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5 Books to Read on the US National Doctors’ Day 2012

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Author: Sherry Helms

National Doctors’ Day is celebrated in the United States every year on March 30 as a tribute to the contribution of physicians who serve the nation by offering health care to its citizens.

Now, we want our readers to go ahead with it and cherish their family doctors and doctor friends or family members by gifting them some worth-reading books concerning medicine world.

Our editorial team has done thorough research to fish out some inspirational books from the abundance of Medical Books available with us.  Informative and inspirational, these books are fitting to gift to the doctors in your life, especially those who are new entries in the world of medicine.

Those very books are enlisted below to let you choose from  the list and then pick from Printsasia.com:

Doctors: The Biography of Medicine by Sherwin B. Nuland – While presenting compelling studies of great innovators and pioneers of the medicine world, this very book tells an extraordinary story of the development of modern medicine. In this book, the author covers the lives of the world famous physician-scientists ranging from the legendary Father of Medicine, Hippocrates to Andreas Vesalius, whose Renaissance masterwork on anatomy offered invaluable new insight into the human body, to Helen Taussig, the founder of pediatric cardiology and co-inventor of the original “blue baby” operation?

Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account by Miklos Nyiszli“The best brief account of the Auschwitz experience available.”The New York Review of Books.

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform “scientific research” on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous “Angel of Death”, Dr. Josef Mengele. Miraculously, he survived to archive his petrifying experiences under Nazis and came up with this book.

Doctors Who Followed Christ: 32 Biographies of Historic Physicians and Their Christian Faith by Dan Graves – We can better account this book as a coffers of healthcare heroes including such notable physicians as Hodgkin, Paget, Short, and Koop. While covering the inspirational stories of 32 great Physicians of all time, this book provides insight to doctors and patients alike. Pages contributed to each doctors have their detailed biographies followed by a brief overview of the major contributions each doctor made to the medical field.

The Creation of Doctor B: A Biography of Bruno Bettelheim by Richard Pollak – Certainly a biography, this book is although much more than a simple account of the life of the renowned psychologist Bruno Bettelheim. Dr. Bettelheim often regarded as a “Saint” by his followers, but in this book the author unveils his real personality. That most of the life of this influential psychotherapist was marked by deception, faked credentials, exaggerated data, abuse of the children in his care, plagiarism, and a success rate with patients lower than the therapist reported.

On Call: A Doctor’s Days and Nights in Residency by Emily R. Transue, M.D. – In this book, Dr. Emily R. Transue shares her experiences that she had while working as a resident in internal medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. Well-compiled, this collection of her stories conveys vividly, sometimes painfully the atmosphere of overwork, exhaustion and insecurity in which a resident works; the long shifts and sleepless nights, the moments when she cannot contain her tears, the times when she is haunted by fears that she has made the wrong decision.

Our readers are most welcome to share and comment to us their personal choices in Medical Books to support this very occasion.

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