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Six Months in Sudan
Six Months in Sudan
Written by Dr. James Maskalyk
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ISBN: 9780385529648
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Six Months in Sudan
A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village
Written by Dr. James Maskalyk


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On Sale: May 26, 2009
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An inspiring story of one doctor’s struggle in a war-torn village in the heart of Sudan

In 2007, James Maskalyk, newly recruited by Doctors Without Borders, set out for the contested border town of Abyei, Sudan. An emergency physician drawn to the ravaged parts of the world, Maskalyk spent six months treating... Read more >
Pretty Is What Changes
Pretty Is What Changes
Written by Jessica Queller
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ISBN: 9780385520416
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Pretty Is What Changes
Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene, and How I Defied My Destiny
Written by Jessica Queller


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $15.00

Faced with the BRCA mutation—the so-called “breast cancer gene”—one woman must answer the question: When genetics can predict how we may die, how then do we decide to live?
 
Eleven months after her mother succumbs to cancer, Jessica Queller has herself tested for the BRCA gene mutation. The results come... Read more >
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Toxic Truth
Toxic Truth
Written by Lydia Denworth
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807000328
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Toxic Truth
A Scientist, a Doctor, and the Battle over Lead
Written by Lydia Denworth


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2009
Price: $27.95

They didn't start out as environmental warriors. Clair Patterson was a geochemist focused on determining the age of the Earth. Herbert Needleman was a pediatrician treating inner-city children. But in the chemistry lab and the hospital ward, they met a common enemy: lead. It was literally everywhere-in gasoline and paint, of... Read more >
The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Written by David Shields
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ISBN: 9780307387967
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The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead

Written by David Shields


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2009
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Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers—from Lucretius to Woody Allen—Shields expertly renders both... Read more >
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Tending Lives
Tending Lives
Written by Echo Heron
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ISBN: 9780307560537
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Tending Lives
Nurses on the Medical Front
Written by Echo Heron


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $7.99

As the healthcare debate rages on with the growth of the HMO industry, nurses quietly continue to provide the day-to-day grit and deeply-felt passion that hold the healing profession together. Within these remarkable women and men are poignant, outrageous stories drawn from the edge of life. But fear of career backlash... Read more >
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Sickened
Sickened
Written by Julie Gregory
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ISBN: 9780307490926
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Sickened
The True Story of a Lost Childhood
Written by Julie Gregory


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2008
Price: $11.99

A young girl is perched on the cold chrome of yet another doctor’s examining table, missing yet another day of school. Just twelve, she’s tall, skinny, and weak. It’s four o’clock, and she hasn’t been allowed to eat anything all day. Her mother, on the other hand, seems curiously excited. She's... Read more >
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Maimonides
Maimonides
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland
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ISBN: 9780805211504
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Maimonides

Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $16.00

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 >
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Maimonides
Maimonides
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland
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ISBN: 9780805212273
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Maimonides

Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $11.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Moses Maimonides was a Renaissance man before there was a Renaissance: a great physician who served a sultan, a dazzling Torah scholar, a community leader, a daring philosopher whose greatest work—The Guide for the Perplexed—attempted to reconcile scientific knowledge with faith in God. He was a...

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It's Not About the Hair
It's Not About the Hair
Written by Debra Jarvis
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ISBN: 9781570615733
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It's Not About the Hair
And Other Certainties of Life and Cancer
Written by Debra Jarvis


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2008
Price: $16.95

Debra Jarvis works as a chaplain supporting patients at Seattle’s Cancer Care Alliance (the clinic founded by the world-famous Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute). In that capacity she meets daily with patients in at many points along the path of living with cancer, from diagnosis to treatment to recovery and facing... Read more >
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The Uncertain Art
The Uncertain Art
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland
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ISBN: 9781588367235
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The Uncertain Art
Thoughts on a Life in Medicine
Written by Sherwin B. Nuland


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $12.99

“Life is short, and the Art so long; the occasion fleeting; experience fallacious; and judgment difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and the externals, cooperate.”
–attributed to Hippocrates, c. 400 B.C.E.

The award-winning author of How We... Read more >
Pretty Is What Changes
Pretty Is What Changes
Written by Jessica Queller
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ISBN: 9780385525718
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Pretty Is What Changes
Impossible Choices, The Breast Cancer Gene, and How I Defied My Destiny
Written by Jessica Queller


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $11.99

Faced with the BRCA mutation—the so-called “breast cancer gene”—one woman must answer the question: When genetics can predict how we may die, how then do we decide to live?
 
Eleven months after her mother succumbs to cancer, Jessica Queller has herself tested for the BRCA gene mutation. The results come... Read more >
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The Making of a Nurse
The Making of a Nurse
Written by Tilda Shalof
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ISBN: 9780771079832
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The Making of a Nurse

Written by Tilda Shalof


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $16.95

The bestselling author of A Nurse’s Story is back with more insider stories.

Tilda Shalof has been a caregiver all her life — at home for her family, at work for strangers — but her skills didn’t come easily. From when she was a child taking care of her sick parents to... Read more >
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The Thing About Life is That One Day You'll Be Dead
The Thing About Life is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Written by David Shields
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ISBN: 9780307268495
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The Thing About Life is That One Day You'll Be Dead

Written by David Shields


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2008
Price: $11.99

Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers—from Lucretius to Woody Allen—Shields expertly renders both... Read more >
The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead
Written by David Shields, Read by Don Leslie
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739359297
Our Price: $17.50

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The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead

Written by David Shields
Read by Don Leslie


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: February 5, 2008
Price: $17.50

Mesmerized–at times unnerved–by his ninety-seven-year-old father’s nearly superhuman vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an investigation of the human physical condition. The result is this exhilarating audiobook: both a personal meditation on mortality and an exploration of flesh-and-blood existence from crib to oblivion–an exploration that paradoxically prompts a renewed and profound... Read more >
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The Anatomist
The Anatomist
Written by Bill Hayes
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ISBN: 9780345456892
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The Anatomist
A True Story of Gray's Anatomy
Written by Bill Hayes


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2007
Price: $24.95

"Hayes’s history of the illustrated medical text “Gray’s Anatomy” coincides with the hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of its first publication. Fascinated by the fact that little was known about the famous book’s genesis, Hayes combed through nineteenth-century letters and medical-school records, learning that, besides Henry Gray, the brilliant scholar and surgeon who wrote... Read more >
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The Anatomist
The Anatomist
Written by Bill Hayes
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ISBN: 9780345504692
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The Anatomist
A True Story of Gray's Anatomy
Written by Bill Hayes


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On Sale: December 26, 2007
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The classic medical text known as Gray’s Anatomy is one of the most famous books ever written. Now, on the 150th anniversary of its publication, acclaimed science writer and master of narrative nonfiction Bill Hayes has written the fascinating, never-before-told true story of how this seminal volume came to be. A...

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Delivering Doctor Amelia
Delivering Doctor Amelia
Written by Dan Shapiro
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ISBN: 9780307425485
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Delivering Doctor Amelia
The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Error and the Psychologist Who Helped Her
Written by Dan Shapiro


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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“Voices are a soul’s signature,” says psychologist Dan Shapiro, who in his daily practice hears plenty of them. For all his expertise, he admits he’s still terrified that “someone will keep something from me, and when they tell me the truth, I’ll be useless.”

Treating other physicians has become one of Shapiro’s... Read more >
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Mom's Marijuana
Mom's Marijuana
Written by Dan Shapiro
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ISBN: 9780307426918
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Mom's Marijuana
Life, Love, and Beating the Odds
Written by Dan Shapiro


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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A young man battles Hodgkin's disease and survives--with more than a little help from his Mom--in this wry and uplifting memoir about life, love, and beating the odds.

When Dan Shapiro's decidely anti-drug mom put aside her convictions and grew marijuana in her backyard garden (behind a discrete screen of sunflowers), he... Read more >
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One Hundred Days
One Hundred Days
Written by David Biro
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ISBN: 9780307427113
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One Hundred Days
My Unexpected Journey from Doctor to Patient
Written by David Biro


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

It is a situation we all fear and none of us can imagine: a life-threatening diagnosis. But what if the person receiving the diagnosis--young, physically fit, poised for a bright future--is himself a doctor?

At thirty-one David biro has just completed his residency and joined his father's successful dermatology practice. Struck with... Read more >
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Ordinary Daylight
Ordinary Daylight
Written by Andrew Potok
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ISBN: 9780307418272
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Ordinary Daylight
Portrait of an Artist Going Blind
Written by Andrew Potok


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

Andrew Potok is an intense, vigorous, sensual man--and a gifted painter. Then, passing forty, he rapidly begins to go blind from an inherited eye disease, retinitis pigmentosa. Depressed and angry, he rages at the losses that are eradicating his life as an artist, his sources of pleasure, his competence as a... Read more >
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Switching Time
Switching Time
Written by Richard Baer
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ISBN: 9780307406750
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Switching Time

Written by Richard Baer


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 2, 2007
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One afternoon in 1989, Karen Overhill walks into psychiatrist Richard Baer’s office complaining of vague physical pains and depression. Odder still, she reveals that she’s suffering from a persistent memory problem. Routinely, she “loses” parts of her day, finding herself in places she doesn’t remember going to or being told about... Read more >
What Patients Taught Me
What Patients Taught Me
Written by Audrey Young
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ISBN: 9781570615276
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What Patients Taught Me
A Medical Student's Journey
Written by Audrey Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: July 31, 2007
Price: $15.95

Do sleek high-tech hospitals teach more about medicine and less about humanity? Do doctors ever lose their tolerance for suffering? With sensitive observation and graceful prose, this book explores some of the difficult and deeply personal questions a 23-year-old doctor confronts with her very first dying patient, and continues to struggle... Read more >
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Another Day in the Frontal Lobe
Another Day in the Frontal Lobe
Written by Katrina Firlik
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ISBN: 9780812973402
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Another Day in the Frontal Lobe
A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside
Written by Katrina Firlik


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $16.00

Katrina Firlik is a neurosurgeon, one of only two hundred or so women among the alpha males who dominate this high-pressure, high-prestige medical specialty. She is also a superbly gifted writer–witty, insightful, at once deeply humane and refreshingly wry. In Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, Dr. Firlik draws on this... Read more >
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Another Day in the Frontal Lobe
Another Day in the Frontal Lobe
Written by Katrina Firlik
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ISBN: 9781588365491
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Another Day in the Frontal Lobe
A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside
Written by Katrina Firlik


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 2, 2006
Price: $11.99

Katrina Firlik is a neurosurgeon, one of only two hundred or so women among the alpha males who dominate this high-pressure, high-prestige medical specialty. She is also a superbly gifted writer–witty, insightful, at once deeply humane and refreshingly wry. In Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, Dr. Firlik draws on this... Read more >
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Cutting Remarks
Cutting Remarks
Written by Sidney Schwab
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Cutting Remarks
Insights and Recollections of a Surgeon
Written by Sidney Schwab


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2006
Price: $16.95

"A surgeon can kill you...and you'll sleep right through it."

The most dramatic—and seemingly glamorous—of medical fields, surgery captivates the public's imagination. Written for inquisitive laymen as well as anyone in the medical profession, this fascinating first-person account documents the career of one of America's top surgeons. Readers accompany Sidney Schwab through... Read more >
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