For the past six years, Stephanie Nolen has traced AIDS across Africa, and 28 is the result: an unprecedented, uniquely human portrait of the continent in crisis. Through riveting, anecdotal stories, she bears witness and brings to life men, women, and children involved in every AIDS arena, explorin..
Competition to get into the nation’s top medical schools has never been more intense. Harvard Medical School in particular draws thousands of elite applicants from around the world. As admissions departments become increasingly selective, even the best and brightest need an edge.Writing a personal s..
A History of Medicine in 50 Objects takes readers on a 12,000-year journey to explore significant items that have advanced medical knowledge and practice. The fifty objects range from the everyday (a bottle of Aspirin) to singular medical advances (heart transplant pioneer Christian Bernard on the c..
The world's leading expert on near-death experiences reveals his journey toward rethinking the nature of death, life, and the continuity of consciousness.Cases of remarkable experiences on the threshold of death have been reported since ancient times, and are described today by 10% of people whose h..
From your heart to your brain, this book is the quickest way to understand the structures and systems that are you. Whether you're a medical student, an artist, a body worker, or simply want to know what your doctor is talking about when he mentions your humerus, this is the fastest and most efficie..
From the bestselling author of Disconnected Kids, a clear and compassionate explanation of the causes of the autism epidemic—and a scientifically based approach for prevention and treatment.As he travels the country helping parents and children cope with neurological disorders, Dr. Robert Melil..
It’s easy to feel stressed, worried, or anxious throughout the day. But what if those negative feelings no longer had to take over your life? This journal can help put your problems in perspective and allows you to think them through with purpose and mindfulness.These 100 soothing journal prompts ar..
A hauntingly moving memoir of the relationship between a cadaver named Eve and the first-year medical student who cuts her openChristine Montross was a nervous first-year medical student, standing outside the anatomy lab on her first day of class, preparing herself for what was to come. Entering a r..
A doctor’s riveting story of loss and hope in the world of cancer.What is it like to encounter cancer? How does it feel to face the unknown, to enter a world of hope, loss, and dread?From the diagnosis of his childhood friend’s mother to his poignant memories in the lab, David Scadden’s seen the unk..
The most trusted medical resource, now updated, expanded and revised For almost three decades, readers have turned to The Complete Guide to Symptoms, Illness & Surgery for the most comprehensive and easy-to-use tool for diagnosing, understanding and seeking treatment for any illness—from the common..
A newly updated edition from one of the most respected and authoritative experts on Crohn's and colitis.For anyone who suffers from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, an understanding of inflammatory bowel disease is the key to developing effective management strategies. Crohn's and Colitis aims..
Moneyball meets medicine in this remarkable chronicle of one of the greatest scientific quests of our time - the groundbreaking program to answer the most essential question for humanity: how do we live and die? - and the visionary mastermind behind it.Medical doctor and economist Christopher M..