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  • My Lobotomy

    A memoir

    by Howard Dully and 1 more

    Howard Dully was 12 years old when he was given a lobotomy. He was 56 years old when he found out why. The four decades in between tell a story of profound love and compassion.In 1960 Howard's father and stepmother delivered him into the hands of the man who had invented the 'ice pick' lobotomy. Expelled from the mainstream medical community, his once-popular procedure now a grisly medical relic, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Beat of Life

    A surgeon reveals the secrets of the heart

    by Reinhard Friedl and 2 more

    The heart is our most important organ and perhaps our most mysterious. Every day it pumps 9000 litres of blood and beats around 100,000 times.But the heart is more than just a pump. In all major human cultures, it is seen as the source of love, sympathy, joy, courage, strength and wisdom. Why is this so?Having witnessed the extraordinary complexity and unpredictability of human hearts in the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Knife’s Edge: The Heart and Mind of a Cardiac Surgeon

    by Stephen Westaby

    A TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2019An intimate and compelling exploration into the unique psyche of the heart surgeon, by one of the profession’s most eminent figures.Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessary coordination and manual dexterity, it was a head trauma sustained during university that gifted him the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon: qualities that are frequently ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Ugly: My Memoir

    by Robert Hoge

    The unique and inspiring story of a boy born with the odds against him and the family whose love and support helped him overcome incredible hardships.Robert Hoge was born with a giant tumour on his forehead, severely distorted facial features and legs that were twisted and useless. His mother refused to look at her son, let alone bring him home. But home he went, to a life that, against the odds, ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Blood On My Hands - A Surgeon At War

    by Craig Jurisevic

    An Australian surgeon's extraordinary story of courage and conflict. ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • How to do a liver transplant

    Stories from a surgical life

    by Kellee Slater

    I loved Kellee Slaters book. And not just because shes a transplant surgeon and I have had a liver transplant. At times I felt like she had been reading my mail!  Derryn Hinch When everything is in place and both teams are ready, someone cries out Cross-clamp! Then it is on for young and old as the clock is ticking. Up to this point, it has been a careful and considered surgery. Now it is all ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Complications

    A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

    by Atul Gawande

    The international bestseller from the author of Being MortalIn these gripping accounts of true cases, bestselling author Atul Gawande performs exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealised form, but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing and profoundly human.This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into ... Read more

    $12.42 AUD

  • French Women Don't Get Facelifts

    Aging with Attitude

    by Mireille Guiliano

    Mireille shares the secrets and strategies of aging with attitude and joy, offering personal anecdotes while divulging French women's most guarded secrets about looking and feeling great. With her signature blend of wit, no-nonsense advice and storytelling flair she addresses everything from lotions and potions to diet, style, friendship and romance.For anyone who has ever spent the equivalent of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Into the Magic Shop

    A neurosurgeon's true story of the life-changing magic of mindfulness and compassion that inspired the hit K-pop band BTS

    by Dr James Doty

    The award-winning New York Times bestseller that inspired BTS's K-pop song 'Magic Shop'.The day that 12-year-old James Doty walked in to his local magic shop is the day that changed his life.Once the neglected son of an alcoholic father and a mother with chronic depression, he has gone on to become a leading neurosurgeon, based at Stanford University. He credits Ruth for this incredible turnaround ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Better

    A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

    by Atul Gawande

    The struggle to perform well is universal, but nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable.His vivid stories take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to a polio outbreak in India and to ... Read more

    $13.74 AUD

  • Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition

    The Ben Carson Story

    by Ben Carson and 1 more

    This bestselling book reveals the extraordinary life of Dr. Ben Carson--from inner-city kid to renowned neurosurgeon.Dr. Ben Carson is known around the world for breakthroughs in neurosurgery that have brought hope where no hope existed. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Under the Microscope

    by Professor Earl Owen

    Under the Microscope is the story of an extraordinary man, his many life-changing inventions, and his exceptional life and special friendships.Born into a family of doctors – on the paternal and maternal sides - with a birth defect that no one knew how to treat, Earl Owen was given a dose of radiation before anyone knew what radiation treatment could do to a human body, let alone a newborn baby ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo

    A surgeon cuts through the evidence

    by Ian Harris

    For many complaints and conditions, the benefits from surgery are lower, and the risks higher, than you or your surgeon think. In this book you will see how commonly performed operations can be found to be useless or even harmful when properly evaluated. That these claims come from an experienced, practising orthopaedic surgeon who performs many of these operations himself, makes the unsettling ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Cry of the Damaged Man

    by Tony Moore

    "Remarkable, and very moving." – Oliver SacksWhile driving to work in 1984, Dr Tony Moore was hit by a 30-tonne truck, crushing him and his car and changing his life forever. A well-known surgeon and rehabilitation specialist, he now tells his story of recovery from a patient's point of view, but with a doctor's knowledge and experience. Temporarily disabled and emotionally devastated, Tony Moore ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Butchering Art

    Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

    by Lindsey Fitzharris

    **DAILY MAIL, GUARDIAN AND OBSERVER BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017Winner of the 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science WritingShortlisted for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize and the 2018 Wolfson History PrizeThe story of a visionary British surgeon whose quest to unite science and medicine delivered us into the modern world - the safest time to be alive in human history**In The Butchering Art, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon

    The New Science and Stories of the Brain

    by Dr Rahul Jandial

    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**'You're amazing I could talk to you (Rahul) all day' Chris Evans'This is a gripping new book' The TimesWorld-leading neuroscientist and neurosurgeon Dr Rahul Jandial draws on his years of work with patients suffering from the most extreme cases of brain damage, disorders and illnesses to reveal what they can tell us about the science of the mind.</stro... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery

    by Frank Vertosick Jr.

    "Dramatic, moving, and utterly fascinating." —New York Times Book ReviewWith poignant insight and humor, When the Air Hits Your Brain chronicles one man’s evolution from naïve and ambitious young intern to world-class neurosurgeon. In electrifying detail, Frank Vertosick Jr. describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • Mend the Living


    by Maylis de Kerangal and 1 more

    Winner of the Wellcome Book Prize 2017.Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2016.Now a major French film, REPARER LES VIVANTS/HEAL THE LIVING, directed by Katell Quillevere and starring Emmanuelle Seigner.A twenty-four-hour whirlwind of death and life.In the depths of a winter's night, the heart of Simon Limbeau is resting, readying itself for the day to come. In a few hours' ti... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Direct Red

    A Surgeon's Story

    by Gabriel Weston

    How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands? What is it like to cut into someone else's body? What is it like to stand by, powerless, while someone dies because of the incompetence of your seniors? How do you tell a beautiful young man who seems perfectly fit that he has only a few days left to live?Gabriel Weston worked as a surgeon in the big-city hospitals of the twenty-first century; ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table

    by Stephen Westaby

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY PRIZETHE SUNDAY TIMES NO.2 BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE BMA PRESIDENT’S AWARD 2017An incredible memoir from one of the world’s most eminent heart surgeons, recalling some of the most remarkable and poignant cases he’s worked on.Grim Reaper sits on the heart surgeon’s shoulder. A slip of the hand and life ebbs away.The balance between life and death is so delicate, ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Extremes

    Life, Death and the Limits of the Human Body

    by Kevin Fong

    In anaesthetist Dr Kevin Fong's television programmes he has often demonstrated the impact of extremes on the human body by using his own body as a 'guinea pig'. So Dr Fong is well placed to share his experience of the sheer audacity of medical practice at extreme physiological limits, where human life is balanced on a knife edge. Through gripping accounts of extraordinary events and pioneering ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • I Had to Survive

    How a plane crash in the Andes helped me to save lives

    by Dr Dr. Roberto Canessa and 1 more

    On 12 October 1972, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of the 'Old Christians' rugby team (and many of their friends and family members) crashed into the Andes mountains. I Had to Survive offers a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world's leading paediatric cardiologists.Canessa, ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Confidence

    Sell Yourself in Medical Interviews

    by Jane E Anderson

    Selling Yourself MattersCongratulations! You have persevered through nearly a decade of intense study and rigorous training to become a qualified doctor. It takes an incredibly strong intellect and the utmost dedication to get to this point. You know what specialty training program you want to get into and now it’s time to nail the final interview – and this book can show you how.Panels of Experts ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD

  • Before We Say Goodbye

    An unforgettable, heart-warming story of love and letting go, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes

    by Madeleine Reiss

    'Gorgeous and Emotional' Fern Britton'I found it deeply moving and couldn't stop reading' Susan LewisWhen you can't heal your own heart, can you fill someone else's?Josie Hudson's whole life has been about one thing and one thing only: keeping her son Scott alive.And when Scott, now nineteen, finds out that his heart is once again failing - with no hope of a transplant - Josie's world comes ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD