Best Medical Professional Biographies Books

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1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Author: by Rebecca Skloot
Crown (March 8, 2011)

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Publishers Weekly Library Journal Kirkus Reviews Booklist Globe and MailHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cellstaken without her knowledgebecame one of the most important tools in medicine: The first immortal human cells grown in culture, which are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years.

2. When Breath Becomes Air

Author: by Paul Kalanithi
Random House
228 pages

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review People NPR The Washington Post Slate Harper’s Bazaar Time Out New York Publishers Weekly BookPage Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational MemoirAt the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.

One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a nave medical student possessed, as he wrote, by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.

3. Hidden Valley Road

Author: by Robert Kolker
Quercus (April 9, 2020)
April 9, 2020

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12 children.6 of them diagnosed with schizophrenia. Science’s greatest hope in understanding the disease. ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2020*TIME 100 Must-Read Books Of 2020 Pick*New York Times bestseller*Selected as Oprah’s Book Club Pick*’Startlingly intimate’ – The Sunday Times’Grippingly told and brilliantly reported’ – Mail on Sunday’Unforgettable’ – The TimesFor fans of Educated, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Three Identical StrangersDon and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream.

After World War II, Don’s work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins – aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony – and they worked hard to play their parts.

But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after the other, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family?

4. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

Author: by Harriet A. Washington
528 pages

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The first full history of Black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. No one concerned with issues of public health and racial justice can afford not to read this masterful book that will stir up both controversy and long-needed debate.

From the era of slavery to the present day, starting with the earliest encounters between Black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, Medical Apartheid details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledgea tradition that continues today within some black populations.

It reveals how Blacks have historically been prey to grave-robbing as well as unauthorized autopsies and dissections. Moving into the twentieth century, it shows how the pseudoscience of eugenics and social Darwinism was used to justify experimental exploitation and shoddy medical treatment of Blacks.

5. How to Starve Cancer: Without Starving Yourself

Author: by Jane McLelland
404 pages

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After being given a terminal diagnosis with only a few weeks to live, Jane threw herself into research. Already medically knowledgeable as a Chartered Physiotherapist, Jane dug up research, some decades old, in her quest to survive. Rather than aiming to cure cancer, which in many cases is unachievable, Janes approach was to stop it growing.

Remarkably her approach not only stopped it growing, it disappeared altogether. There are now clinics following her protocol, achieving remarkable successes. This book is a game-changing new dawn in the treatment of cancer. Not just a page-turning inspirational read, Janes remarkable life story is how she discovered a unique cocktail of off label drugs (drugs usually prescribed for other conditions) and supplements that effectively starve the cancer stem cell, the cell left behind by conventional treatment and why cancer is deemed incurable.

Treatment for the stem cell is hailed as the Holy Grail, so this book plugs the missing piece into why we do not have a cure for cancer. Lead cancer researchers at top oncology centers are now using this book to investigate these cheap low toxicity drugs (Pharma has no interest) and Jane has a huge following of thousands on Facebook who use her Metro Map.

6. Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted

Author: by Suleika Jaouad

‎ English
368 pages

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A searing, deeply moving memoir of illness and recovery that traces one young woman’s journey from diagnosis to remission to re-entry into normal lifefrom the author of the Life, Interrupted column in The New York TimesI was immersed for the whole ride and would follow Jaouad anywhere….

Her writing restores the moon, lights the way as we learn to endure the unknown. Chanel Miller, The New York Times Book Review Beautifully crafted …Affecting … A transformative read … Jaouad’s insights about the self, connectedness, uncertainty and time speak to all of us.

The Washington Post In the summer after graduating from college, Suleika Jaouad was preparing, as they say in commencement speeches, to enter the real world. She had fallen in love and moved to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a war correspondent.

The real world she found, however, would take her into a very different kind of conflict zone. It started with an itchfirst on her feet, then up her legs, like a thousand invisible mosquito bites. Next came the exhaustion, and the six-hour naps that only deepened her fatigue.

7. Projections: A Story of Human Emotions

Author: by Karl Deisseroth
256 pages

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A groundbreaking tour of the human mind that illuminates the biological nature of our inner worlds and emotions, through gripping, movingand, at times, harrowingclinical storiesPoetic, mind-stretching, and through it all, deeply human. Daniel Levitin, New York Times bestselling author of The Organized MindKarl Deisseroth has spent his life pursuing truths about the human mind, both as a renowned clinical psychiatrist and as a researcher creating and developing the revolutionary field of optogenetics, which uses light to help decipher the brain’s workings.

In Projections, he combines his knowledge of the brain’s inner circuitry with a deep empathy for his patients to examine what mental illness reveals about the human mind and the origin of human feelingshow the broken can illuminate the unbroken.

Through cutting-edge research and gripping case studies from Deisseroth’s own patients, Projections tells a larger story about the material origins of human emotion, bridging the gap between the ancient circuits of our brain and the poignant moments of suffering in our daily lives.

8. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

Author: by Eben Alexander
Published at: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (October 1, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1451695199

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The #1 New York Times bestselling account of a neurosurgeon’s own near-death experiencefor readers of 7 Lessons from Heaven. Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists.

A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotionand in essence makes us humanshut down completely.

For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open.He had come back. Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence.

There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself. Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul.

9. Finding Joy in Medicine

Author: by Reza Manesh
108 pages

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For Dr. Reza Manesh, a life caring for others hasn’t been easy. By learning and cultivating three important principles, he found joy in practicing medicine. Through deeply personal stories, Reza shares how he came to value humanism, humility, and a hunger for growth over the course of his medical career.

He shares moments of finding his purpose, of finding his passion and, ultimately, finding his love of medicine. In this motivational memoir, Reza shares the challenges he faced at each stage of his journey to becoming a clinician. He hopes to help those who, like him, have wondered whether they are good enough to work in health care.

He speaks to anyone struggling to find joy in medicine or contending with emotional or physical exhaustion on their path to becoming a health care professional.

10. The Perfect Gentleman: The remarkable life of Dr. James Miranda Barry (Biographies Book 2)

Author: by June Rose
Lume Books (June 24, 2019)
June 24, 2019

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James Barry was one of the most outstanding doctors of the nineteenth century a brilliant surgeon, a tireless campaigner for medical reform, and a compassionate Inspector-General of the Army. But throughout a long and distinguished career an air of secrecy, even of scandal, always clung to Barry.

The shrill voice, the diminutive build, the almost ostentatious humanity all struck a discordant note in the stiff, conventional world of the officers’ mess. Only after the doctor’s death in 1865 did the incredible truth come to light: Dr. James Barry was a woman.

What was her real identity? How did she manage to conceal her sex from the army for forty-six years? Why did she take on a man’s role and a man’s work? In this vivid and meticulous biography, June Rose pieces together the clues in the Barry mystery and comes up with some astonishing answers.

She tells of the elite intellectual circle which first conceived the masquerade and sponsored the little girl’s entrance, in disguise, into Edinburgh University; she recounts Barry’s strange connection with a powerful aristocratic family and her intense relationship with Lord Charles Somerset, Governor of the Cape Colony and one of the few men to know her secret.

11. Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life

Author: by Suzanne Koven
320 pages

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A poignant and funny exploration of authenticity in work and life by a woman doctor. In 2017, Dr. Suzanne Koven published an essay describing the challenges faced by female physicians, including her own personal struggle with “imposter syndrome”a long-held secret belief that she was not smart enough or good enough to be a real doctor.

Accessed by thousands of readers around the world, Koven’s Letter to a Young Female Physician has evolved into a deeply felt reflection on her career in medicine. Koven tells candid and illuminating stories about her pregnancy during a grueling residency in the AIDS era; the illnesses of her child and aging parents during which her roles as a doctor, mother, and daughter converged, and sometimes collided; the sexism, pay inequity, and harassment that women in medicine encounter; and the twilight of her career during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As she traces the arc of her life, Koven finds inspiration in literature and faces the near-universal challenges of burnout, body image, and balancing work with marriage and parenthood. Shining with warmth, clarity, and wisdom, Letter to a Young Female Physician reveals a woman forging her authentic identity in a modern landscape that is as overwhelming and confusing as it is exhilarating in its possibilities.

12. The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

Author: by Naoki Higashida
208 pages

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One of the most remarkable books I’ve ever read. It’s truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid. Jon Stewart, The Daily ShowNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNPR The Wall Street Journal Bloomberg Business BookishFINALIST FOR THE BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE FIRST BOOK AWARD NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERYou’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump.

Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.

Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate questions that people want to know. Questions such as: Why do people with autism talk so loudly and weirdly?

13. The Beauty of Living Twice (KNOPF)

Author: by Sharon Stone
256 pages

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNot your typical Hollywood autobiography. Brutally honest, restless and questing. O, The Oprah Magazine Sharon Stone tells her own story: a journey of healing, love, and purpose. Sharon Stone, one of the most renowned actresses in the world, suffered a massive stroke that cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune, and global fame.

In The Beauty of Living Twice, Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life and writes about her slow road back to wholeness and health. In a business that doesn’t accept failure, in a world where too many voices are silenced, Stone found the power to return, the courage to speak up, and the will to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children around the globe.

Over the course of these intimate pages, as candid as a personal conversation, Stone talks about her pivotal roles, her life-changing friendships, her worst disappointments, and her greatest accomplishments. She reveals how she went from a childhood of trauma and violence to a career in an industry that in many ways echoed those same assaults, under cover of money and glamour.

14. Fighting for Life (New York Review Books Classics)

Author: by S. Josephine Baker

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NYRB Classics
September 24, 2013

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An engaging and …Thought-provoking memoir of battling public health crises in early 20th-century New York Cityfrom the pioneering female physician and children’s health advocate who caught’ Typhoid Mary (The New York Times) New York’s Lower East Side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on earth in the 1890s.

Health inspectors called the neighborhood the suicide ward. Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer, killing thousands of children. Sweatshop babies with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment heaps destined for fashionable shops. Desperate mothers paced the streets to soothe their feverish children and white mourning cloths hung from every building.

A third of the children living there died before their fifth birthday. By 1911, the child death rate had fallen sharply and The New York Times hailed the city as the healthiest on earth. In this witty and highly personal autobiography, public health crusader Dr. S.

Josephine Baker explains how this transformation was achieved. By the time she retired in 1923, Baker was famous worldwide for saving the lives of 90,000 children. The programs she developed, many still in use today, have saved the lives of millions more.

15. Every Living Thing: The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet

Author: by James Herriot
May 17, 2012

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The fifth volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC and Channel 5 series All Creatures Great and Small. During his decades spent as a country vet in Yorkshire, James Herriot has seen huge advances in medical science, technological leaps, and a world irrevocably changed by war.

Yet some things have always stayed the same gruff farmers, hypochondriac pet owners, and animals that never do quite what you expect them to. From a green young man in his first job in the 1930s, to an experienced veterinary surgeon, married with two children, James has spent his entire career among the people and animals of Darrowby.

And there’s nowhere else he’d rather be. Since they were first published, James Herriot’s memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, Every Living Thing is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain’s best-loved authors.

I grew up reading James Herriot’s books and I’m delighted that thirty years on, they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then’ Kate Humble

16. The Lord God Made Them All (All Creatures Great and Small Book 4)

Author: by James Herriot

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Adventures in the English countryside and beyond with the Yorkshire veterinarian and #1 New York Timesbestselling author of All Creatures Great and Small. When World War II ends and James Herriot returns to his wife and new family in the English countryside, he dreams mostly of Sunday roasts and Yorkshire puddings, but new adventure has a way of tracking him down.

Soon Herriot finds himself escorting a large number of sheep on a steamer to Russia, puzzling through the trials of fatherhood, and finding creative ways to earn the trust of suspicious neighbors who rely on him for the wellbeing of their beloved animals.

Herriot’s winning humor and self-deprecating humanity shine through every page, and his remarkable storytelling has captivated readers for generations. This is Herriot at his best, said the Washington Post of this New York Times bestseller by the author of All Things Bright and Beautiful and Every Living Thing.

The Lord God Made Them All is a true story of postwar England that, according to the Columbus Dispatch, just explodes with the joy of living and loving and caring.