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In My Father's Words: The World War II Letters of an Army by Laura Zelman

By Laura Zelman

World warfare II replaced the area on an international scale. however it additionally replaced the lifetime of each person who took half in it.

Dated from 1941 to 1945, this selection of over letters info the everyday life of a Jewish American, fluent in German, who served as a physician within the US military. those letters are a time tablet of the time Milton Cantor, MD, spent in principal the United States and Europe serving his nation. They make clear the stipulations of infantrymen’ therapy on the time, the small joys that introduced wish to these clear of domestic, and the unabashed patriotism of a physician doing his half to ensure the USA remained the land of the loose.

As Cantor writes domestic to his spouse, he stocks his techniques on censorship, the Nazis, the German POWs, and the military. As time passes, he additionally discovers the real which means of family—a knowledge that will lead him to develop into a greater father and husband on his go back.

Insightful, uncensored, and illuminating, those letters are a testomony to the paintings of military medical professionals in any battle and the beneficial list of a particular and outstanding time in history.

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Completely Memoirable by Paige Krystal Wilcox

By Paige Krystal Wilcox

continue WITH warning. thoroughly Memoirable is the author's conception of occasions that happened round her from the age of five, polishing off 30 years later. if you happen to dare to, you're invited to embark on a trip composed of 3 intersecting adventures, each one happening in a distinct position and time. to begin with, an awkwardly dramatic story of not going survival into maturity, via a sordid, cautionary story of denial with a touch of romance, with the gruelling finale a story of braveness, sacrifice, and conquer adversity.

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The Young Neurosurgeon: Lessons from My Patients (Literature by Paul Edward Kaloostian

By Paul Edward Kaloostian

within the ER, the OR, and within the ready room the place the medical professionals convey center preventing information to the households in their sufferers, a neurosurgeon’s apprenticeship is hard. This memoir of the daily reports of a resident in neurosurgery at one of many nation’s busiest trauma facilities offers a unprecedented window into the learning of the medical professionals who open sufferers’ skulls and function on their brains and spinal cords. Paul Kaloostian’s intimate account describes either the lifesaving feats and tragic mess ups which are the day-by-day ups and downs of twenty-firstcentury neurosurgery. Kaloostian stocks the teachings of humility, religion, and compassion that have been usually extra vital than the surgical services he obtained within the working room.

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After incomes his MD measure at UCLA, Paul Edward Kaloostian did a seven-year residency in neurosurgery on the college of latest Mexico sanatorium. he's at the moment a fellow on the Johns Hopkins college scientific middle, the place he makes a speciality of advanced spinal surgical procedure and spinal oncology. He has authored medical textbooks and poetry books, in addition to neurosurgical chapters and manuscripts.

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Lee Jong-wook: A Life in Health and Politics by Desmond Avery

By Desmond Avery

A newly certified surgeon, Lee Jong-wook, deals his providers treating leprosy sufferers at St Lazarus Village outdoor his domestic city, Seoul. right here he unearths either path for his destiny paintings and his spouse, like himself a volunteer.

Desmond Avery describes Lee Jong-wook’s overseas adventures from Korea to Hawaii as a postdoctoral scholar, then to American Samoa as an emergency room clinician, and to Fiji as a global future health association scientific officer for leprosy. As Lee’s WHO tasks extend to different parts, they take him to the Philippines, after which to Switzerland the place, in 2003, he's elected Director-General of WHO, the 1st Korean to move a world organisation.

Through this account of Lee Jong-wook’s occupation in wellbeing and fitness and politics, the writer touches upon many very important questions: Will there be a subsequent international pandemic of lethal influenza? To what quantity are AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria controllable? Who will foot the invoice for polio eradication?

The biography additionally yields very important insights into foreign public future health policy-making.

The e-book comprises 26 photos, in color and in black and white, on paintings paper, masking a number of levels of Lee Jong-wook’s life

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Trauma: My Life as an Emergency Surgeon by James Cole

By James Cole

In this pulse-pounding clinical memoir, trauma health care provider James Cole takes readers directly into the ER, the place something can and does happen.

TRAUMA is Dr. Cole's harrowing account of his lifestyles spent within the ER and at the battlegrounds, combating to avoid wasting lives. as well as his gripping tales of treating sufferers of gunshot wounds, stabbings, tried suicides, flesh-eating micro organism, vehicle crashes, business injuries, homicide, and battle, the e-book additionally covers the years in the course of Cole's residency education whilst he was once confronted with 120-hour paintings weeks, over the top sleep deprivation, and the pressures of getting to regulate humans loss of life of annoying harm, frequently with little help.

Unlike the authors of different scientific memoirs, Cole expert to be a healthcare professional within the army and served as a doctor member of a Marine Corps reconnaissance unit, usa exact Operations Command (USSOCOM), and on a army Reserve SEAL group. From treating conflict casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq to his stories as a civilian trauma medical professional treating alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals, and the mentally deranged, TRAUMA is an extreme examine one man's dedication to his nation and to these such a lot desperately wanting aid.

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Als adem lucht wordt (Dutch Edition) by Paul Kalanithi

By Paul Kalanithi

Op zesendertigjarige leeftijd wordt de briljante en ambitieuze neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi gediagnosticeerd met stadium IV longkanker. Van de ene op de andere dag verandert hij van een arts die levens redt in een patiënt die moet vechten voor zijn eigen leven. De laatste 22 maanden van zijn leven besluit hij zijn grote ambitie waar te maken: een meesterlijk boek schrijven over zijn bijzondere levensloop.

Wat maakt het leven nog de moeite waard als je de dood in de ogen kijkt? Wat doe je als al je dromen over een toekomst plaats moeten maken voor een miserabel noodlot? Wat betekent het om een variety te krijgen en nieuw leven op aarde te zetten terwijl je eigen leven langzaam wegebt?

Paul Kalanithi stierf in maart 2015, terwijl hij de laatste hand legde aan zijn memoires. Zijn wijze observaties en rijke inzichten in het leven zijn hartverscheurend. Als adem vervliegt is een onvergetelijk boek over een naderend einde en de relatie tussen arts en patiënt van een begenadigd schrijver, die helaas beide rollen moest vervullen.

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Imperial Medicine: Patrick Manson and the Conquest of by Douglas M. Haynes

By Douglas M. Haynes

In 1866 Patrick Manson, a tender Scottish physician clean from scientific university, left London to release his profession in China as a port healthcare professional for the Imperial chinese language Customs carrier. For the following twenty years, he served during this outpost of British energy within the a ways East, and prolonged the frontiers of British medication. In 1899, on the twilight of his occupation and because the British Empire approached its zenith, he based the London tuition of Tropical drugs. For those contributions Manson might later be known as the "father of British tropical medicine."

In Imperial drugs: Patrick Manson and the Conquest of Tropical Disease Douglas M. Haynes makes use of Manson's profession to discover the function of British imperialism within the making of Victorian drugs and technology. He demanding situations the kinds of "home" and "empire" that experience lengthy proficient bills of British medication and technological know-how, revealing a tremendously extra dynamic, dialectical dating among the imperial metropole and outer edge than has formerly been famous. Manson's selection to release his profession in China used to be no coincidence; the empire supplied a severe resource of profession possibilities for a chronically overcrowded career in Britain. And Manson used the London media's curiosity within the empire to enhance his clinical schedule, together with the invention of the transmission of malaria in 1898, which he portrayed as British science.

The empire not just created a requirement for practitioners but in addition more suitable the presence of British medication during the global. Haynes records how the empire sponsored examine technological know-how on the London university of Tropical medication and somewhere else in Britain within the early 20th century. through illuminating the old enmeshment of Victorian drugs and technology in Britain's imperial venture, Imperial drugs identifies the present-day privileged distribution of expert wisdom approximately disorder with the lingering results of ecu imperialism.

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How Adult Stem Cell Therapies Can Save Your Life:Medicine’s by Bernard van Zyl

By Bernard van Zyl

"Laced with wish and promise for victims of likely incurable health problems, How grownup Stem phone remedies Can store Your lifestyles: Medicine’s top stored mystery kept My existence unearths that non-controversial grownup stem telephone treatments are already to be had for people with severe ailments and accidents. This booklet is a realistic consultant to these looking grownup stem telephone remedies with step by step directions on how one can use the web to find compatible FDA licensed scientific trials for the majority significant infirmities

Seven years in the past, van Zyl suffered cardiac arrest; his middle actually stopped until eventually medical professionals surprised his chest. Over the following ten months, after receiving pass surgical procedure, an angioplasty, and getting into a cardiac rehabilitation application, van Zyl’s middle was once nonetheless deteriorating. grew to become down via center transplant facilities, van Zyl’s basically desire lay within the meals and Drug management (FDA), or extra particularly, a brand new FDA-approved medical trial for grownup stem mobilephone remedies.

One of 24 sufferers chosen with middle failure, van Zyl entered the competitive remedy team in 2004, the place grownup stem cells have been harvested from van Zyl’s personal physique and injected at once into his failing center. the implications have been fabulous. Now seventy five, van Zyl lives a fit, lively lifestyles.

How grownup Stem mobile remedies Can store Your lifestyles bargains a plethora of data at the most modern grownup stem phone remedies for over a dozen ailments and stipulations. whereas a lot has been made up of the scientific viability and moral matters of different kinds of stem cellphone remedies, van Zyl resides evidence that grownup stem cellphone remedies can keep lives."

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Ma bouche tordue (ESSAI ET DOC) (French Edition) by Norlane Deliz

By Norlane Deliz

Juin 1993. L'année de 5e est terminée, les grandes vacances se profilent, pleines de projets. Juillet, les projets volent en éclat. Le 19 août, ce sera une opération pour enlever une boule qui saigne dans le cerveau (cavernome cérébral). los angeles vie normale n'existe plus. Il ne reste que l. a. survie, un visage abîmé, une identité en morceaux. Ma bouche tordue est l. a. chronique intime du chemin après l'opération : los angeles vie d'une adolescente avec une paralysie faciale, quand plus rien n'est comme avant. Petit à petit, le crossé et le présent s'entremêlent. Remis à leur position, souvenirs, extraits de journaux intimes et poèmes tissent un patchwork derrière lequel se dessine l. a. jeune adulte de demain.

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Utmost: The Quest of Two Global Humanitarian Physicians to by Elizabeth A. Garcia-Janis,Ashis Brahma

By Elizabeth A. Garcia-Janis,Ashis Brahma

persist with this chronicle of a profound non secular friendship among those humanitarian medical professionals as they attempt to aid these so much in desire. Ashis and Liz met in individual in Chad in 2006, which sparked a correspondence that explores quite a lot of themes, together with their quest to stay to the maximum with love and compassion for humankind.

Ashis Brahma is a tropical medication general practitioner who has labored with medical professionals borderless and the foreign Rescue Committee serving refugees. At one element, he was once the one doctor serving 26,000 Darfur refugees in Chad. he's at present a global speaker, elevating wisdom concerning the venture of the Phoenix international Humanitarian starting place. The PGHF project is to serve those that endure mess ups, losses, and tragedies.

Elizabeth A. Garcia-Gray is a toddler and grownup psychiatrist who's presently the executive scientific officer of kid Psychiatric providers at one of many greatest entire psychological well-being providers within the U.S. She has long past on in depth non permanent volunteer missions through the aftermath of traditional failures, comparable to the Thailand tsunami, the volcanic eruption of Mt. Pinatubo within the Philippines, and typhoon Katrina. She is the founder and chairman of the PGHF.

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