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Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
015603008X
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Daniel Keyes wrote little SF but is highly regarded for one classic, Flowers for Algernon. As a 1959 novella it won a Hugo Award; the 1966 novel-length expansion won a Nebula. The Oscar-winning movie adaptation Charly (1968) also spawned a 1980 Broadway musical.

Following his doctor's instructions, engaging simpleton Charlie Gordon tells his own story in semi-literate "progris riports." He dimly wants to better himself, but with an IQ of 68 can't even beat the laboratory mouse Algernon at maze-solving:

I dint feel bad because I watched Algernon and I lernd how to finish the amaze even if it takes me along time.

I dint know mice were so smart.

Algernon is extra-clever thanks to an experimental brain operation so far tried only on animals. Charlie eagerly volunteers as the first human subject....



Current Surgical Diagnosis and Treatment
Gerard M. Doherty
007142315X
December 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
A new edition of the leading surgery text for medical students, residents, and surgeons. The extensively updated volume provides coverage of both general surgery and all surgical specialties.


Body Contouring Surgery After Weight Loss

1886039186


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Book Description
Are you among the tens of thousands of people who have lost a dramatic amount of weight?  If so, congratulations! You did it! Those years of struggling and failed diets are behind you. Perhaps you did it through weight loss surgery. Or, perhaps it was through diet and exercise. Either way, you have created a new body and a new life for yourself.               


Surgery
Bruce E. Jarrell
0683306154
June 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore. Surgical review, in outline format, for medical students preparing for board exams. Previous edition: c1996. Includes CD-ROM containing On-Line Tests on Command from text. Softcover. DNLM: Surgical Procedures, Operative--Examination Questions.

Book Info
Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore. Surgical review, in outline format, for medical students preparing for board exams. Previous edition: c1996. Includes CD-ROM containing On-Line Tests on Command from text. Softcover. DNLM: Surgical Procedures, Operative--Examination Questions.


The Miracle Ball Method
Elaine Petrone
0761128689
Dec 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Take two-they're small. And they perform miracles. Suffering a career-ending, potentially crippling injury to her back and right leg, a young dancer named Elaine Petrone tried everyone from orthopedists to yogis to turn her pain and prognosis around. Nothing worked-until she healed herself through a unique program of therapy and exercise based around the use of two small, squishy balls. From there she turned her passion into a mission that is helping the thousands of people who visit her classes conquer pain, stress, and injury.

Now, for relief for sufferers everywhere, comes The Miracle Ball Method, a healing kit containing two miracle balls and a fully illustrated book, all packaged together in an attention-getting clear plastic cylinder. The work itself is simple. Take a sore back: By resting your...


Before and After: Living and Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery
Susan Maria Leach
0060567228
May 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Weighing 278 pounds and unable to tie her bathrobe closed, in June 2001, Leach had her stomach reduced to the size of an egg. But her battle with food didn't end there. Like all those who undergo weight-loss surgery, Leach must diligently watch her food intake; eating more than a few bites of a dish or ingesting too much sugar will result in "dumping," a bodily reaction as unpleasant as it sounds (it involves food emptying from the stomach too quickly). Leach's journal of her post-operative year (which followed her loss of 143 pounds) shows that she remains just as obsessed with food as she was before surgery. Leach isn't exceptionally self-reflective and doesn't analyze what readers might find most helpful: how her relationship with her husband has changed. He grows jealous of her girls'-nights-out and tries to...


Weight Loss Surgery : Understanding & Overcoming Morbid Obesity - Life Before, During & After Surgery

1931033013


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Teena Massingill, Contra Costa Times , March 30, 2001
From the Contra Costa Times (San Francisco Newspaper) The best advice and information there is...

Book Description
Are you one of the 58 million morbidly obese people in America today? Chances are, you've been on a diet after diet and failed miserably. But you should lay the blame where it belongs. You didn't fail the diet, nor did the diet fail you. Instead, look a little deeper and start to recognize that even if you could shed some excess pounds, the truth of the matter is that less than 1% of you will keep it off according to recent studies published by the National Institute of Health. The theory that obesity is not your fault is not exactly new. Many morbidly obese people are not eating two, three or four times the amount of...


Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
Dean Ornish
0804110387
Dec 1995
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Ornish, author of the popular Stress, Diet, and Your Heart ( LJ 1/1/83), bases his book on an extensive study that found his "Opening Your Heart" program resulted in the reversal of coronary artery blockage. He gives thorough background to his study, backing up his claims with scientific evidence, and provides case histories of people who have followed the program. In describing ways to reverse heart disease, he offers suggestions on how to control diet (with helpful recipes from noted chef Wolfgang Puck), as well as on how to quit smoking and how to exercise. Recommended for general collections.- Barbara Kormelink, Bay Medical Ctr. Lib., Bay City, Mich.Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Essentials of General Surgery
Peter F. Lawrence
0781750032
July 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Contains multiple-choice questions, oral examination questions, clinical skills training and testing. Two-tone format with halftone illustrations.

Book Info
Univ. of California, Irvine. Textbook for medical students on surgical clerkship. Contains multiple-choice questions, oral examination questions, clinical skills training and testing. Two-tone format with halftone illustrations. Previous edition: c1992. Softcover. DNLM: Surgical Procedures, Operative. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Back RX
Vijay Vad
1592400450
Feb 2004
Paperback
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The Wall Street Journal
"After three months, the results have been striking: 80%… reported that their pain was reduced by at least half"

Ellen Barkin
"[Dr. Vad’s] holistic approach can work for anyone willing to put in just a little time and positive thought."

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Medical Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems
Sharon M. Lewis (Editor), et al
0323016103
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book contains solid, research-based content presented in a concise, readable, and consistent format. Special features highlight the content that is most relevant and challenging for today's nursing students, including patient teaching, community and home care, gerontology, cultural and ethnic considerations, collaborative care, nutrition, and critical thinking. Nursing management content is discussed in a unique levels-of-care approach, with separate headings for Health Promotion, Acute Intervention, and Ambulatory and Home Care. More than just a textbook, it is a comprehensive resource with the essential information that students need to prepare for lectures, classroom activities, examinations, clinical assignments, and comprehensive care of patients.

Book Info
Univ. of...


Principles of Neural Science
Eric R. Kandel, et al
0838577016
January 5, 2000
Hardcover
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Review
Doody's : "This is a simply wonderful book that makes accessible in one place all the details of how the neuron and brain work. The writing is clear. The drawings are elegant and educational. The book is a feast for both the eye and mind. The richness, the beauty, and the complexity of neuroscience is all captured in this superb book." "5 Stars!"

Book Description
Now in resplendent color, the new edition continues to define the latest in the scientific understanding of the brain, the nervous system, and human behavior. Each chapter is thoroughly revised and includes the impact of molecular biology in the mechanisms underlying developmental processes and in the pathogenesis of disease. Important features to this edition include a new chapter - Genes and Behavior; a complete...


Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery
Patt Levine
1569244537
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A Whole New and Completely Delicious Way to Eat after Weight Loss Surgery After her weight loss surgery in 2003, Patt Levine knew she would have to stick to a very restrictive diet, but there had to be something better than the "totally tasteless mush" her post-op food guidelines recommended. Levine put her cooking skills to work and now, in Eating Well after Weight Loss Surgery, she and collaborator Michele Bontempo-Saray offer over 140 original, low-fat, high-protein recipes that taste just as delicious pureed and chopped as they do served whole, so you can enjoy flavorful, satisfying meals through every stage of your post-op eating program and cook for your family and friends—all at the same time. These mouth-watering dishes, which cover everything from breakfast to dessert, include: Crustless Spinach...


Complications
Atul Gawande
0312421702
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Gently dismantling the myth of medical infallibility, Dr. Atul Gawande's Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science is essential reading for anyone involved in medicine--on either end of the stethoscope. Medical professionals make mistakes, learn on the job, and improvise much of their technique and self-confidence. Gawande's tales are humane and passionate reminders that doctors are people, too. His prose is thoughtful and deeply engaging, shifting from sometimes painful stories of suffering patients (including his own child) to intriguing suggestions for improving medicine with the same care he expresses in the surgical theater. Some of his ideas will make health care providers nervous or even angry, but his disarming style, confessional tone, and thoughtful arguments should win over most readers....


Lange Case Files: General Surgery
Eugene C. Toy
0071402527
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The closest a student can get to the wards without seeing patients! This reference is designed to teach students general surgery through exposure to 60 clinical cases. Each self-contained case asks students to provide diagnosis and the next step in treatment, followed by a concise case discussion, clinical pearls, and USMLE-style questions and answers.

Book Info
(Lange Medical Books) Univ. of Texas, Houston. Text presents more than 50 clinical cases illustrating essential concepts in general surgery. Provides a review for the USMLE Step 2 exam and the surgery shelf exam. Includes 54 surgical cases with complete discussions, and USMLE-style comprehension questions with each case. Softcover. DNLM: Surgery--Case studies.

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The Washington Manual Surgery Survival Guide
Jeremy Goodman
0781743680
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Prepared by residents and chief residents with senior faculty advisors at Washington University School of Medicine, these pocket-sized guides in eight different specialties deliver priceless advice for the front-lines of the wards from those who have been there before.

Book Info
(Department of Medicine, Washington Univ. School of Medicine) Washington Univ. School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Pocket-sized manual was prepared by residents for residents and covers the basics and common patient problems, including evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. DNLM: Surgical Procedures, minor--methods--Handbooks.


Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice (Textbook of Surgery)
Courtney M. Townsend, et al
0721604099
June 11, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"A superbly written clinical authority, replete with supportive basic science data and strong background in surgical history. It is an up-to-date textbook and invaluable reference for the practicing surgeon. This textbook is sure to take its place among the finest ever published for general surgeons."—JAMA

“A brief review such as this cannot do justice to a textbook that is sure to take its place among the finest ever published for general surgeons...marvel at the quality of the information presented by the authors, the outstanding editorship, the superb illustrations, and, by the way, the modest cost in a time of escalating and often unaffordable prices for medical students and residents.”—JAMA

Book Description
First published in 1936, the Sabiston...


Cardiac CT Imaging : Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease
Matthew M.J. Budoff (Editor), Jerold S. Shinbane (Editor)
1846280281
March 31, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
CT is an accurate technique for assessing cardiac structure and function, but advances in computing power and scanning technology have resulted in increased popularity. It is useful in evaluating the myocardium, coronary arteries, pulmonary veins, thoracic aorta, pericardium, and cardiac masses; because of this and the speed at which scans can be performed, CT is even more attractive as a cost-effective and integral part of patient evaluation. This book collates all the current knowledge of cardiac CT and presents it in a clinically relevant and practical format appropriate for both cardiologists and radiologists. The images have been supplied by an experienced set of contributing authors and represent the full spectrum of cardiac CT imaging. As increasing numbers have access to cardiac CT scanners, this book provides...


Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies
Marina S. Kurian
0764584472
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Get the scoop on weight loss surgery

Your authoritative guide to weight loss surgery — before, during, and after

Considering weight loss surgery? This compassionate guide helps you determine whether you qualify and gives you the scoop on selecting the best center and surgical team, understanding today's different procedures, and achieving the best results. You also get tips on eating properly post-op and preparing appetizing meals, as well as easing back into your day-to-day life.

Discover how to Evaluate your surgical options Understand the risks Prepare for surgery Handle post-op challenges Find sources of support

About the Author
Marina S. Kurian, MD: Dr. Marina Kurian grew up in New York City and...



The Hospital by the River
Catherine Hamlin
0825460719
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Review
Cindy Crosby Christianity Today : "Rich in detail, full of jarring contrasts [wealth and poverty for example], and profoundly inspiring, this is missionary memoir at its best. Be warned: You'll be moved to open your heart and your wallet."
Tamara Rice Outreach Magazine : "Fascinating memoirs of Dr. Hamlin and her late husband, Dr. Reg Hamlin, who have been saving women's lives in Ethiopia since 1959. Though some medical descriptions are not for the faint at heart, extraordinary stories of the once hopeless ""fistula pilgrims"" are inspiration for other Christian doctors called to far corners of the world."
Cindy Crosby Faithful Reader : "Almost four decades after her work began, it's understandable why Hamlin has been called 'The new Mother Teresa for our age' by the New York Times, and nominated for...


Appleton and Lange's Review of Surgery
Simon Wapnick
0071378146
January 2003
Paperback
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Review
Doody's : "The book contains 1,000 USMLE Step II questions with detailed answers. There are also 100 practice exam questions with answers. The book has a detailed introduction on how to use the book and the questions. There are two types of questions in this review. The first is a single question, single answer and the second is a multiple selection from a list of questions. The book covers a wide range of general surgery topics. There are a number of diagrams that are also presented in the answer section." "This is a very good review for preparing for Part II National Boards. It mimics the Part II question and answer types and certainly gives a view comprehensive review of each topic. Where present, the diagrams and explanations are descriptive and quite helpful in understanding the underlying concept. The content is...


Exodus from Obesity: The Guide to Long-Term Success After Weight Loss Surgery
Paula F. Peck
0972805028
December 1, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In Exodus From Obesity, Paula F. Peck provides the information, encouragement and guidelines for maintaining long-term success after weight loss surgery. Ms. Peck interweaves intelligent discussion with humorous stories about herself and individuals that have faced diet after diet and ultimately chose the gastric bypass procedure. This book is a clear, easy-to-read guide for patients, potential patients, loved ones, parents and friends. Based on scientific research and reflecting Paula F. Peck’s many years of personal and professional experience, this clear, authoritative guide provides readers: - A thorough, step-by-step approach for undergoing gastric bypass surgery. - Lifestyle changes necessary AFTER surgery for maintaining long-term weight loss. - Tips for preventing binge eating when hunger returns. ...


Surgery: PreTest Self Assessment and Review
Norman Snow
0071412999
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Prepare Early Score Higher Completely revised and small enough to fit in a lab coat pocket, this review of Surgery features 500 questions with answers and explanations, including 200 new questions in clinical vignette format. All questions are reviewed by recent USMLE Step 2 test-takers.

Book Info
Univ. of Illinois, Chicago. Exam review covering the field of surgery for those preparing to take the USMLE Step 2 exam. Provides 500 questions in exam-style format including background for the answers followed by a short discussion of related issues. Previous edition: c2001. Softcover. DNLM: Surgical Procedures, Operative--Examination Questions.

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Current Surgical Therapy (Current Surgical Therapy)
John L. Cameron
0323025196
May 2004
Hardcover
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Review
“These illustrations are particularly helpful when preparing the night before for operative cases. It should be indispensable to a busy practicing general surgeon who may not have time to read every peer-reviewed journal published…Personally expect it to be a godsend as I prepare for the written and oral American Board of Surgery examinations.”—Current Surgery

“Maintains a roster of accomplished authors with recognized expertise. The book achieves the formidable task of concisely overviewing changes in the field of general and vascular surgery. Unequivocally, Current Surgical Therapy should be a part of any practicing general or vascular surgeon’s armamentarium.”—Journal of Vascular Surgery


“Unequivocally, 'Current Surgical Therapy' should be a part of any...


The Cardiac Recovery Handbook
Paul Kligfield
1578261422
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Cardiac Recovery Handbook is the first book to cover all aspects of cardiac recovery. How long will I be in the hospital? What are the sideaffects of the medications I'm taking? What kind of exercise do I need? Do I need to give up all my favorite foods? Why do I feel depressed? When can I have sex again? How can I prevent a second heart attack? The Cardiac Recovery Handbook answers all of these questions and many more, providing a reassuring resource through the complexities and confusion surrounding heart disease. A groundbreaking book from Dr. Paul Kligfield, one of the nation's top cardiologists, and Michelle D. Seaton, here is your complete guide to life after heart attack or heart surgery.

About the Author
Dr. Paul Kligfield, M.D., is Professor of Medicine at...


Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease (Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease)
Robert K. Stoelting, Stephen F., M.D. Dierdorf
0443066043
March 21, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Written by two of the field's most respected leaders, the 4th Edition text provides readers with information on the complete spectrum of pre-existing conditions. Advice on hundreds of complex cases and the latest clinical trials helps professionals avoid life-threatening situations and protect against malpractice claims. Every major syndrome and organ system receives extensive coverage with additional chapters on geriatric and pediatric patients. Over 1,500 up-to-date references direct users to further information on current topics including ischemic heart disease, congestive heart disease, asthma and immune system disfunction.

Book Info
(Churchill Livingstone) Indiana Univ., Indianapolis. Provides a concise description of the pathophysiology of disease states and their medical...


Small Animal Surgery
Theresa Welch Fossum, Laura Pardi Duprey (Illustrator)
0323012388
January 15, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
The most widely used surgical text on the market, Small Animal Surgery concisely explains and demonstrates the most common surgical procedures in veterinary practice. It offers an overview of general principles of surgery, including asepsis, the surgical environment, preparation of the patient and surgical team, instrumentation, suturing, postoperative care and pain management. Five new chapters on endoscopy comprehensively address the basic principles and techniques for this increasingly popular procedure, and new chapters have been added to address surgery of the brain and the peripheral nerves. In addition, separate sections are devoted to surgical principles and procedures for soft tissue, orthopedics, and neurology. With an authoritative author team, logical organization, unique elements, and full-color...


Surgical Recall (Recall Series)
Lorne H. Blackbourne (Editor)
0781786088
May 30, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Surgical Critical Care, San Antonio. Exam review offers students data on surgical matters needed for board examinations. Updated edition includes added information on ward and clinical procedures, respiratory care, and surgical syndromes. Also includes added mnemonics. Previous edition: c2002. Softcover. DNLM: Surgical Procedures, Operative--Examination Questions.

Book Info
Pocket-sized review text includes one Recall Series PDA Download title of the user's choice. Text (c1998) previously listed in approval week 1997-42. Softcover. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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