|The Body: A Guide For Occupants||Bill Bryson||
THE BODY is a deep examination of the glorious machine that is the human body: how it functions, how...
|From Steel Mills to Stethoscopes: A History of the Birmingham Medical Profession||Lynn Edge||
FROM STEEL MILLS TO STETHOSCOPES covers the advancement of the medical profession in Birmingham from...
|Carville's Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice||Pam Fessler||
CARVILLE'S CURE is the story of Carville, the only leprosy (now known as Hansen's disease) colony in the continental United States, located in the bayous of Louisiana. Following a surprising family connection to Carville, Fessler unearthed the lost world of the patients, nurses, doctors, and researchers at Carville who...
|Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End||Atul Gawande||
BEING MORTAL examines how the medical field handles the inevitable end of life for patients, but more importantly, how it can be improved. Using brilliant research and illuminating anecdoatal evidence, Gawande shows how the current aims of medicine can often run counter to what patients truly want from their end of...
|The Premonition: A Pandemic Story||Michael Lewis||
THE PREMONITION: A PANDEMIC STORY reveals the heroes who saved America from an even worse fate than COVID-19 wrought. This thriller shows us how the science project of a thirteen-year-old girl fits in the mix as well as a local public-health official who challenged the CDC. Anti-heroes who built a wall of ignorance are...
|Dinner with Dimaggio: Memories of an American Hero||Rock Positano||
DINNER WITH DIMAGGIO: MEMORIES OF AN AMERICAN HERO is an intimate, personal, up-close look at one of the most private American superstars. These are never-before-revealed stories that Rock Positano is now sharing. He became Joltin' Joe's closest friend and protector in the last decade of his life.
|All That Moves Us: A Pediatric Neurosurgeon, His Young Patients, and Their Stories of Grace and Resilience||Jay Wellons||
ALL THAT MOVES US is one of Jake's all-time favorites - if you want to be inspired, shed a bunch of happy tears (and a few sad ones). Be sure to read the prologue to get in the mood for the powerful stories that follow. Ann Patchett said it best, "All That Moves Us tells the story of lives that have been...
|The Doctor Is in: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre||Dr. Ruth Westheimer||
THE DOCTOR IS IN: DR. RUTH ON LOVE, LIFE, AND JOIE DE VIVRE is truly an amazing story of a Holocaust survivor, an army sniper during Israel's War of Independence, and America's best-loved therapist. The book will help shed light on dealing with tragedy and loss, and living life to its fullest.