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Memoirs
  Cover Art: The Country Doctor Revisited: A Twenty-first-century Reader The Country Doctor Revisited: A Twenty-first-century Reader
This compelling and informative collection addresses the rapidly changing nature of rural medicine with an examination of the special conditions that exist in the non-urban environment.
2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Beyond Knowing Amatuzio, Janis
Beyond Knowing
A Minneapolis-based medical examiner recollects the intimate and sometimes mysterious connections between the dying and their loved ones as experienced during her medical education.
2006
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Forever Ours Amatuzio, Janis
Forever Ours
As an experienced forensic pathologist, Amatuzio has witnessed many situations that took her understanding of life and death beyond the scientific. With these heartfelt and compassionate stories, she shows how she came to believe that there is a place where departed loved ones persist.
2004
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: This Won't Hurt a Bit (and other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood Au, Michelle
This Won't Hurt a Bit (and other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood
The author describes her struggle to balance long days and nights after she became a new mother during her medical residency and her efforts to handle these two high-stress jobs without losing her sanity or sense of humor.
2011
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Island Practice: Cobblestone Rash, Underground Tom and Other Adventures of a Nantucket Doctor Belluck, Pam
Island Practice: Cobblestone Rash, Underground Tom and Other Adventures of a Nantucket Doctor
An account of life on Nantucket as experienced by the island's eccentric doctor who is the glue that holds health care together in a place where life is a little unusual, improvised, independent and outside the mainstream.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Brain Surgeon: A Doctor's Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles Black, Keith
Brain Surgeon: A Doctor's Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles
A renowned neurosurgeon shares dramatic accounts of cases which detail the human brain's inner workings and the cutting-edge techniques that are used to safeguard and extend life.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book (Biography)
  Cover Art: Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections On Mortality Chen, Pauline W.
Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections On Mortality
Chen goes into medicine with her sights set on saving lives, but experience proves that death plays a major role in her work. To help deal with the difficult issues of mortality, she turns to writing. The result is this collection of beautifully crafted stories that display her talent as both physician and writer.
2007
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Blue Collar Blue Scrubs: The Making of a Surgeon Collins, Michael J., M.D.
Blue Collar Blue Scrubs: The Making of a Surgeon
The author of Hot Lights, Cold Steel traces his journey from employment as a construction worker, where he liked the work and the pay, to his entry into medical school after realizing that he wanted to involve himself in something bigger, something more meaningful than crushing rocks and drinking beer.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home Davis, Sampson.
Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home
This account of the healthcare crisis in the inner city from a doctor who works on the front line of emergency medical care in the community where he grew up reveals the complicated human realities behind the statistics.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Lassa Ward: One Man's Fight Against One of the World's Deadliest Diseases Donaldson, Ross I.
The Lassa Ward: One Man's Fight Against One of the World's Deadliest Diseases
An untried medical student travels to Sierra Leone to help control the spread of lassa fever and in the process battles poor working conditions, political strife, and contracts the disease himself.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital Fink, Sheri.
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-ravaged Hospital
A landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life On the Inside Firlik, Katrina
Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life On the Inside
A young female neurosurgeon journeys inside the world of brain surgery to provide an honest and explicit view of her work including the tools of the trade, surgical procedures, tough ethical dilemmas, and some of her own unusual and compelling cases.
2006
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Routine Miracles: Personal Journeys of Patients and Doctors Discovering the Power of Modern Medicine Fischer, Conrad
Routine Miracles: Personal Journeys of Patients and Doctors Discovering the Power of Modern Medicine
An award-winning internist and educator investigates the disconnect between medical advances and the rise of physician dissatisfaction. Based upon findings from surveys and interviews of both physicians and patients, he offers a deeply personal and compelling call to action to celebrate the present and the future of medicine.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Better: A Surgeon's Notes On Performance Gawande, Atul
Better: A Surgeon's Notes On Performance
A surgeon provides an honest, first-hand account of efforts to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, discussing such topics as surgical errors, malpractice, the ethics of lethal injections, and the influence of money on modern medicine.
2007
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes On an Imperfect Science Gawande, Atul
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes On an Imperfect Science
Drawing from compelling true accounts of patients and doctors, Gawande examines the power and limits of modern medicine, revealing a world where science is uncertain, information is limited, and deadly mistakes occur.
2002
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Paradise General: Riding the Surge at a Combat Hospital in Iraq Hnida, Dave
Paradise General: Riding the Surge at a Combat Hospital in Iraq
A trauma chief documents his experience working with a diverse group of volunteer doctors at one of the busiest Combat Support Hospitals in Iraq where the main objective was, "Get 'em in, get 'em out."
2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Weekends at Bellevue Holland, Julie
Weekends at Bellevue
A Bellevue weekend physician laces humor into her unvarnished look at life in the Psych ER with stories from her vast case file that are alternately terrifying, tragically comic, and profoundly moving.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Intern: A Doctor's Initiation Jauhar, Sandeep
Intern: A Doctor's Initiation
A cardiologist provides an account of his internship and residency at a busy New York City hospital, detailing the brutal hours in a medical establishment that seems to place patients' concerns last. As a patient himself, he also shares his experiences seeing things from the other side.
2008
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital Kraft, Heidi Squier
Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in a Combat Hospital
A clinical psychologist deployed to Iraq when her twin babies are only 15 months old creates a personal and readable account of how she put aside thoughts of her family and took on the responsibility of caring for the emotional wounds of soldiers in war. Eschewing the politics and rhetoric of war, she provides an objective yet poignant view of the realties of modern day combat.
2007
Adult Nonfiction Book (Biography)
  Cover Art: Bryson City Tales: Stories of a Doctor's First Year of Practice in the Smoky Mountains Larimore, Walter L.
Bryson City Tales: Stories of a Doctor's First Year of Practice in the Smoky Mountains
Chronicling the rite of passage from medical student to family physician in a small Appalacian hamlet, Larimore discovers there are some things in rural practice that cannot be learned in medical school.
2002
Adult Nonfiction Book
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