Category: Medical Biographies Memoirs

  • EMT Rescue by Pat Ivey

    By Pat Ivey

    These are the attempting, real tales of the cellular emergency clinical technicians who frequently are the single factor status among anybody folks and loss of life. writer Pat Ivey makes use of her wide firsthand studies, in addition to an unflinching eye for drama and element, to convey us the unheard stories of heroism and braveness of the EMT devices. She takes us right into a hidden international of kids in want, girls looking look after from the typhoon of abuse, and the realities of commercial injuries. an easy vehicle crash becomes a Herculean attempt, an epic fight opposed to the clock and opposed to the odds.
    Tragic misfortunes that typically ensue silently in daily the USA and the lads and ladies who try and heal those heart‑pounding predicaments are positioned reverently on degree during this heroic, sincere, and compassionate compilation of actual motion adventures.

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  • There's Nothing Like A Breast by Diane Craig Chechik

    By Diane Craig Chechik

    Diane Craig Chechik’s daring, brave moment booklet, "There's not anything Like A Breast," keeps from the place her first, chilling e-book, "Journey To Justice," left off. this is often revelatory perception into impressive emotional, actual and sexual demanding situations -- the results of a thorough mastectomy. In candid, brutally sincere phrases, Diane takes the reader via each sensual and frightening second with bright descriptions, a bit self-deprecatory humor and, principally, a real struggle for survival to stay a "normal" existence below anything-but-normal circumstances.
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  • Geboren als Frau - Glücklich als Mann: Logbuch einer by Niklaus Flütsch,Ursula Eichenberger

    By Niklaus Flütsch,Ursula Eichenberger

    Niklaus Flütsch kam 1964 in Zürich zur Welt. Als Bettina. Das type trug alle äußeren Zeichen eines Mädchens, wurde von seiner Umgebung auch eindeutig als solches wahrgenommen, fühlte sich aber als Junge. Im modify von vier Jahren bat es seine Mutter, sich die langen Haare schneiden zu dürfen. Die Enttäuschung, dass mit den fallenden Haaren nicht automatisch ein Zipfelchen zwischen seinen Beinen wuchs, warfare immens. Über seine Seelennot redete das type nie, auch nicht in der Pubertät. Es arrangierte sich so weit wie möglich mit seiner weiblichen Hülle, studierte später Medizin und wurde Gynäkologin. Im regulate von forty six Jahren schließlich entschied sich Niklaus, so der neue identify, zur Transition. Im nun folgenden Prozess sprach er das erste Mal über seine no longer. Mit seinen Eltern, seinen Geschwistern, seinen Patientinnen, seinen Freundinnen und Freunden, seinen Arbeitskolleginnen und -kollegen. Er setzte alles auf eine Karte und conflict bereit, alles zu verlieren, um endlich zu werden, was once er im Grunde immer schon conflict. Heute, mit fünfzig Jahren, blickt Niklaus im Spiegel endlich in das Gesicht, das seine Seele schon immer haben wollte. Niklaus Flütsch betreibt in Zug eine gynäkologische Praxis und ist als Geburtshelfer am Zuger Kantonsspital tätig. Daneben begleitet er transidente Menschen auf ihrem Weg, schreibt Fachartikel und hält Vorträge und Workshops im In- und Ausland.
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  • My Experience...For His Glory (The LIVE Series Book 1) by Jodi Litmon

    By Jodi Litmon

    "You should be electrified from web page one! This web page turner could have you hooked, and placing directly to each notice as though existence itself is dependent upon it. The dwell event will wake up many feelings inside you, usually at the same time. you'll smile, grimace, query, cry, and think a surge of life's significant presence. there'll be occasions if you happen to turns into acutely aware that you're retaining your breath, at which aspect you'll exhale.
    Forewarned is reasonable warned that exclamations of "Hallelujah" and "Praise His Holy identify" are certain to burst forth out of your being as Jodi Litmon's expert writing, coupled along with her unabashed belief and love for Jesus, her healer, is unleashed at the pages of this good crafted, Holy Ghost encouraged testimony. Inhale!
    Take all of it in slowly, permitting your religion to be stretched, challenged, and prayerfully increased via Jodi's event and therapeutic. From the 1st symptom, to the prognosis, to her steadily manifesting therapeutic, this anointed author's trip will reason the need to reside a lifestyles choked with positive worship to good up within you as by no means sooner than. you won't are looking to be omitted of this dwell stream! As you learn, weep, and worship, you are going to absolutely come to understand that it truly is good with and for Jodi!
    The query is, can an identical be stated of you? it is time to LIVE!"
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  • Le Cœur enveloppé: Journal troublant d'un ex-psychiatrisé by Gilles Simard

    By Gilles Simard

    Dans ce livre bouleversant, Gilles Simard raconte son parcours d'ex-psychiatrisé, d'alcoolique, de pharmacodépendant et de codépendant. De l. a. clinique Roy-Rousseau, où les électrochocs, l'insulinothérapie et los angeles camisole chimique sont los angeles norme pour soigner les maux de l'âme, en passant par Domrémy et los angeles maison de thérapie l'Arc-en-ciel, monsieur Simard connaît son lot d'aventures tantôt tristes, tantôt heureuses, qui mettent en reduction certaines carences du système de santé mentale de l'époque. C'est finalement sa thérapie à l'Arc-en-ciel, une maison située dans le quartier Saint-Roch, qui l'amène vers une période d'abstinence qui dure depuis 1999. À l'aube de l. a. soixantaine, monsieur Simard peut enfin vivre sobre, heureux, libre et en pleine ownership de ses moyens : « toutes choses que je faisais très mal avant. »
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  • Genius Belabored: Childbed Fever and the Tragic Life of by Theodore G. Obenchain

    By Theodore G. Obenchain

    In Genius Belabored: Childbed Fever and the Tragic lifetime of Ignaz Semmelweis, Theodore G. Obenchain lines the existence tale of a nineteenth-century Hungarian obstetrician who used to be avoided and marginalized through the clinical institution for advancing a far-sighted yet unorthodox way to the appalling mortality charges that plagued new moms of the day.


    In engrossing element, Obenchain recreates for readers the attractions, smells, and actions inside of a clinic of that day. In an period ahead of the popularity of recent germ technological know-how, physicians observed no need for cleanliness or hygiene. thus, antiseptic measures have been lax and rudimentary. particularly susceptible to infection have been new moms, who often shriveled and died from childbed fever (puerperal fever). Genius Belabored follows Semmelweis’s awakening to the perception that lots of those deaths can be shunned with uncomplicated antiseptic measures like hand washing.


    The clinical institution, intellectually unprepared for Semmelweis’s prescient speculation, rejected it for a couple of purposes. It used to be unorthodox and went opposed to the lingering Christian culture that the risks of childbirth have been inherent to the lives of girls. Complicating concerns, colleagues didn't think about Semmelweis a simple health practitioner to paintings with. His friends defined him as unusual and kooky. Obenchain deals an empathetic and insightful argument that Semmelweis suffered from bipolar sickness and illuminates how his colleagues, besides the fact that devoted to empirical technological know-how they may were, misjudged Semmelweis’s equipment dependent upon lack of awareness and their emotional pain with him.


    In Genius Belabored, Obenchain identifies Semmelweis’s rightful position within the pantheon of scientists and physicians whose discoveries have kept the lives of thousands. Obenchain’s biography of Semmelweis deals detailed insights into the perform of medication and the mindsets of physicians operating within the premodern period. This attention-grabbing examine bargains a lot of curiosity to normal readers in addition to these drawn to germ conception, the background of drugs and obstetrics, or an individual wishing to raised comprehend the trajectory of contemporary medicine.
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  • When God Came Calling by Treva Denas

    By Treva Denas

    'He's going to hit me! As I seemed in my rearview replicate whereas stopped in site visitors and observed this immense truck touring swifter than he must have been, I knew this was once unlikely to be solid. On that revelation of a be aware, i used to be in for the experience of my existence. This journey might take me on a trip the place i'd need to care for critical soreness, tears, why-me questions, a number of pity events, and so much of all, my lukewarm courting with God.' it is easy to depend on God while issues are going good in our lives, yet it truly is simply as effortless to show away while the line turns into tough. Treva Denas understands this firsthand. The experience used to be delicate, she and her kinfolk have been lively in church and placing their religion within the Lord, after which issues started to disintegrate. Her husband moved out, her son begun appearing out, and her daughter started getting much less realization as she attempted to paintings via every thing. Feeling valueless, Treva spent the following numerous years making improper turns whereas searching for the ideal path. Then an coincidence that are meant to were deadly replaced every thing. learn how she grew to become her lifestyles round whilst God got here Calling.
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  • Running for Our Lives: An Odyssey with Cancer by Kathryn Anthony,Barry Riccio

    By Kathryn Anthony,Barry Riccio

    while the health care professional first publicizes the analysis "cancer," sufferers, households and buddies think as though they're struck via lightning--scared, dazed, and pressured. So are Barry Riccio, at age 38, abruptly confronted with an extraordinary kind of melanoma, leiomyosarcoma, and his spouse, Kathryn Anthony. On that fateful day their lives are without end changed.

    In gripping aspect, working for Our Lives chronicles the authors’ seven-year emotional curler coaster journey throughout 5 states and rankings of medical professionals, nurses, and scientific employees. It explains how endurance, learn, and outreach aid them salary their conflict, while, as their general practitioner warns them, they're "sitting on a barrel of dynamite."

    Running for Our Lives evokes sufferers dealing with devastating diagnoses of melanoma and different life-threatening disorder, the households and neighbors who care approximately them, in addition to clinical researchers, physicians, oncology nurses, hospice services and employees who paintings with terminally unwell sufferers each day. It offers a window into the authors’ deepest global, one the place they're dangling off a cliff, and the fight to stick alive overshadows all else.
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  • Listen to the Music: The Life of Hilary Koprowski by Roger Vaughan

    By Roger Vaughan

    Dr. Hilary Koprowski is the pioneer of stay polio vaccine, the 1st researcher to boost the diagnostic and healing use of monoclonal antibodies, and the developer of the "gold normal" rabies vaccine. A world-reknowned maverick in biomedical learn, Koprowski's study equipment have been frequently thought of arguable or even radical. still, he got key positions in lots of study organisations, corresponding to the Rockefeller origin, Lederle Labs, and Wistar Institute, starting up landmark reviews from melanoma learn to a number of sclerosis. one in all his crowning achievements, the profitable campaign for monoclonal antibodies, ended in his founding of Centocor, a forerunner within the company global of biomedicine. This account of Koprowski's lifestyles background is a mix of own interviews, anecdotes, and legends of the artwork and technological know-how in the back of the man.
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  • On the Ragged Edge of Medicine: Doctoring Among the by Patricia Kullberg

    By Patricia Kullberg

    On the Ragged fringe of Medicine deals a glimpse right into a clinical perform for the homeless and concrete terrible. informed via fifteen sufferer vignettes, and drawn from the author’s many years of expertise in Portland, Oregon, this revealing memoir illuminates the effect of poverty at the supply of well-being prone and the ways that humans adapt and continue to exist (or don’t continue to exist) in stipulations of abuse and deprivation. Kullberg’s tales convey the direct and occasionally devastating results of poverty on public overall healthiness, poignantly demonstrating that medication is as a lot a social firm as a systematic one.
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