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Through the Valley of Shadows: Living Wills, Intensive Care, and Making Medicine Human
Brown, Samuel Morris
Hospital intensive care units have changed when and how we die--and not always for the better.

The ICU is a new world, one in which once-fatal... (more)

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Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours Across Time and Place
Hellman, Matilda, et al.
Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place presents fascinating new research in European addiction studies which e... (more)

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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Gawande, Atul

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Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS
Duberman, Martin
In December 1995, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the release of protease inhibitors, the first effective treatment for AIDS. For... (more)

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Have Bacteria Won?
Pennington, Hugh
Today, we are far less likely to die from infection than at any other time in history, but still we worry about epidemics, the menace of antibiotic re... (more)

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Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital
Oshinsky, David
Bellevue Hospital occupies a colorful place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunati... (more)

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Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry
Lieberman, Jeffrey A.
The former President of the American Psychiatric Association traces the field from its birth as a mystic pseudo-science to its maturity as a science-d... (more)

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Contagious Communities: Medicine, Migration, and the NHS in Post War Britain
Bivins, Roberta
It was only a coincidence that the NHS and the Empire Windrush (a ship carrying 492 migrants from Britain's West Indian colonies) arrived together. On... (more)

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Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles and Practices of Surgery
Barnett, Richard, et al.

A beautifully illustrated look at the evolution of surgery, as revealed through rare technical illustrations, sketches, and oil paintingsmore)

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Thrive: How Better Mental Health Care Transforms Lives and Saves Money
Layard, Richard & David M. Clark

Mental illness is a leading cause of suffering in the modern world. In sheer numbers, it afflicts at least 20 percent of people in develope... (more)

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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Corporate Gangsters, Multinationals and Rogue Politicians
Bah, Chernoh Alpha M.

In The Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, the award-wining Sierra Leonean journalist, political activist and human rights adv... (more)

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Trusting Doctors: The Decline of Moral Authority in American Medicine
Imber, Jonathan B.

For more than a century, the American medical profession insisted that doctors be rigorously trained in medical science and dedicated to profession... (more)

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Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics, and the Struggle for Consciousness
Fins, Joseph J.
Through the sobering story of Maggie Worthen, and her mother, Nancy, this book tells of one family's struggle with severe brain injury and how develop... (more)

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Doctored: the Disillusionment of an American Physician
Jauhar, Sandeep

In his acclaimed memoir Intern, Sandeep Jauhar chronicled the formative years of his residency at a prestigious New York City hospital. Doc... (more)

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Population Biology of Tuberculosis
Dye, Christopher

Despite decades of developments in immunization and drug therapy, tuberculosis remains among the leading causes of human mortality, and no... (more)

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