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Chasing My Cure

This is a remarkable story of a young man’s life and death struggle with Castleman Disease, a rare ...
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Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 13th Edition

The definitive text on pharmacology.  If you need to really understand how drugs work (pharmacodynamics) and how the body deals with those drugs (pharmacokinetics), ...
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GUTS: A Memoir

Life with a gastrointestinal illness can be quite challenging.  Not knowing what that illness really is, can be ...
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Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine

It’s hard to believe that a little over a century ago, there were no truly effective treatments for ...
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Principles and Practices of Clinical Research 4th Edition

This is a great reference book for anyone interested in broad aspects of drug discovery and development.  The book ...
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Shifting into High Gear: One Man’s Grave Diagnosis and the Epic Bike Ride That Taught Him What Matters

The author has led an amazing life.  He has biked across America, climbed mountains, started a podcast, created a ...
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Summer’s Complaint: My family’s courageous, century-long struggle with a rare genetic cancer syndrome

I was trying to understand the various journeys that patients, caregivers, and family members take when disease enters their ...
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Super Power Baby Project

This beautiful compilation of personality-catching photographs of children with rare genetic disorders changed the way I talk to these kids and anyone I ...
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The Drug Hunters: An Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines

This book provides a comprehensive behind the scenes history of the search for new medicines. The authors take ...
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The Other End of the Stethoscope: 33 Insights for Excellent Patient Care

Marcus Engle was permanently blinded in a car accident.  That’s only the beginning of the story.  Through his ...
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Thriving Blind: Stories of Real People Succeeding Without Sight

Learning that your son will never see can be a real setback.  Finding out your second son has ...
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We Carry Kevan: Six Friends. Three Countries. No Wheelchair.

If he had not put it in the title and mentioned it in the prologue, Kevan would have ...
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