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When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi - 2016-01-12
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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chr...
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A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
Atul Gawande - 2003-03-31 (first published in 2002)
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In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is--uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human.Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonficti...
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A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Atul Gawande - 2008-01-21
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The struggle to perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line with every decision. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intent...
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Being Mortal
Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande - 2017-09-05
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In Being Mortal, author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medic...
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The Emperor of All Maladies
A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee - 2011-08-09 (first published in 2010)
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence...
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Mountains Beyond Mountains
Tracy Kidder - 2004-08-31 (first published in 2003)
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This powerful and inspiring book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. ...
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Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese - 2010-01-26 (first published in 2009)
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A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel - an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and thei...
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When the Air Hits Your Brain
Tales from Neurosurgery
Frank T. Vertosick Jr. - 2008-03-17 (first published in 1996)
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With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick Jr., MD, describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick’s patients and un...
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Atlas of Human Anatomy
Frank H. Netter - 2018-03-13 (first published in 1989)
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The only anatomy atlas illustrated by physicians, Atlas of Human Anatomy, 7th edition, brings you world-renowned, exquisitely clear views of the human body with a clinical perspective. In addition to the famous work of Dr. Frank Netter, you'll also find nearly 100 paintings by Dr. Carlos A. G. Machado, one of today's foremost medical illustrators. ...
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures (FSG Classics) by Anne Fadiman (2012-04-24)
Fadiman - 2012-04-24 (first published in 1997)
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Lia Lee was born in 1982 to a family of recent Hmong immigrants, and soon developed symptoms of epilepsy. By 1988 she was living at home but was brain dead after a tragic cycle of misunderstanding, over-medication, and culture clash: "What the doctors viewed as clinical efficiency the Hmong viewed as frosty arrogance." The Spirit Catches You and Yo...
Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology by Edward C. Klatt
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The House of God by Samuel Shem
Rapid Review Pathology by Edward F. Goljan
Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology by John E. Hall
Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver W. Sacks
How We Die by Sherwin B. Nuland
The Intern Blues by Robert Marion
The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The White Coat Investor by James M Dahle
My Own Country by Abraham Verghese
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine by Dennis Kasper
Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple by Mark Gladwin
Medical Terminology by David Andersson
How We Do Harm by Otis Webb Brawley
Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs by Michael J. Collins
God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet
Color Atlas of Anatomy by Johannes W. Rohen
Pathophysiology of Heart Disease by Leonard S Lilly
Hot Lights, Cold Steel by Michael J. Collins
Clinically Oriented Anatomy by Keith L. Moore Msc Hon. Dsc Fiac
CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2019 by Maxine Papadakis
Histology by Michael H. Ross
Clinical Neuroanatomy made ridiculously simple by Stephen Goldberg M. D
High-Yield Embryology5thEdition by Dudek PhD, Ronald W. published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins by
This Side of Doctoring by Eliza lo Chin
The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly by Matt McCarthy
Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking by Lynn S. Bickley MD FACP
Stiff by Mary Roach
What Doctors Feel by Danielle Ofri
Step-Up to Medicine by Dr. Steven Agabegi MD
BRS Physiology by Linda S. Costanzo
Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2022 by Maxine Papadakis, Stephen McPhee, Michael Rabow, Kenneth McQuaid
This Won't Hurt a Bit by Michelle Au
Every Patient Tells a Story by Lisa Sanders
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
A Not Entirely Benign Procedure by Perri Klass
On Call by Emily Transue
High-Yield™ Neuroanatomy by Douglas J. Gould
Final Exam by Pauline W. Chen
BRS Embryology by Ronald W. Dudek
Intern by Sandeep Jauhar
Robbins Basic Pathology by Vinay Kumar Mbbs Frcpath