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The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia
The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 73 reviews
Imagine waking up in a train station in India with no idea who you are or how you got there. This is what happened to David MacLean. In 2002, at age 28, David MacLean woke up in a foreign land with his memory wiped clean. No money. No passport. No identity. Taken to a mental hospital by the police, MacLean then started to hallucinate so severely he had to be tied down. Soon he could remember song lyrics and scenes from television shows but not his family, his friends, or the woman he loved.


Healing Hearts: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon
Healing Hearts: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon
By Tantor Audio
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$17.95
4.6 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Dr. Kathy Magliato is one of fewer than a dozen female heart surgeons practicing in the world today. She is also a member of an even more exclusive group - those surgeons who perform heart transplants. Healing Hearts is the story of the making of a surgeon who also calls herself a wife and mother. Dr. Magliato takes us into her highly demanding, physically intense, male-dominated world and shows us how she masterfully works to save patients' lives every day. In her memoir, we come to know


The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies
The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies
By Penguin Audio
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
The extraordinary tale of how a mysterious immigrant ''doctor'' became the revolutionary innovator in saving premature babies by placing them in incubators in World's Fair side shows and on Coney Island and Atlantic City. Was Martin Couney a charlatan or a good doctor? As Dawn Raffel artfully recounts, Dr. Couney figured out he could use incubators and careful nursing to keep previously doomed infants alive and at the same time make good money displaying these babies alongside sword


The Ghost in My Brain: How a Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get It Back
The Ghost in My Brain: How a Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get It Back
By Brilliance Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
The dramatic story of one man's recovery offers new hope to those suffering from concussions and other brain traumas. In 1999, Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when his car was rear-ended. Overnight his life changed from that of a rising professor with a research career in artificial intelligence to a humbled man struggling to get through a single day. At times he couldn't walk across a room, or even name his five children. Doctors told him he would never fully recover. After eight years,


Against Medical Advice: One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery
Against Medical Advice: One Family's Struggle with an Agonizing Medical Mystery
By Hachette Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews
Cory Friedman wakes up one morning when he is five years old with the uncontrollable urge to shake his head - and his life is never the same. From that day forward, his life becomes a hell of uncontrollable tics, urges, and involuntary utterances. Eventually he is diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive disorder, and Cory embarks on an excruciating journey from specialist to specialist, enduring countless combinations of medications in wildly varying doses. Soon it becomes


Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream
Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream
By Brilliance Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
In Brotherhood, Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra reveal the story of their personal struggles and triumphs as doctors, immigrants, and brothers. They were born in the ferment of liberated India after 1947, as an age-old culture was reinventing its future. For the young, this meant looking to the West. The Chopra brothers were among the most eager and ambitious of the new generation. In the 1970s, they each emigrated to the United States to make a new life. Both faced tough obstacles: while Deepak


Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing
Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing
By Penguin Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
The award-winning author of God's Hotel offers a radical reimagining of how we practice medicine. In the quarter century that Victoria Sweet has been a doctor, ''health care'' has replaced medicine, ''providers'' (vastly outnumbered by administrators) look at their laptops more than at their patients, and the ruthless pursuit of efficiency has vanquished not only trust and intimacy but also, often, the effectiveness of treatment. Victoria Sweet knows that there is an alternative way because


Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home
Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home
By Tantor Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews
At 28, Jessica Fechtor was happily immersed in graduate school and her young marriage and thinking about starting a family. Then one day she went for a run, and an aneurysm burst in her brain. She nearly died. She lost her sense of smell and the sight in her left eye and was forced to the sidelines of the life she loved. Jessica's journey to recovery began in the kitchen as soon as she was able to stand at the stovetop and stir. There, she drew strength from the restorative power of cooking and


Confessions of a Surgeon: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated.Life Behind the O.R. Doors
Confessions of a Surgeon: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated.Life Behind the O.R. Doors
By Tantor Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
As an active surgeon and former department chairman, Dr. Paul A. Ruggieri has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of his profession. In Confessions of a Surgeon, he pushes open the doors of the OR and reveals the inscrutable place where lives are improved, saved, and sometimes lost. He shares the successes, failures, remarkable advances, and camaraderie that make it exciting. He uncovers the truth about the abusive, exhaustive training and the arduous devotion of his old-school education. He


The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
By Tantor Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 118 reviews
Just as polio loomed over the 1950s and AIDS stalked the 1980s and 1990s, post-traumatic stress disorder haunts us in the early years of the 21st century. Over a decade into the United States' ''global war on terror'', PTSD afflicts as many as 30 percent of the conflict's veterans. But the disorder's reach extends far beyond the armed forces. In total, some 27 million Americans are believed to be PTSD survivors. Yet to many of us, the disorder remains shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and shame.


Every Living Thing
Every Living Thing
By Hachette Audio
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ean: 9781405505338, isbn: 1405505338,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
The author of All Creatures Great and Small offers readers a collection of new memoirs, describing the family and friends--human and animal--who share his life on the Yorkshire dales. (Biography)..


Strong at the Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope
Strong at the Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope
By Tantor Audio
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
In an extension of his New York Times best-selling book Blindsided, author Richard M. Cohen depicts one year in the lives of five individuals who are living with serious chronic illness and their families. These ''citizens of sickness'', as Cohen calls them, were selected for the diversity of their ages, races, socioeconomic positions, illness types, stages of wellness, and gender. Cohen profiles: Denise, a woman with ALS, from suburban Los Angeles, California Buzz, a man with non-Hodgkin's


Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease
Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease
By Macmillan Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 136 reviews
This program includes an introduction and bonus interview with the author. From the star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills comes an emotional and eye-opening behind-the-scenes look at her descent into uncovering the mystery of chronic Lyme disease. In early 2011, Yolanda Hadid was struck by mysterious symptoms including brain fog, severe exhaustion, migraines, and more. Over the months and years that followed, she went from being an outspoken, multitasking, hands-on mother of three,


An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases
An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases
By Tantor Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
An Epidemic of Absence asks what will happen in developing countries, which, as they become more affluent, have already seen an uptick in allergic disease: Will India end up more allergic than Europe? Velasquez-Manoff also details a controversial underground movement that has coalesced around the treatment of immune-mediated disorders with parasites. Against much of his better judgment, he joins these do-it-yourselfers and reports his surprising results. An Epidemic of Absence considers the


The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre
The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre
By Amazon Publishing
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ean: 9781477828366, isbn: 1477828362,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews
The Doctor Is In! America’s best-loved therapist, Dr. Ruth, is known for her wise counsel on all matters of the heart. Here she shares private stories from her past and her present, and her insights into living life to the fullest, at any age.Everyone knows Dr. Ruth as the most famous and trusted sex therapist, but few people know she narrowly escaped death from the Holocaust, was raised in an orphanage in Switzerland, or that she was a sniper during Israel's War of Independence. After years


Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them
Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them
By Tantor Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews
The unforgettable, inspiring memoir of one extraordinary doctor who is saving lives in a most unconventional way, Ask Me Why I Hurt is the touching and revealing first-person account of the remarkable work of Dr. Randy Christensen. Trained as a pediatrician, he works not in a typical hospital setting but, rather, in a 38-foot Winnebago that has been refitted as a doctor's office on wheels. His patients are the city's homeless adolescents and children. In the shadow of one affluent American


I Had to Survive: How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives
I Had to Survive: How a Plane Crash in the Andes Inspired My Calling to Save Lives
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
On October 13, 1972, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of the Old Christians rugby team - and many of their friends and family members - crashed into the Andes Mountains. I Had to Survive offers a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing, brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world's leading pediatric cardiologists. As he tended to his wounded teammates amid the devastating carnage of the wreck, rugby player Roberto


My Lobotomy: A Memoir
My Lobotomy: A Memoir
By Tantor Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
A gut-wrenching memoir by a man who was lobotomized at the age of twelve.Assisted by journalist/novelist Charles Fleming, Howard Dully recounts a family tragedy whose Sophoclean proportions he could only sketch in his powerful 2005 broadcast on NPR's All Things Considered.“In 1960,” he writes, “I was given a transorbital, or ‘ice pick' lobotomy. My stepmother arranged it. My father agreed to it. Dr. Walter Freeman, the father of the American lobotomy, told me he was going to do some


The Cancer Whisperer: Finding Courage, Direction, and The Unlikely Gifts of Cancer
The Cancer Whisperer: Finding Courage, Direction, and The Unlikely Gifts of Cancer
By Penguin Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews
The self-published sensation and UK best seller that has helped thousands touched by cancer. ''I have cancer. Cancer does not have me.'' Sophie Sabbage was 48 years old, happily married, and mother to a four-year-old daughter when she was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Since that shocking diagnosis, she has been on a remarkable journey of healing and renewal that has reshaped her life - for the better. The Cancer Whisperer chronicles Sophie's extraordinary relationship with cancer


Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
By Penguin Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews
A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools - or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the 19th century. Although he died at just



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