Medicine

The Body: A Guide For Occupants Bill Bryson

THE BODY is a deep examination of the glorious machine that is the human body: how it functions, how...

From Steel Mills to Stethoscopes: A History of the Birmingham Medical Profession Lynn Edge

FROM STEEL MILLS TO STETHOSCOPES covers the advancement of the medical profession in Birmingham from...

Carville's Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice Pam Fessler

CARVILLE'S CURE is the story of Carville, the only leprosy (now known as Hansen's disease) colony in the continental United States, located in the bayous of Louisiana. Following a surprising family connection to Carville, Fessler unearthed the lost world of the patients, nurses, doctors, and researchers at Carville who...

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande

BEING MORTAL examines how the medical field handles the inevitable end of life for patients, but more importantly, how it can be improved. Using brilliant research and illuminating anecdoatal evidence, Gawande shows how the current aims of medicine can often run counter to what patients truly want from their end of...

The Other Dr. Gilmer: Two Men, a Murder, and an Unlikely Fight for Justice Benjamin Gilmer

THE OTHER DR. GILMER follows the incredible true account of a beloved small town doctor who commits a brutal murder, and the fight to save his life by the physician who replaces him - the other Dr. Gilmer. The legal battle that ensues brings a landmark case against our broken prison system.

 

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The Premonition: A Pandemic Story Michael Lewis

THE PREMONITION: A PANDEMIC STORY reveals the heroes who saved America from an even worse fate than COVID-19 wrought. This thriller shows us how the science project of a thirteen-year-old girl fits in the mix as well as a local public-health official who challenged the CDC. Anti-heroes who built a wall of ignorance are...

Dinner with Dimaggio: Memories of an American Hero Rock Positano

DINNER WITH DIMAGGIO: MEMORIES OF AN AMERICAN HERO is an intimate, personal, up-close look at one of the most private American superstars. These are never-before-revealed stories that Rock Positano is now sharing. He became Joltin' Joe's closest friend and protector in the last decade of his life.

 

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The Doctor Is in: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre Dr. Ruth Westheimer

THE DOCTOR IS IN: DR. RUTH ON LOVE, LIFE, AND JOIE DE VIVRE is truly an amazing story of a Holocaust survivor, an army sniper during Israel's War of Independence, and America's best-loved therapist. The book will help shed light on dealing with tragedy and loss, and living life to its fullest.

 

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