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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife
by Eben Alexander M.D.
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A SCIENTIST'S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel... (read more)

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
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This is an absolutely fascinating account of a line of cells that would proliferate to such a degree that they became immortal. Shaved from a tumor in a poor black woman in the 1950s, cultured without her knowledge, and grown to amazing proportions... (read more)

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
by Susannah Cahalan
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Brain on Fire is a memoir that reads like a mystery novel. The author is struck by a mysterious illness and becomes paranoid and delusional. I could not put this book down and was obsessed with finding out what drove the author to madness. It was well... (read more)

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Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
by Tracy Kidder
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Beautifully told, and entirely inspiring, Mountains Beyond Mountains is an exceptional look at the heroic life of Dr. Paul Farmer. Providing health care for hundreds of thousands in a remote, impoverished region of Haiti, Farmer's incomparable dedication... (read more)

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God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
by Victoria Sweet
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A medical “page-turner” that traces one doctor’s “remarkable journey to the essence of medicine” (The San Francisco Chronicle). San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant... (read more)

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Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician
Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician
by Sandeep Jauhar
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A memoir-exposé of the health-care system by a cardiologist and much-praised author Doctored is the shocking follow-up to Intern, Sandeep Jauhars widely praised chronicle of the harsh realities of a hospital residency. Now the director of the... (read more)

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Autobiography of a Face
Autobiography of a Face
by Lucy Grealy
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I read this during a formative period when I was not a teenager anymore but not quite an adult. It was perfect timing. All of my foibles and insecurities were obliterated with this poignant memoir of a girl who has a rare type of bone cancer in her jaw... (read more)

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The Tennis Partner (P.S.)
The Tennis Partner (P.S.)
by Abraham Verghese
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An unforgettable, illuminating story of how men live and how they survive, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Cutting for Stone When Abraham Verghese, a physician whose marriage is unraveling, relocates to El Paso, Texas, he hopes to... (read more)

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My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
by Jill Bolte Taylor
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The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left... (read more)

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Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted
Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted
by Gerald Imber
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Now in paperback, the groundbreaking biography of the most influential surgeon in American history. “Gerald Imber’s new biography is the first retelling of Halstead’s story in many decades and a particularly expert and thoughtprovoking... (read more)

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
by Ben Carson
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This is the mass market edition of the popular book by Dr. Ben Carson whose inspiring story tells of a frustrated inner-city kid whose faith in God helped him become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.... (read more)

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A Leg to Stand on
A Leg to Stand on
by Oliver Sacks
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Dr. Oliver Sacks's books Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars and the bestselling The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat have been acclaimed for their extraordinary compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders. In A Leg to... (read more)

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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife
by Eben Alexander
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A SCIENTISTS CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE   Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are controversial. Thousands of people have had them, but many in the scientific community have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those people. A... (read more)

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Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M.
Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M.
by Suzanne Corkin
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In 1953, 27-year-old Henry Gustave Molaison underwent an experimental “psychosurgical” procedure — a targeted lobotomy — in an effort to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. The outcome was unexpected — when Henry awoke, he... (read more)

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The Hospital by the River
The Hospital by the River
by Catherine Hamlin
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Catherine and Reg Hamlin left Australia in 1959 on a short contract to establish a midwifery school in Ethiopia. Over 40 years later, Catherine is still there, running one of the most outstanding medical programs in the world. Through this work thousands... (read more)

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Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER
Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER
by Paul Austin
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"It turns out there are all kinds of things about working in an ER that most of us haven't learned from TV or having sat in one. In Something for the Pain, Paul Austin'"the ER doc you'd hope to get if something really bad happened'"tells us, vividly and... (read more)

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Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism
Somebody Somewhere: Breaking Free from the World of Autism
by Donna Williams
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In the acclaimed sequel to Nobody Nowhere--in which Donna Williams gives readers a guided tour of life with autism--Williams explores the four years since her diagnosis and her attempts to leave her "world under glass" and live normally. NPR... (read more)

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Heart in the Right Place
Heart in the Right Place
by Carolyn Jourdan
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Carolyn Jourdan, an attorney on Capitol Hill, thought she had it made. But when her mother has a heart attack, she returns home—to the Tennessee mountains, where her father is a country doctor and her mother works as his receptionist. Jourdan... (read more)

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Borrowed Time : an Aids Memoir (88 Edition)
Borrowed Time : an Aids Memoir (88 Edition)
by Paul Monette
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This "tender and lyrical" memoir (New York Times Book Review) remains one of the most compelling documents of the AIDS era-"searing, shattering, ultimately hope inspiring account of a great love story" (San Francisco Examiner). A National Book Critics... (read more)

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What I Learned in Medical School (04 Edition)
What I Learned in Medical School (04 Edition)
by Kevin M. Takakuwa
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Like many an exclusive club, the medical profession subjects its prospective members to rigorous indoctrination: medical students are overloaded with work, deprived of sleep and normal human contact, drilled and tested and scheduled down to the last... (read more)

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