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When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi - Jan 12, 2016
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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...
Cutting for Stone
Abraham Verghese - Jan 26, 2010 (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...
Complications
A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
Atul Gawande - Mar 31, 2003 (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...
Better
A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Atul Gawande - Jan 21, 2008
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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...
Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology
Edward C. Klatt MD - Oct 10, 2014 (first published in 2000)
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Effectively master the most important principles and facts in pathology with this easy-to-use new edition of Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology. More than 1,100 questions-reviewed and updated to reflect the new content in the parent text-reinforce the fundamentals of gross and microscopic pathology as well as the latest findings in molecular bi...
Being Mortal
Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande - Sep 05, 2017
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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...
The Emperor of All Maladies
A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee - Aug 09, 2011 (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...
Mountains Beyond Mountains
Tracy Kidder - Aug 31, 2004 (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. ...
When the Air Hits Your Brain
Tales from Neurosurgery
Frank T. Vertosick Jr. - Mar 17, 2008 (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...
Atlas of Human Anatomy
Frank H. Netter MD - Mar 13, 2018 (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. ...
Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease
Vinay Kumar - Jun 29, 2020 (first published in 1974)
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Readable and highly illustrated, Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 10th Edition presents an in-depth, state-of-the-art overview of human diseases and their cellular and molecular basis. This best-selling text delivers the latest, most essential pathology knowledge in a readable, interesting manner, ensuring optimal understanding of th...
Rapid Review Pathology by Edward F. Goljan MD
How We Die by Sherwin B. Nuland
Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology by John E. Hall
Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple by Mark Gladwin
Medical Terminology by David Andersson
How We Do Harm by Otis Webb Brawley MD
Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs by Dr. 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 MD
Hot Lights, Cold Steel by M.D. Michael J. Collins
CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2019 by Maxine Papadakis
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
What Doctors Feel by MD Danielle Ofri
This Won't Hurt a Bit by Michelle Au MD
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Gifted Hands by Ben Carson
Love's Executioner by Irvin D. Yalom
The White Coat Investor by James M Dahle MD
In Shock by Rana Awdish
My Own Country by Abraham Verghese
Medical Medium Thyroid Healing by Anthony William
Open Heart by Stephen Westaby
First Aid for the Usmle Step 1, 2016 by Tao Le
Lives of a Cell by Lewis Thomas
The Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19/E by Dennis Kasper
Dying Well by Ira Byock MD
R.L. Drake's A. W.Vog'sl A.W. M. Mitchell's Gray's Anatomy for Students 2ndeditionGray's Anatomy for Students by R.L. Drake A. W.Vogl A.W. M. Mitchell
The Year They Tried to Kill Me by Salvatore Iaquinta MD
When Death Becomes Life by Joshua D Mezrich
Physiology Board Review Series by Linda S. Costanzo
BRS Physiology by Linda S. Costanzo
Physiology by Linda S. Costanzo
Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas AND SYNOPSIS OF CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY, 8th Ed by Klaus Wolff
One Doctor by Brendan Reilly M.D.
Atlas of Anatomy by Erik Schulte Lawrence M. Ross Anne M. Gilroy Michael Schuenke Brian R. Macpherson
Medical-Surgical Nursing by Sharon L. Lewis RN FAAN
The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Interview by Ryan Gray MD
Clinically Oriented Anatomy by Keith L. Moore
Clinical Dermatology by Thomas P. Habif MD
How the Immune System Works by Lauren M. Sompayrac
First Aid for the Basic Sciences General Principles / First Aid for the Basic Sciences Organ Systems by Tao Le
Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen by William Silen
The Measure of Our Days by Jerome Groopman
LIPPINCOTT ILLUSTRATED REVIEWS by Richard a Harvey
Grant's Atlas of Anatomy, 13th Edition by Anne M. R. Agur
Basic Immunology by Abul K. Abbas MBBS
Crush Step 1 by Theodore X. O'Connell
Lippincott Illustrated Reviews by Denise Ferrier
How to Be a Rock Star Doctor by Rebekah Bernard MD
Review of Dermatology by Ali Alikhan MD
Dermatology Made Easy by Amanda Oakley
Wheater's Functional Histology by Barbara Young BSc Med Sci (Hons) MB BChir MRCP FRCPA
Katzung & Trevor's Pharmacology Examination and Board Review by TREVOR
Histology by Michael H. Ross
Larsen's Human Embryology by Gary C. Schoenwolf
The Illness Narratives by Arthur Kleinman
Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases by John E. Bennett MD
First Aid for the Basic Sciences by Tao Le
Murray & Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine, 2-Volume Set by Robert J. Mason MD
Junqueira's Basic Histology by Anthony L Mescher
Graphic Guide to Infectious Disease by Brian Kloss DO JD PA-C
Anatomy by Carmine D. Clemente
BRS Gross Anatomy by Dr. Nancy L. Halliday
Dermatology Secrets Plus by James E. Fitzpatrick MD
Braunwald's Heart Disease by Douglas P. Zipes MD
Optimizing Cognitive Rehabilitation by McKay Moore Sohlberg
Williams Textbook of Endocrinology by Shlomo Melmed MBChB MACP
Fitzpatricks Dermatology Flash Cards by Klaus Wolff
Dermatology by Jean L. Bolognia MD
Neuroanatomy Atlas in Clinical Context by Duane E. Haines
The Human Side of Cancer by Jimmie Holland
Histology by Dr. Wojciech Pawlina MD FAAA
The Business Side of Medicine by Tom Harbin
Medical Speech-Language Pathology by Alex F. Johnson
Lange Biochemistry and Genetics Flash Cards 2/E by Suzanne Baron
Dysphagia by Michael E. Groher
Injection Techniques in Musculoskeletal Medicine by Stephanie Saunders FCSP FSOM
Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine by Robert L. Nussbaum MD FACP FACMG
Andrews' Diseases of the Skin by William D. James MD
First Aid for the Basic Sciences, General Principles, Second Edition by Tao Le
Immunology Made Ridiculously Simple by Massoud Mahmoudi
Dermatology by Christine J. Ko MD
Lookingbill and Marks' Principles of Dermatology by MARKS
Physiology PreTest Self-Assessment and Review 14/E by Patricia Metting