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Title: The Story Of San Michele

The Story of San Michele is the famous memoir by Swedish physician Axel Munthe (1857-1949). Written in English, it has been a best-seller in numerous languages. The author associated with a number of celebrities of his times, all of whom figure in the book. He also knew the very poorest, including immigrants and plague victims. He was an unabashed animal lover, and animals figure prominently, especially his alcoholic pet baboon, Billy.
Author(s): Axel Munthe
ISBN 13: 9781849027090
Pages: 556
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Title: The Cocktail Party

<p>A modern verse play about the search for meaning, in which a psychiatrist is the catalyst for the action. An authentic modern masterpiece (New York Post). Eliot really does portray real-seeming characters. He cuts down his poetic effects to the minimum, and then finally rewards us with most beautiful poetry (Stephen Spender).</p> <p>A modern verse play dealing with the search for meaning, in which a psychiatrist is the catalyst. </p>
Author(s): T.S. Eliot
ISBN 13: 9780156182898
Pages: 194
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Title: The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevskys last and greatest novel, published just before his death in 1881, chronicles the bitter love-hate struggle between the outsized Fyodor Karamazov and his three very different sons. It is above all the story of a murder, told with hair-raising intellectual clarity and a feeling for the human condition unsurpassed in world literature.
Author(s): Fyodor Dostoyevsky
ISBN 13: 9780679410034
Pages: 796
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Title: The Night They Burned the Mountain

From physician to combat soldier to cancer victim in a precipitously short time. Three books explore inhumanity and humanity and the cruelty of ideolegies versus the compassion of the individual.
Author(s): Thomas Anthony Dooley
ISBN 13: 9780374222123
Pages: 142
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Title: The House of God

By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative journey that takes us into the lives of Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country. Young Dr. Basch and his irreverant confident, known only as the Fat Man, will learn not only how to be fine doctors but, eventually, good human beings.Samuel Shem has done what few in American medicine have dared to do-create an unvarnished, unglorified, and amazingly forthright portrait revealing the depth of caring, pain, pathos, and tragedy felt by all who spend their lives treating patients and stand at the crossroads between science and humanity.
Author(s): Ashish Raichur
ISBN 13: 9780399900235
Pages: 289
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Title: Siddhartha

Siddhartha (first published in 1922) is a novel based on the early life of Buddha,inspired by the author's visit to India before the First World War.The novel is about the young Brahmin Siddhartha's search for self- realization.Disturbed by the contradictions between his comfortable life and the harsh reality around,he takes to the life of wanderer.
Author(s): Hermann Hesse
ISBN 13: 9788129102041
Pages: 126
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Title: How Doctors Think

On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong, with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. Groopman explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can, with our help, avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health.
Author(s): Jerome E Groopman
ISBN 13: 9780618610037
Pages: 307
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Title: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

<p>In his most extraordinary book, "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century" <i>(The New York Times)</i> recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. Oliver Sacks's <i>The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat</i> tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.</p> <p> If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr. Sacks's splendid and sympathetic telling, deeply human. They are studies of life struggling against incredible adversity, and they enable us to enter the world of the neurologically impaired, to imagine with our hearts what it must be to live and feel as they do. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine's ultimate responsibility: "the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject."</p>
Author(s): Oliver Sacks
ISBN 13: 9780684853949
Pages: 256
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Title: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

For Laurie Lee, as for much of the world, 1936 was the end of innocence. Lee recalls the first great journey of his young life, in which he walks through Spain and becomes entangled in the passionate, bloody struggle that was the Spanish Civil War. This memoir (a sequel to the beloved Cider with Rosie), written with the excitement and wonder of a twenty-year-old, is also infused with the prescience of a young adult who sees what lies ahead.
Author(s): Laurie Lee
ISBN 13: 9781567923926
Pages: 200
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Title: The Anatomy of Hope

This profound exploration begins when Groopman was a medical student, ignorant of the vital role of hope in patients livesand it culminates in his remarkable quest to delineate a biology of hope. With appreciation for the human elements and the science, Groopman explains how to distinguish true hope from false hopeand how to gain an honest understanding of the reach and limits of this essential emotion.
Author(s): Jerome Groopman
ISBN 13: 9780375757754
Pages: 248
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Title: The Housemans Tale

Dust jacket art by Rus Anderson. His first book and winner of the John Rowan Wilson Award presented annually by the magazine World Medicine for dealing with the subject of medicine in fiction.
Author(s): Colin Douglas
ISBN 13: 9780006162407
Pages: 222
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