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    The Emperor of All Maladies

    Narrated by Stephen Hoye ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 49 min

    A comprehensive history of cancer – one of the greatest enemies of medical progress – and an insight into its effects and potential cures, by a leading expert on the illness.In The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee, doctor, researcher and award-winning science writer, examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. The ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD

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    Pale Rider

    The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World

    by Laura Spinney ...
    Narrated by Paul Hodgson ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 4 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918–1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history. And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War I.In Pale Rider, Laura Spinney recounts the story of an overlooked pandemic, ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Still Not Safe

    Patient Safety and the Middle-Managing of American Medicine

    Unabridged

    7 hours 12 min

    Still Not Safe is the story of the rise of the patient-safety movement-and how an "epidemic" of medical errors was derived from a reality that didn't support such a characterization. Physician Robert Wears and organizational theorist Kathleen Sutcliffe trace the origins of patient safety to the emergence of market trends that challenged the place of doctors in the larger medical ecosystem: the ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Phantom Plague

    How Tuberculosis Shaped History

    Narrated by Sneha Mathan ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 53 min

    The definitive social history of tuberculosis, from its origins as a haunting mystery to its modern reemergence that now threatens populations around the world.It killed novelist George Orwell, Eleanor Roosevelt, and millions of others – rich and poor. Desmond Tutu, Amitabh Bachchan, and Nelson Mandela survived it, just. For centuries, tuberculosis has ravaged cities and plagued the human body.In ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Desastre

    Historia y política de las catástrofes

    Narrated by Edson Matus ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 15 min

    Una historia de las catástrofes deslumbrante, original y repleta de ideas para el futuro que pone en perspectiva el ya conocido como annus horribilis**.**Los desastres son difíciles de prever, pero en la actualidad deberíamos estar mejor preparados contra las catástrofes que los romanos cuando el Vesubio entró en erupción o que los italianos cuando golpeó la Peste Negra en la Edad Media. Al fin y ... Read more

    $45.99 AUD

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    Serious Adverse Events

    An Uncensored History of AIDS

    by Celia Farber ...
    Narrated by Caroline White ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 39 min

    On April 23, 1984, in a packed press conference room in Washington, DC, the secretary of health and human services declared “The probable cause of AIDS has been found.” By the next day, “probable” had fallen away, and the novel retrovirus later named HIV became forever lodged in global consciousness as “the AIDS virus.” Celia Farber, then an intrepid young reporter for SPIN magazine, was the only ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Twelve Diseases That Changed Our World

    Narrated by Chris Sorensen ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 43 min

    This book covers the history of twelve important diseases and addresses public health responses and societal upheavals. - Chronicles the ways disease outbreaks shaped traditions and institutions of Western civilization. - Explains the effects, causes, and outcomes from past epidemics. - Describes a dozen diseases to show how disease control either was achieved or failed. - Makes clear the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    American Pandemic

    The Lost Worlds Of The 1918 Influenza Epidemic

    by Nancy Bristow ...
    Narrated by Karen White ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 35 min

    Between the years 1918 and 1920, influenza raged around the globe in the worst pandemic in recorded history, killing at least fifty million people, more than half a million of them Americans. Yet despite the devastation, this catastrophic event seems but a forgotten moment in our nation's past. American Pandemic offers a much-needed corrective to the silence surrounding the influenza outbreak. It ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Quest for Sexual Health

    How an Elusive Ideal Has Transformed Science, Politics, and Everyday Life

    Narrated by Steve Menasche ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 53 min

    Since the 1970s, health professionals, researchers, governments, advocacy groups, and commercial interests have invested in the pursuit of something called "sexual health." Under this expansive banner, a wide array of programs have been launched, organizations founded, initiatives funded, products sold-and yet, no book before this one asks: What does it mean to be sexually healthy? Conjoining ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The South Carolina State Hospital

    Stories from Bull Street

    Narrated by Adam Lofbomm ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 51 min

    Nearly two decades after it closed, the South Carolina State Hospital continues to hold a palpable mystique in Columbia and throughout the state. Founded in 1821 as the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum, it housed, fed, and treated thousands of patients incapable of surviving on their own. The patient population in 1961 eclipsed 6,600, well above its listed capacity of 4,823, despite an operating ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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    A History of Medicine in 12 Objects

    by Carol Cooper ...
    Narrated by Carol Cooper ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours

    See the fascinating history of medicine brought to life, from its rather primitive beginnings, through to the lifesaving technologies of today.Award-winning author Dr Carol Cooper takes you on a unique illustrated journey through the 12 objects that have come to define medicine through the ages – from the barbaric and bizarre to the inventive and impressive, this captivating read is peppered with ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD

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    A Taste for Poison: Eleven deadly substances and the killers who used them

    by Neil Bradbury ...
    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 15 min

    ’Indecently entertaining.’ A Daily Mail Book of the Week An Amazon US Best Book of 2022'A fascinating tale of poisons and poisonous deeds which both educates and entertains.' — Kathy ReichsAs any reader of murder mysteries can tell you, poison is one of the most enduring — and popular — weapons of choice for a scheming murderer. It can be slipped into a drink, smeared onto the tip of an arrow or ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

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    Neurology Rounds with the Maverick

    Narrated by Gregory V. Diehl ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 49 min

    In Neurology Rounds with the Maverick, clinical neurologist Dr. Bernard M. Patten recounts his most profound, entertaining, and uncommon experiences with patients throughout his 34-year medical career.Learn about the strange case of the teenage girl who got pulled out of class for medical treatment because she couldn’t stop laughing. Then consider the 14-year-old who faked grand mal seizures for ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Dreams From My Mother

    Unabridged

    10 hours 37 min

    What a page turner of a book! Dame Elizabeth uncovers the layers of her life from a childhood defined by secrets, to discovering the identity of her father, to her political awakening, and her journey to becoming a Black health radical. She uses her "bellyful of anger" to great effect, highlighting the ethnic health inequalities exposed by sickle cell disease right through to Covid-19. More than ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    The Perfect Tonic: The Remarkable Medicinal History of Beer, Wine, Spirits and Cocktails

    Unabridged

    9 hours 4 min

    Shortlisted for the André Simon Food & Drink Book AwardAn intoxicating interconnected history of booze and medicine, from one of the world’s foremost cocktail writers.Consider the Negroni. The bittersweet cocktail dating to the early 1900s is made of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and Campari. Gin takes its name and flavour from the juniper tree, which medieval doctors burned to ward off bubonic ... Read more

    $45.99 AUD

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    The Danger Within Us

    America’s Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man’s Battle to Survive It

    by Jeanne Lenzer ...
    Narrated by Jeanne Lenzer ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 6 min

    Did you know...Medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death in America.An estimated 10 percent of Americans are implanted with medical devices -- like pacemakers, artificial hips, cardiac stents, etc.The overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices have never undergone a single clinical trial.In The Danger Within Us, award-winning journalist Jeanne Lenzer brings these ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

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    Insulin

    A Hundred-Year History

    Narrated by Michael Langan ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 19 min

    In 1922, researchers made one of the most important medical breakthroughs of the century: insulin. Their discovery seemed miraculous. When it was given to diabetic patients on the brink of death, their condition rapidly improved. However, this was no simple cure. Injections must be taken for life. Without them, symptoms quickly return, often with fatal results. But while a lifetime on insulin ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Пандемия: Всемирная история смертельных вирусов

    Unabridged

    9 hours 58 min

    В последние 50 лет более 300 инфекционных заболеваний возникали впервые или повторно на новых территориях. Эксперты всего мира напряженно готовятся к сокрушительной смертельной эпидемии. Удостоенная профессиональных наград научная журналистка Соня Шах показывает, как она может произойти, проводя параллели между холерой — одним из наиболее опасных и страшных патогенов в мире — и новыми ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Taking Care

    The Story of Nursing and Its Power to Change Our World

    Narrated by Ann Marie Gideon ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 23 min

    “DiGregorio’s storytelling is pitch-perfect; narrative and nursing, she understands, come from the same place and both are concerned with a deep understanding of character and plot….This is a brilliant book, and DiGregorio is a beautiful writer. Taking Care deserves to be on the reading list for nursing and medical schools, and on the bedside table of all politicians.""—New York Times Book ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Sixty Years a Nurse

    by Mary Hazard ...
    Narrated by Deirdre O’Connell ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 2 min

    When 18-year-old Mary Hazard touched down in post-war Putney to begin her nurse’s training, she could never have known that it was the beginning of a colourful career that would still be going 60 years later – one of the longest ever serving NHS nurses.For Mary, raised in a strict convent in rural south Ireland, working in her first London hospital was a shocking and life-changing experience. ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

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    The Spanish Flu Epidemic and Its Influence on History

    Narrated by Gabrielle Baker ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 53 min

    Where did Spanish flu come from, and what can the possible sites of origin tell us today? This book looks at how Spanish flu changed the focus of scientific thought from eugenics to the creation of public health, and how it unfolded across each continent. In Budapest, a lone woman dies quietly on a bench in the late afternoon sun, while in South Africa, a group of men plunge to their death in the ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

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    Vital Organs

    by Suzie Edge ...
    Narrated by Suzie Edge ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 48 min

    The remarkable stories of the world's most famous body parts.Louis XIV's rear end inspired the British National Anthem.Queen Victoria's armpit led the development of antiseptics.Robert Jenkin's ear started a war.All too often, historical figures feel distant and abstract; more myth and legend than real flesh and blood. These stories of bodies and its parts remind us that history's most-loved, a... ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Scourge

    The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox

    Narrated by John Lescault ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 40 min

    Smallpox, the only infectious disease to have been eradicated, was one of the most terrifying of human scourges. It covered the skin with hideous, painful boils, killed a third of its victims, and left the survivors disfigured for life. In this riveting, often terrifying look at the history of smallpox, Jonathan B. Tucker tells the story of this deadly disease, the heroic efforts to eradicate it ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Living Medicine

    Don Thomas, Marrow Transplantation, and the Cell Therapy Revolution

    Narrated by Nathan Agin ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 50 min

    A sweeping biography of the visionary behind bone marrow transplantation and the story of the diseases cured by Don Thomas's discovery. In the last half of the twentieth century, Thomas himself discovered a cure for every marrow-based disease—like leukemia, lymphoma, and sickle-cell anemia—forever changing treatment for some of the deadliest illnesses. His feats were extraordinary, earning him a ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD