Biography: science, technology and medicine

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Ordinary Deaths

In Ordinary Deaths, Dr. Samuel LeBaron reminds us of our need for human connection when experiencing death and loss. Based on more than thirty years of working with children and adults dying from cancer, ...

Woman, Watching

From award-winning author Merilyn Simonds, a remarkable biography of an extraordinary woman — a Swedish aristocrat who survived the Russian Revolution to become an internationally renowned naturalist, ...

Journey of a Thousand Miles

Ruey Yu overcame near-starvation during the Second World War and became the co-founder of what would soon become multi-million-dollar skin care company NeoStrata. / Ruey Yu évite la famine qui déferle ...

Wait Time

Explores the profound connection between disease and creativity in how we cope with illness.

When poet and essayist Kenneth Sherman was diagnosed with cancer, he began keeping a notebook of observations ...

Alfalfa to Ivy

By (author) Joseph B. Martin
Foreword by David Hubel
Afterword by Ed Benz
Categories: Biography: science, technology and medicine

Joseph B. Martin traces his climb from a Mennonite farm in the village of Duchess, Alberta to Dean of Harvard Medical School in his memoir, Alfalfa to Ivy. Readers are rewarded with an intimate perspective ...

Beyond the Hippocratic Oath

A pioneer in kidney transplantation in Canada in the late 1950s, Dr. John Dossetor was faced with making many ethical decisions in his ground-breaking research and practice in nephrology so it was with ...

Anderson Ruffin Abbott

Anderson Ruffin Abbott graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine in 1861, and became the first Canadian of African descent to train as a physician. Abraham Lincoln appointed him one ...