Category: Medical Biographies Memoirs

  • Limping through Life: A Farm Boy’s Polio Memoir by Jerry Apps

    By Jerry Apps

    Limping via Life

    A Farm Boy’s Polio Memoir

    Jerry Apps

    “Families through the usa lived in worry of polio in the course of the overdue Nineteen Forties and early Fifties, and now the affliction had come to our farm. i will nonetheless do not forget that brief iciness day and the cold evening while I first confirmed signs. My lifestyles might by no means be the same.”

    —from the Introduction

    Polio was once epidemic within the usa beginning in 1916. via the Thirties, quarantines and college closings have been changing into universal, as isolation was once one of many purely how one can struggle the sickness. The Sauk vaccine was once no longer on hand till 1955; in that 12 months, Wisconsin’s Fox River valley had extra polio instances consistent with capita than wherever within the usa. In his so much own booklet, Jerry Apps, who gotten smaller polio at age twelve, unearths how the disorder affected him bodily and emotionally, profoundly influencing his schooling, army carrier, and kin existence and environment him at the route to turning into a qualified writer.

    A hardworking farm child who enjoyed enjoying softball, younger Jerry Apps must make many changes and meet many demanding situations after that wintry weather evening he used to be bothered with a debilitating, occasionally deadly sickness. In Limping via existence he explores the methods his global replaced after polio and can pay tribute to these relations, lecturers, and neighbors who helped him alongside the way.
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  • Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic by Gina Kolata

    By Gina Kolata

    "...a relocating, suspenseful page-turner that is prone to develop into a vintage of clinical storytelling." —The Washington Post

    New York Times technology reporter Gina Kolata follows a kinfolk via genetic disease and one brave daughter who comes to a decision her destiny shall not be made up our minds by way of a genetic flaw.

    The mobile jewelry. The physician from California is at the line. “Are you prepared Amanda?” the 2 humans Amanda Baxley loves the main had begged her to not be tested—at least, now not now. yet she needed to locate out.

    If your loved ones carried a mutated gene that foretold a brutal sickness and also you have been provided the opportunity to determine if you’d inherited it, could you do it? might you stroll towards the matter, bravely accepting no matter what solution got here your method? Or could you steer clear of the capability undesirable information so long as attainable?

    In Mercies in Disguise, acclaimed New York Times technology reporter and bestselling writer Gina Kolata tells the tale of the Baxleys, a nearly archetypal kinfolk in a small city in South Carolina. A proud and decided extended family, a lot of them medical professionals, they're struck one after the other with an inscrutable sickness. They eventually become aware of the reason for the sickness after a striking series of occasions that many observed as providential. in the meantime, technological know-how, progressing for a part a century alongside a parallel tune, had passed the Baxleys a resolution—not a medication, yet a blood try that will display who had the gene for the illness and who didn't. And technology would supply one other dilemma—fertility experts had created the way to spare the youngsters via a pricey technique.

    A paintings of narrative nonfiction, Mercies in conceal is the tale of a kin that took concerns into its personal palms whilst the scientific global deserted them. It’s a narrative of a relations that needed to take care of unspeakable tragedy and but didn't permit it to rip them aside. And it's the tale of a tender woman—Amanda Baxley—who confronted the longer term head on, made up our minds to discover how to disrupt her family’s destiny.

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  • Raquela: A Woman of Israel by Ruth Gruber

    By Ruth Gruber

    A nationwide Jewish ebook Award–winning biography: a glance on the early years of Israel’s statehood, skilled in the course of the lifetime of a pioneering nurse.

    During her awesome profession, nurse Raquela Prywes was once a witness to historical past. She brought infants in a Holocaust refugee camp and at the Israeli frontier. She crossed minefields to assist injured infantrymen within the 1948 Arab-Israeli struggle and arranged hospitals to save lots of the lives of these scuffling with the 1967 Six-Day struggle. alongside the best way, her personal existence was once a chain of triumphs and tragedies mirroring these of the newly shaped Jewish state.

    Raquela is a relocating tribute to a impressive girl, and an unforgettable chronicle of the start of Israel in the course of the eyes of these who lived it.
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  • Seper Hero. Le voyage interdit qui a donné sens à ma vie by Marine Barnérias

    By Marine Barnérias

    Le three avril 2015, on diagnostique à Marine, jeune étudiante dynamique de 21 ans, une sclérose en plaques, appelée plus communément SEP. L’urgence de l. a. scenario, le besoin de prendre une décision quant à l. a. prise d’un traitement ou non et le manque d’informations, l’amène à s’interroger. « los angeles maladie c’est toi qui l’a, il faut donc chercher l. a. answer en toi ».
    Son traitement ? Réaliser un projet rêvé : le voyage. Trois can pay seront traversés : « l. a. Nouvelle-Zélande sera mon terrain de jeux pour redécouvrir mon corps, mieux le ressentir pour mieux le défendre. En Birmanie, j’irai secouer mon esprit par los angeles méditation pour aiguiser ma meilleure arme contre l. a. SEP. l. a. Mongolie sera l’étape-bilan à los angeles rencontre de cette âme souvent délaissée alors qu’elle porte notre mémoire. Dans quel yet ? Retrouver mon équilibre que l. a. SEP tente de rompre. »
    Par ce livre, Marine s’adresse à chacun de nous. Apprenons à nous faire confiance, croire en nos rêves. Son ambition ? « Faire fleurir chez d’autres une envie de s’envoler, automobile ne l’oublions pas, tout est attainable. »
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  • Carnets de guerre 1914-1918 du Médecin Major Jules Beyne by Jules Beyne

    By Jules Beyne

    L’auteur : le médecin général Jules Beyne (1880-1968) est connu comme le fondateur de los angeles médecine aéronautique en France : grâce à lui l’expertise du team of workers navigant, los angeles recherche et l’enseignement ont été développés entre les deux guerres mondiales. Mais rares sont ceux qui ont connaissance des épreuves qu’il a partagées, en tant que médecin de son régiment, avec les braves du 283e régiment d’infanterie pendant 1501 jours de guerre.
    Ce sont les notes, brutes, dans l’état où il les a écrites au jour le jour, que nous présentons. Ces notes dont il disait « En dehors des souvenirs qu’elles fixent ou qu’elles évoquent pour moi, [elles] n’ont d’autre valeur que leur sincérité dans le second où elles furent écrites ». Cependant, à travers ses réflexions, ses inquiétudes, ses doutes, ses interrogations, on comprend remark un acteur du drame a vécu et analysé le conflit.
    Il raconte l. a. retraite éperdue des survivants de son régiment décimé dans le wrestle d’Eton en août 1914. Il dit avec un humour féroce l’absurdité de certaines missions « destinées à conquérir les plumes blanches » de certains grands cooks, exprime l’ennui et los angeles mélancolie des longs jours d’attente. Il nous emmène dans les profondeurs de son poste de secours du secteur de Fleury près de Verdun, où des hommes hallucinés, sortis des peintures noires de Goya, suffoquent dans l’angoisse.
    Des photographies que Jules Beyne nous avait transmises illustrent ce récit complété par des cartes des champs d’opération successifs et des notes explicatives.
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  • A Bone to Pick: Chef Dean's Rights for Rehabilitation by Dean Kropp

    By Dean Kropp

    After an twist of fate a number of years in the past, Dean Kropp could not paintings in his company as a caterer to the celebrities as a result of his injuries.

    Fortunately he had coverage. they'd look after him, correct? Wrong.

    Navigating the fine details of legislation that change from country to kingdom, combating insurance firms operating diligently to disclaim claims, and the labyrinth of forms and principles for presidency relief are onerous . . . while you're healthy.

    Try it whereas therapeutic from an twist of fate, or , or three.

    Are you ready if existence takes a nosedive after an sickness or damage? Do you may have a transparent realizing of your motor vehicle coverage? are you aware your rights while you are harm in a no-fault twist of fate? could you be ready to make a comeback after being out of labor for seven years?

    Many folks keep away from considering those questions. frequently, while undesirable issues take place, we aren't prepared.

    Dean's tale provide you with a greater proposal of what you will be up opposed to while you are injured -- and the way you could guard yourself.
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  • Tributes to Savio L-Y Woo on His 70th Birthday by Zong-Ming Li,Jennifer S Wayne,Chih-Hwa Chen,Kirstin Woo

    By Zong-Ming Li,Jennifer S Wayne,Chih-Hwa Chen,Kirstin Woo

    This is a compilation of tributes to a gentleman who has impacted the sector of biomedical engineering and musculoskeletal technology for 4 a long time via his study, his counsel and mentorships, his friendships, and his love for the sector, relations, and acquaintances. It offers readers with a view of ways one guy can impression so many.

    • Tributes from relations and Relatives
    • Tributes from scholars, citizens and Fellows (University of California, San Diego)
    • Tributes from scholars, citizens and Fellows (University of California, San Diego and college of Pittsburgh)
    • Tributes from scholars, citizens and Fellows (University of Pittsburgh)
    • Tributes from Colleagues and Friends
    • The tale of 1 Blessed educational (Savio Lau-Yuen Woo)
    • Journey Down reminiscence Lane (Contributed by means of Pattie Woo)

    Readership: Researchers, teachers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate scholars and undergraduates in bioengineering, orthopaedics, body structure, biophysics, molecular and mobile biology, and similar fields.
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  • Nursing Through Shot & Shell: A Great War Nurse's Story by Beatrice Hopkinson,Dr. Vivien Newman

    By Beatrice Hopkinson,Dr. Vivien Newman

    Nursing via Shot and Shell is the formerly unpublished memoir of Beatrice Hopkinson, who served in France as a Territorial Nursing Sister from 1917-19. Beatrice labored as regards to front line at casualty clearing stations, and her poignant account finds the serious pressure: 'I by no means learned what the notice “duty” intended till this conflict. to face at one's put up, by no means flinching and attempting to hold the men pleased; forever puzzling over whilst our time could come.' 

The memoir finds the lighter facet of wartime existence, with entertainments, go back and forth and enduring friendships. Beatrice additionally describes the sensible realities of battle in shiny aspect – sound asleep in dug outs, dodging bombs and fending off rats 'as sizeable as an exceptional sized kitten'. a desirable, close-up view of 1 women's lifestyles in the course of wartime.
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