Like all doctors, and best-selling winner of the national Book Award, I collect stories…” From one of America's most renowned and beloved doctors, comes a remarkable book that brings together the stories of doctors collected over 30 years. Each of these tales, filled with grace and wisdom, explores the mysteries and conundrums of modern medicine.
The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside #ad - A beautiful book. Oliver sacks “nuland is a gifted storyteller, bringing his doctors…brilliantly to life. John irving Used book in Good Condition.
Hot Lights, Cold SteelSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - Unflinching and deeply engaging, Hot Lights, Cold Steel is a humane and passionate reminder that doctors are people too. This story of collins' four-year surgical residency traces his rise from an eager but clueless first-year resident to accomplished Chief Resident in his final year. A young boy's leg is mangled by a tractor: risk the boy's life to save his leg, or amputate immediately? A woman diagnosed with bone cancer injures her hip: go through a painful hip operation even though she has only months to live? Like a jolt to the system, he is faced with the reality of suffering and death as he struggles to reconcile his idealism and aspiration to heal with the recognition of his own limitations and imperfections.
Every day he is confronted with decisions that will change people's lives-or end them-forever. A natural overachiever, collins' success, in college and medical school led to a surgical residency at one of the most respected medical centers in the world, the famed Mayo Clinic. With unparalleled humor, he recounts the disparity between people's perceptions of a doctor's glamorous life and the real thing: a succession of run down cars that are towed to the junk yard, a family that grows larger every year, long weekends moonlighting at rural hospitals, and a laughable income.
Hot Lights, Cold Steel #ad - Collins' good nature helps him over some of the rough spots but cannot spare him the harsh reality of a doctor's life. When michael collins decides to become a surgeon, he is totally unprepared for the chaotic life of a resident at a major hospital. But compared to his fellow residents Collins feels inadequate and unprepared.
Blue Collar, Blue ScrubsSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - But a chance remark by one of his coworkers made him realize that he wanted to involve himself in something bigger, something more meaningful than crushing rocks and drinking beer. It looked for a while as if michael Collins would spend his life breaking concrete and throwing rocks for the Vittorio Scalese Construction Company.
Blue collar, compassion, taking readers from his days as a construction worker to his entry into medical school, Blue Scrubs turns back the clock, expertly infusing his journey to become a doctor with humanity, and humor. In his acclaimed first memoir, hot Lights, Cold Steel, Collins wrote passionately about his four-year surgical residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic.
Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs #ad - . He liked the work and he liked the pay. From the first time he delivers a baby to being surrounded by death and pain on a daily basis, Collins compellingly writes about how medicine makes him confront, in a very deep and personal way, the nature of God and suffering―and how delicate life can be.
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World Random House Reader's CircleRandom House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Kidder’s magnificent account takes us from harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that “the only real nation is humanity. At the heart of this book is the example of a life based on hope and on an understanding of the truth of the Haitian proverb “Beyond mountains there are mountains”–as you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you go on and try to solve that one too.
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World Random House Reader's Circle #ad - Mountains beyond mountains unfolds with a force of gathering revelation, ” says Annie Dillard, and Jonathan Harr notes, “Paul Farmer wants to change the world. This compelling and inspiring book, now in a deluxe paperback edition, shows how one person can work wonders. In mountains beyond mountains, pulitzer prize—winning author Tracy Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.
In medical school, paul farmer found his life’s calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. Certainly this luminous and powerful book will change the way you see it. Mountains beyond Mountains Paperback Book, Tracy Kidder.
MED SCHOOL CONFIDENTIALGriffin #ad - Miller and Daniel M. Griffin. It takes the reader step-by-step through the entire med school process--from thinking about, through the four-year curriculum, applying to, residencies, and choosing a medical school and program, and fellowships, internships, to choosing a specialty and finding the perfect job.
MED SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL #ad - Friedman, M. D. Med school confidential provides what no other book currently does: a comprehensive, chronological account of the full medical school experience. Bissell uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential such treasured and popular guides.
With a foreword by chair of the Admissions Committee at Dartmouth Medical School Harold M. Med school Confidential from Robert H. Mountains beyond Mountains Paperback Book, Tracy Kidder.
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect SciencePicador #ad - Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science #ad - Griffin. Picador USA. In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is―uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human.
Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction. Mountains beyond Mountains Paperback Book, Tracy Kidder.
DO NO HARMPicador #ad - Picador USA. Do no harm provides unforgettable insight into the countless human dramas that take place in a busy modern hospital. Do no harm stories of Life Death and Brain Surgery. Named a notable book of the year by the new york times book review and the washington postwhat is it like to be a brain surgeon? how does it feel to hold someone’s life in your hands, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially lifesaving operation when it all goes wrong?With astonishing compassion and candor, the profoundly moving triumphs, to cut into the stuff that creates thought, leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reveals the fierce joy of operating, the harrowing disasters, the haunting regrets and the moments of black humor that characterize a brain surgeon’s life.
DO NO HARM #ad - Above all, it is a lesson in the need for hope when faced with life’s most difficult decisions. Griffin. Mountains beyond Mountains Paperback Book, Tracy Kidder.
The House of GodBerkley #ad - Picador USA. Do no harm stories of Life Death and Brain Surgery. By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative novel about Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country. The raunchy, troubling, and hilarious novel that turned into a cult phenomenon.
The House of God #ad - . The house of God. With more than two million copies sold worldwide, it has been hailed as one of the most important medical novels ever written. With an introduction by John Updike Mountains beyond Mountains Paperback Book, Tracy Kidder. Singularly compelling…brutally honest. The new york timesstruggling with grueling hours and sudden life-and-death responsibilities, must learn not only how to be fine doctors but, eventually, Basch and his colleagues, under the leadership of their rule-breaking senior resident known only as the Fat Man, good human beings.
A phenomenon ever since it was published, and uncensored portrait of what training to become a doctor is truly like, in all its terror, The House of God was the first unvarnished, unglorified, exhaustion and black comedy. Griffin.
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on PerformancePicador #ad - At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey, narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" Salon. Com. Griffin. Picador USA. Mountains beyond Mountains Paperback Book, Tracy Kidder. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives may be on the line with any decision.
Atul gawande, the new york times bestselling author of Complications, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, examines, how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession. Picador USA. Do no harm stories of Life Death and Brain Surgery. The house of God. National bestsellerthe struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do.
Soul of a Doctor: Harvard Medical Students Face Life and DeathAlgonquin Books #ad - Of course, they're not all like that, and most didn't start out that way. Picador USA. Their words focus on the odd transition students face when they must deal with real people in real time and in real crises and when they must learn to put aside their emotions to make quick, accurate, and sensitive decisions.
By the time most of us meet our doctors, they've been in practice for a number of years. Mountains beyond Mountains Paperback Book, Tracy Kidder. They show, often painfully, how medical students grow up, right at the bedside. Do no harm stories of Life Death and Brain Surgery. Griffin. Picador USA. Often they seem aloof, uncaring, and hurried.
Soul of a Doctor: Harvard Medical Students Face Life and Death #ad - The house of God. Their decisions aren't always right, and the consequences can be life-altering-for all involved. Used book in Good Condition. Moving, disturbing, and candid, their true stories show us a side of the profession that few ever see, or could even imagine. Here are voices of third-year students just as they begin to take on clinical responsibilities.
This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in MedicineOxford University Press #ad - Much like an american quilt, this book is a unique and richly textured patchwork of each woman's extraordinary life and career. Written over the last century and a half, poems, this collection of personal stories, essays, and quotations reveals the intimate lives of over a hundred female physicians. There are touching testimonies from early 19th-century medical pioneers like Elizabeth Blackwell, who had her own practice that catered to women and children yet was never formally trained, the first woman to graduate from medical school and Harriet Hunt, to modern-day medical students and doctors.
This assemblage of so many different voices exemplifies the varied paths that women have created within the medical profession. These accounts of doctoring and family concerns are universal enough to transcend gender in relationships with patients and colleagues, balancing work and family, and finding meaning in one's profession.
This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine #ad - . Picador USA. Throughout history women have practiced the art of medicine and healing. For those looking for a compendium of experiences that document the lives of a diverse cross-section of women in US medicine, This Side of Doctoring is a fine addition to the literature. The journal of the american Medical Association Mountains beyond Mountains Paperback Book, Tracy Kidder.