Biography & Autobiography, Medical
Into The Unknown
by Ann M Connelly
This is a memoir about my work as a Public Health Nurse both in Scotland and Canada. It gives some insight into the diverse areas I lived and the interesting people I met. Public Health is a vastly different career from one of a hospital nurse. ...
Three Minutes for a Dog
My Life in an Iron Lung by Paul R. Alexander
Contrary to popular belief Polio is not extinct. This is the true story of an indomitable spirit afflicted with unimaginable physical and psychological challenges. Paul Alexander’s life is a saga that started in 1946 and has been profoundly shaped ...
Living With Cancer
A Few Things Your Friends Want You to Know by Dr. Gillian Dolansky Presner
After happily achieving many of my personal and professional childhood dreams, I was unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal cancer while pregnant with my 3rd daughter at the age of 36. In this book I write about my lived experience since that time ...
How I Got Better From A Traumatic Brain Injury
For anyone who ever had a TBI, past or present by Madeleine Welton
Both incredibly informative and deeply heart-rending, How I Survived a Traumatic Brain Injury tells the story of author Madeleine Welton’s recovery after she sustained a traumatic brain injury in 1993. Her moving account of learning to walk, talk, ...
Eleven Days in Kyiv
by Albert E. Chudley
Eleven Days in Kyiv describes Dr. Ab Chudley’s personal experiences as a Children of Chernobyl Project medical exchange professor in Kyiv, Ukraine. The visit occurred only one year after Ukraine celebrated its first anniversary after gaining its ...
Front Line Nursing Stories
Making a Difference: An Anthology from the 1940s to the COVID Pandemic by Marian Facciolo
When reading real-life stories about nursing, you might not expect mentions of fox fur coats or cages full of snakes (“five feet long and very skinny”). Yet these amusing vignettes sit alongside harrowing tales of plane crashes and time-honoured ...
A Coroner’s Memoir by Robert Crossland
I wade waist-deep into the ocean to reach a body floating face down in the local harbor. Police, first responders, and onlookers quietly watch from the shoreline, but blood splotches and marks in the sand suggest that something awful has happened ...
With Hope in My Heart
Musings of a Spirited Psychiatrist by Francois Mai
Rarely do we see inside the life and mind of a psychiatrist, but that’s exactly what we get in With Hope in My Heart: Musings of a Spirited Psychiatrist. With candor and openness, author François Mai shares how and why he ventured into psychiatry, ...
by Mark J Poznansky
This book, appropriately called Reminiscences, describes many of my most important memories that I have, largely focussing on my professional life in Science. It is meant to be read primarily by my "offspring" and perhaps a few others who might be ...
Saving the Art of Medicine
Observations of a Practitioner by Allen Sussman
In his deeply thoughtful book, Dr. Sussman provides an expansive view of the field and all that being a healer entails. Sharing stories from his training as well as practice, drawing on data from a wealth of studies, and including a nuanced ...