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The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies
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
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,
Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream
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
Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home
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
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
An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases
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
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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
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
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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
The Cancer Whisperer: Finding Courage, Direction, and The Unlikely Gifts of Cancer
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
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