9)

With his acclaimed Shadow Syndromes and the bestselling Driven to Distraction, Harvard professor John J. Ratey has been at the forefront in explaining the current revolution in the neurosciences. In this new work, he guides us through the brain’s workings and its role in our behavior.

Recent discoveries have revealed the brain... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Essence of Chi-Gung
A Handbook of Basic Forms for Daily Practice
Written by Daniel P. Reid


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-962-9 (1-59030-962-6)

The beneficial health effects of daily chi-gung practice have long been known in China, but in the West, chi-gung is becoming increasingly used for general well-being and to complement conventional medical treatment. The Essence of Chi-Gung is an easy-to-use workbook that teaches the fundamentals of chi-gung practice and provides a safe... Read more >

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The Body, Revised Edition
A Complete User's Guide
Written by Patricia Daniels
Foreword by Richard Restak, M.D.


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-1414-1 (1-4262-1414-6)

A comprehensive home reference for students and individuals, this fully illustrated, easy-to-understand new edition includes the most up-to-date information about the human body.

Created in collaboration with a panel of medical experts, The Body features the latest information about the inner workings of the human body and its vital systems. Packed with... Read more >

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The Real Life Body Book
A Young Woman's Complete Guide to Health and Wellness
Written by Hope Ricciotti and Monique Doyle Spencer


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Celestial Arts
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-58761-357-9 (1-58761-357-3)

In The Real Life Body Book, a Harvard ob-gyn, explains the full range of health issues facing young women today. This comprehensive and authoritative guide focuses on whole body wellness and prevention, from the skin (acne, piercing, tattooing) and the head (mental health, hormones, stress) to the bones, heart, and stomach... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Copeland's Cure
Homeopathy and the War Between Conventional and Alternative Medicine
Written by Natalie Robins


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 15, 2005
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-41090-1 (0-375-41090-2)

Today, one out of every three Americans uses some form of alternative medicine, either along with their conventional (“standard,” “traditional”) medications or in place of them. One of the most controversial—as well as one of the most popular—alternatives is homeopathy, a wholly Western invention brought to America from Germany in 1827... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Being Well (Even When You're Sick)
Mindfulness Practices for People with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses
Written by Elana Rosenbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-000-5 (1-61180-000-5)

Maintaining a state of well-being and equanimity in the midst of serious disease is a challenge, but mindfulness can help make it possible. It is a process of bringing a fierce but loving attention to everything that arises in our mind and body. The simple techniques Elana Rosenbaum presents here are... Read more >

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The Children of Raquette Lake
One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism
Written by Mira Rothenberg
Foreword by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-467-7 (1-58394-467-2)

The Children of Raquette Lake: One Summer That Helped Change the Course of Treatment for Autism is an account of author Mira Rothenberg’s experience with eleven autistic and schizophrenic children during the summer of 1958. In order to avoid the regression that often occurred during the summer months, Rothenberg, a trained... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Trust is Not Enough
Bringing Human Rights to Medicine
Written by David J. Rothman and Sheila M. Rothman


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-140-0 (1-59017-140-3)

Addresses the issues at the heart of international medicine and social responsibility.

A number of international declarations have proclaimed that health care is a fundamental human right. But if we accept this broad commitment, how should we concretely define the state’s responsibility for the health of its citizens? Although there is growing... Read more >

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The Pursuit of Perfection
The Promise and Perils of Medical Enchancement
Written by Sheila Rothman and David Rothman


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75835-8 (0-679-75835-6)

What does it mean to live in a time when medical science can not only cure the human body but also reshape it? How should we as individuals and as a society respond to new drugs and genetic technologies? Sheila and David Rothman address these troubling questions with a singular blend... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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An Anthropologist On Mars
Seven Paradoxical Tales
Written by Oliver Sacks


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 1996
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75697-2 (0-679-75697-3)

Here are seven detailed and fascinating portraits of neurological patients, including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette's syndrome unless he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident, but finds a new sensibility and creative power in black and white; and an... Read more >

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Awakenings

Written by Oliver Sacks


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 1999
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70405-5 (0-375-70405-1)

Awakenings is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hallucinations

Written by Oliver Sacks


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95724-5 (0-307-95724-1)

Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing?

Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may... Read more >

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The Island of the Colorblind

Written by Oliver Sacks


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70073-6 (0-375-70073-0)

Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands--their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and the scientific wonder of Darwin and Wallace.

Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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