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Bellevue by David Oshinsky - Book Review

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Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385523363
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Doubleday - November 15th, 2016

The story of New York's premiere public hospital.mirrors the tumultuous history of the city in which it is located. Bellevue has never turned away a patient and its physicians and scientists have often been at the forefront of medical research. Battered by political maneuvering and vulnerable to changing times, the hospital has endured as a symbol of mankind's capacity for compassion and care. A fascinating -- oftentimes thrilling -- book that is eminently worthy of its subject. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi - Book Review

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By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

This moving and inspiring memoir was a quick read - because I couldn't put it down! Paul, a neurologist/neuroscientist, has his life cut tragically short by a stage IV lung cancer diagnosis at age 36. It pains my heart to think what this compassionate and driven man might have accomplished had he lived. Well worth the read! ~ Reviewed by Shirley Cagle


The Breast Cancer Companion: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Nancy Sokolowski - Book Review

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781932603996
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Published: Demos Medical Publishing - July 27th, 2010

This is a great navigational guide for anyone going through this diagnosis. It is written in a calm, kind manner and in a way that is sympathetic while not patronizing. Highly Recommended. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


When Breath Becomes Air

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By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

This memoir from a young neurosurgeon facing his own terminal cancer diagnosis is emotional, heart-breaking and very thought provoking. As you follow his journey you’ll find yourself reflecting on your own mortality and on what’s important in life and in death. Unforgettable and inspiring! ~ Reviewed by Liz Barnum


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi - Book Review

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When Breath Becomes Air Cover Image
By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

Klanithi's unique intellect and insight shaped his reader through this sensitive memoir of life approaching death. A talented literature major turned neurosurgeon, K. finds himself with stage IV lung cancer. Forced to become a patient while being a doctor, it is his philosophically questioning mind we fall in love with. Love read by a lovely man. ~ Reviewed by Shantia Mayer


Being Mortal

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780805095159
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Published: Metropolitan Books - October 7th, 2014

Everyone should read this book if we are to live well and survive as a species. Dr. Gawande not only points out what is wrong with health care as it relates to aging, he demonstrates that there are many (including doctors) who are trying to advocate for positive change. My 94 year old friend recommended this to me because it also asks the question... "What makes life worth living?". The most important book of the year and a fascinating read. ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank


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