Thursday, November 20, 2014

Reader's Shelf


From Library Journal

A Doctor's Notebook:  Exploring the Medical World




Passage
Passage
By Willis, Connie
2001-01 - Bantam Books
9780553580518 Check Our Catalog
A tunnel, a light, a door. And beyond it ... the unimaginable.
Dr. Joanna Lander is a psychologist specializing in near-death experiences. She is about to get help from a new doctor with the power to give her the chance to get as close to death as anyone can.
A brilliant young neurologist, Dr. Richard Wright has come up with a way to manufacture the near-death experience using a
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The Anatomy of Deception
The Anatomy of Deception
By Goldstone, Lawrence
2009-02 - Delta
9780385341356 Check Our Catalog
A mesmerizing forensic thriller that thrusts the reader into the operating rooms, drawing rooms, and back alleys of 1889 Philadelphia, as a young doctor grapples with the principles of scientific process to track a daring killer. …More


State of Wonder
State of Wonder
By Patchett, Ann
2011-06 - Harper
9780062049803 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (2012), Orange Broadband Prize (2012), Women's Fiction AKA Orange Prize (2012)

Award-winning "New York Times"-bestselling author Patchett ("Bel Canto, The Magician's Assistant") returns with a provocative novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest--a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love. …More


The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis
The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis
By Allen, Arthur
2014-07 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393081015 Check Our Catalog
Few diseases are more gruesome than typhus. Transmitted by body lice, it afflicts the dispossessed refugees, soldiers, and ghettoized peoples causing hallucinations, terrible headaches, boiling fever, and often death. The disease plagued the German army on the Eastern Front and left the Reich desperate for a vaccine. For this they turned to the brilliant and eccentric Polish zoologist Rudolf …More


Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
By O'Keefe Aptowicz, Cristin
Author Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe
2014-09 - Gotham Books
9781592408702 Check Our Catalog
A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities
Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools--or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mutter began his trailblazing career as
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William Harvey: A Life in Circulation
William Harvey: A Life in Circulation
By Wright, Thomas
2012-10 - Oxford University Press, USA
9780199931699 Check Our Catalog
In 1628, the English physician William Harvey published his revolutionary theory of blood circulation. Offering a radical conception of the workings of the human body and the function of the heart, Harvey's theory overthrew centuries of anatomical and physiological orthodoxy and had profound consequences for the history of science. It also had an enormous impact on culture more generally, …More