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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells -- taken without her knowledge -- became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine.
Hippocratic Oaths by
Call Number: 610.695 TAL
Publication Date: 2005
Physician and philosopher Raymond Tallis discusses why patients compete for our doctors' and nurses' time; why the exploding popularity of alternative therapies is actually bad for our health; and how one man's view of the MMR vaccine influenced a nation.
Call Number: 611 ROA
What happens to our bodies after we die? This book explores dissecting, decomposition, body snatching and more.
Do no harm
Do no harm by
What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences when it all goes wrong? Do No Harm offers an unforgettable insight into the highs and lows of a life dedicated to operating on the human brain, in all its exquisite complexity.
Tell me the truth
Tell me the truth by
Call Number: 362.196994 SRI
Publication Date: 2014
What really happens when someone hears the words, 'You have cancer?' What has preceded it and what comes after? Written with great compassion and honesty, this is a rare view from the other side of the desk. Oncologist Ranjana Srivastava reflects on the very human side of the medical profession
Internal medicine by
Call Number: 610 HOL (Biography)
Publication Date: 2014
Intense, ironic, heartfelt, and heartbreaking, nine vivid stories from the bedside of patients in hospital.
Call Number: FIC OSW
Publication Date: 2015
A novel about Sullivan Moss who decides after failing to commit suicide that he should be useful and donate his kidney to a stranger in need. This is the story of that decision, the steps involved in being a donor and the changes it makes to his life. Told with humour.