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Matt Morgan

A moving medical memoir written by intensive care doctor Dr. Matt Morgan.

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On the Move: A Life

On the Move: A Life

Oliver Sacks

An impassioned, tender and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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The Hospital By the River: A Story of Hope

The Hospital By the River: A Story of Hope

Catherine Hamlin, John Little

Gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin left Australia in 1959 on a short contract to establish a midwifery school in Ethiopia. Almost 50 years later, Catherine is still there, running one of the most outstanding medical programs...

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My Stroke of Insight

My Stroke of Insight

Jill Bolte Taylor

A US bestseller and Oprah's new webinar author, this is a brain scientist's personal experience of a stroke, her journey to recovery and rare insight into human consciousness and its possibilities for all of us

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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance

Atul Gawande

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...

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 Read reviewMadness: a Memoir

Madness: a Memoir

Kate Richards

Madness is a real world for the many thousands of people who are right now living within it. It never apologises. Sometimes it is a shadow, ever present, without regard for the sun. Sometimes it is a well of dark water with no...

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Keeping Hope Alive: How One Somali Woman Changed 90,000 Lives

Keeping Hope Alive: How One Somali Woman Changed 90,000 Lives

Dr. Hawa Abdi

The truly inspiring and moving story of a female doctor in war torn Somalia who refuses to leave her country and her people

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My Own Country: A Doctor's Story

My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story

Abraham Verghese

A young doctor of eastern Tennessee describes the town's first introduction to the AIDS virus, which preceded a disturbing epidemic and introduced the doctor to many unique people.

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First Fleet Surgeon: The Voyage of Arthur Bowes Smyth

First Fleet Surgeon: The Voyage of Arthur Bowes Smyth

David Hill

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The Heart Healers

The Heart Healers

James S. Forrester

At one time, heart disease was a death sentence. In The Heart Healers, world renowned cardiologist Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin...

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Band-Aid for a Broken Leg: Being a Doctor with No Borders and Other Ways to Stay Single

Band-Aid for a Broken Leg: Being a Doctor with No Borders and Other Ways to Stay Single

Damien Brown

A powerful, heart-breaking, surprisingly funny, honest and ultimately uplifting account of life on the medical frontline, and a moving testimony of the work done by Medecins Sans Frontieres and the extraordinary and sometimes...

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Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly: Quarterly Essay 57

Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly: Quarterly Essay 57

Karen Hitchcock

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