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Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital
4.1 out of 5 stars with 71 reviews
In the spirit of Oliver Sacks Awakenings and the TV series House, Dr. Eric Manheimer's Twelve Patients is a memoir from the medical director of Bellevue Hospital that uses the plights of 12 very different patients - from dignitaries at the nearby UN, to supermax prisoners from Riker's Island, to illegal immigrants, and Wall Street tycoons - to illustrate larger societal issues.
Manheimer is not only the medical director of the country's oldest public hospital, but he is also a patient. As the
Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your Last (CD-Audio) - Common
4.7 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews
This book is a culmination of what I've learned. I hope it will open the door for you to embrace your humanity, accept uncertainty, and live a life of gratitude. --from Enjoy Every Sandwich As medical director of the famed Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Lee Lipsenthal helped thousands of patients struggling with disease to overcome their fears of pain and death and to embrace a more joy....
Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father
4.2 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
The remarkable story of Benjamin Rush, medical pioneer and one of our nation's most provocative and unsung Founding Fathers
In the summer of 1776, 56 men put their quills to a dangerous document they called the Declaration of Independence. Among them was a 30-year-old doctor named Benjamin Rush. One of the youngest signatories, he was also, among stiff competition, one of the most visionary.
A brilliant physician and writer, Rush was known as the ''American Hippocrates'' for pioneering
Shrinkage: Manhood, Marriage, and the Tumor That Tried to Kill Me
4.2 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews
From the popular sidekick on the Guinness World Record-breaking Adam Carolla Show comes this candid, comical, and uplifting memoir of the author's courageous battle and recovery.
At 30 years old Bryan Bishop's life was right on track: as the sidekick on The Adam Carolla Show, his career was taking off and, newly engaged, his personal life was soaring to new heights. Then he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
Suddenly Bryan's promising future was looking at a troubling schedule of
In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope
4.5 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews
In Shock is a riveting first-hand account from a young critical care physician, who in the passage of a moment is transfigured into a dying patient. This transposition, coincidentally timed at the end of her medical training, instantly lays bare the vast chasm between the conventional practice of medicine and the stark reality of the prostrate patient.
Hauntingly perceptive and beautifully written, it allows the listener to transform alongside her, and watch what she discovers in our
The Chick and the Dead: Life and Death Behind Mortuary Doors
4.7 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
Carla Valentine works with the dead. After studying forensics, she assisted pathologists with postmortems for years before becoming the curator of the world's most famous pathology museum. When it comes to death, she truly is an expert, and in this book she shares that expertise.
Using the most common postmortem process as the backbone of the narrative, The Chick and the Dead takes the listener through the process of an autopsy while also describing the history and changing cultures of our
County: Life, Death, and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.7 out of 5 stars with 73 reviews
The amazing tale of County is the story of one of America's oldest and most unusual urban hospitals. From it's inception as a ''Poor House'' dispensing free medical care to indigents, Chicago's Cook County Hospital has been both a renowned teaching hospital and the healthcare provider of last resort for the city's uninsured. County covers more than thirty years of its history, beginning in the late 1970s when the author began his internship, to the ''Final Rounds'' when the enormous iconic
One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine
4.3 out of 5 stars with 94 reviews
In this landmark medical narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher chronicle the story of Nic Volker, the Wisconsin boy at the center of a daring breakthrough in medicine - a complete gene sequencing to discover the cure for an otherwise undiagnosable illness.
At just two years old, Nic experiences a searing pain that signals the awakening of a new and deadly disease. For years, through false starts and failed cures, he holds on to life, buoyed up by his
Tooth and Nail: The Making of a Female Fight Doctor
4.9 out of 5 stars with 103 reviews
Fresh out of medical school, Linda D. Dahl was nervous to begin her surgical residency in the Bronx. Compounding the long hours and overwhelming workload, Dahl felt like a perpetual fish out of water. Growing up in a Middle Eastern family in the American Midwest, she was a born outsider, and in her new community in New York, she felt even more isolated. Even at work she struggled to fit in: among her fellow specialists, she was one of the only women.
One night, at her husband's urging, Dahl
One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine
4.6 out of 5 stars with 100 reviews
An epic story told by a unique voice in American medicine, One Doctor describes life-changing experiences in the career of a distinguished physician. In riveting first-person prose, Dr. Brendan Reilly takes us to the front lines of medicine today.
Whipsawed by daily crises and frustrations, Reilly must deal with several daunting challenges simultaneously: the extraordinary patients under his care on the teeming wards of a renowned teaching hospital; the life-threatening illnesses of