Mountains Beyond Mountains

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Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812973013
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 31st, 2004

This is a profound and profoundly moving book about one man who has had a significant impact on the health of humankind. It is beautifully written and potentially life-changing. I urge you to read it. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312421700
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Published: Picador - April 1st, 2003

Nominated for the National Book Award. This author/doctor is obviously a well rounded citizen of the world, and a student of humanity as well as medicine. This anecdotal work covers medical ethics and practices by using specific patients and cases. This book is riveting - not so much for the incidents, but for the insight into the profession and practice. The writing is gentle, educated and informative. I read it in 2 sittings. ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank

The Caregiver

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By Aaron Alterra, Arthur Kleinman (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780801474347
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Published: ILR Press - January 22nd, 2008

This is a beautiful love story, as well as an insightful story for any caregiver of an Alzheimer's patient, by a man in his 70's dealing with his wife's illness. He describes the numerous frustrations and inadequacies of the medical establishment, as well as the practical aspects of how to deal with this very sad condition. An extraordinary journey by a wonderful writer. ~ Reviewed by Barbara Morrow

Our Bodies, Ourselves

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ISBN: 9781439190661
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Published: Atria Books - October 4th, 2011

This classic women's health reference book should be on every woman's bookshelf. The subjects range from body image to menopause. This book makes a great high school graduation gift-no woman should go off to college without it.

Wrongful Death

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ISBN: 9780393315165
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 17th, 1997

Her husband's death a mystery, poet and scholar Sandra Gilbert looks to the medical establishment first for answers and, finally, for a measure of accountability. A heartfelt, fascinating read.


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