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Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside


Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside
By Firlik, Katrina
2007-06 - Random House Trade
9780812973402 Find It

 

This compelling tell-all by a brilliant young doctor cracks open the demanding, fascinating world of brain surgery, doing for the neurosurgeon what "Kitchen Confidential" has done for the professional chef. …More

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
By Gawande, Atul
2007-01 - Metropolitan Books
9780805082111 Find It

 

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The New York Times bestselling author examines the complex and risk-filled medical profession and how those involved progress from merely good to great. Gawande provides rare insight and offers an honest firsthand account of his own life as a surgeon. …More

Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
By Gawande, Atul
2002-01 - Metropolitan Books
9780805063196 Find It

 

Winner - 2003 ALA Non-Fiction Notable Selection
A book about medicine that reads like a thriller, "Complications" is "a uniquely soulful book about the science of mending bodies" (Adam Gopnik, author of "From Paris to the Moon"). …More

Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs: The Making of a Surgeon Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs: The Making of a Surgeon
By Collins, Michael J.
2009-05 - St. Martin's Press
9780312532932 Find It

 

Collins turns back the clock, taking readers from his days as a construction worker to his entry into medical school, expertly infusing his journey to become a doctor with humanity, compassion, and humor. …More

How Doctors Think

How Doctors Think
By Groopman, Jerome
2007-01 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780618610037 Find It

2008 ALA Notable
A New Yorker staff writer, bestselling author, and professor at Harvard Medical School unravels the mystery of how doctors figure out the best treatments--or fail to do so. This book describes the warning signs of flawed medical thinking and offers intelligent questions patients can ask. …More

Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village


Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village
By Maskalyk, James
2009-05 - Spiegel & Grau
9780385526517 Find It

 

In 2006 Maskalyk, a physician, joined Doctors Without Borders and was assigned to a small Sudanese village located between two military compounds. "Six Months in Sudan" is the riveting memoir of a young doctor trying to heal a village on the brink of devastation. …More

Lost in America: A Journey with My Father


Lost in America: A Journey with My Father
By Nuland, Sherwin B.
2004-03 - Vintage Books USA
9780375727221 Find It

 

A writer renowned for his insight into the mysteries of the body now gives us a lambent and profoundly moving book about the mysteries of family. At its center lies Sherwin Nuland's Rembrandtesque portrait of his father, Meyer Nudelman, a Jewish garment worker who came to America in the early years of the last century but remained an eternal outsider. Awkward in speech and movement, broken by the premature deaths of a wife and child, Meyer ruled his youngest son with a regime of rage, dependency, and helpless love that outlasted his death.…More

The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside
By Nuland, Sherwin B.
2009-04 - Kaplan Publishing
9781607140559 Find It

 

Like all doctors, Sherwin Nuland collects stories, and over thirty years in the practice of surgery, he has collected a consider number of both his own stories as well as the stories of surgeons he has worked with and admires. The remarkable stories told in this book are filled with the lessons of humanity. They describe that sacrosanct connection between two people we call the doctor-patient relationship, and that othe relationship between the mentor and student, so important to the perpetuation of medical knowledge, judgement, wisdom and character. Doctors have peculiar ways of approaching certain kinds of problems, and many of those ways are captured with with grace and elequence in "The Soul of Medicine." …More

Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science


Panic in Level 4: Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
By Preston, Richard, Jr.
2008-05 - Random House
9781400064908 Find It

 

From the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Hot Zone" comes this thrilling collection of the author's most gripping accounts. …More

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain


Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
By Sacks, Oliver
2007-01 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781400040810 Find It

 

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Sacks's compassionate, compelling tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own brains. Here, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people. …More

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
By Taylor, Jill Bolte
2009-05 - Plume Books
9780452295544 Find It

 

A brain scientist whose own stroke led to personal enlightenment brings a deep personal understanding to something she long studied: that the two lobes of the brain have very different personalities. …More

The Tennis Partner

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The Tennis Partner
By Verghese, Abraham
1999-10 - Harper Perennial
9780060931131 Find It

 

This moving memoir of a friendship between two doctors is what "Time" called "a brave and heart-baring story. . . . It will speak to anyone who has looked with his heart instead of his eyes." …More

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