Wolseley Memorial Collection

Established in memory of Bernice B. Wolesley, the collection contains books written by physicians and health professionals on topics related to medicine and the humanities. The Wolseley Memorial Collection was originally donated to the Library by the Wolseley family. It includes fiction and non-fiction novels, poetry, biographies and patient memoirs about medical care. The library continues to add titles to the collection by contemporary authors such as Oliver Sacks, Atul Gawande, and Rafael Campo.

The Wolseley Memorial Collection is located in the back of the Library first floor, in a lounge area with comfortable seating and a window wall.

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#1 That good night : life and medicine in the eleventh hour / Sunita Puri.
Puri, Sunita, 1979- author.
Book. xiii, 301 p.
xiii, 301 p. ; 24 cm.
"A heart-wrenching and provocative memoir about how the essential parts of one young woman's early life--her mother's work as a... of medicine and hospitalization, arming readers with questions that will revolutionize the way we connect with our doctors"--

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#2 Emma / Jane Austen ; with illustrations by Hugh Thomson ; with an afterword by David Pinching.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817, author.
Book. 590 p.
590 p. : ill. ; 16 cm.
Beautiful, clever, rich--and single--Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marr...harming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work.

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#3 Gulliver's travels and other writings / Jonathan Swift ; edited and with an introduction by M...
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745.
Book. vi, 642 p.
New York : Bantam Dell, 2005, ©1962.
vi, 642 p. ; 18 cm.
Gulliver encounters dwarfs and giants and many other strange things when his ship is wrecked as he travels through distant lands.

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#4 A death in the family / James Agee ; introduction by Steve Earle.
Agee, James, 1909-1955.
Book. xii, 310 p.
New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
xii, 310 p. ; 20 cm.
On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he believes ...amily, Jay has a car accident and is killed instantly, leaving his wife, brother, and young son to deal with his sudden death.

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#5 Bleak House / Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Nicola Bradbury ; pr...
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Book. xxxix, 1036 p.
London : Penguin Books, 2011.
xxxix, 1036 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - b..., Inspector Bucket. And it is a fable about redemption, in which a bleak house is transformed by the resilience of human love.

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#6 Don Quixote / Miguel de Cervantes ; translated by Tobias Smollett.
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616, author.
Book. xxxviii, 942 p.
xxxviii, 942 p. ; 21 cm.
""The final and greatest utterance of the human mind." -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky. A founding work of modern Western literature, Cer...oic idealism presents a strikingly contemporary narrative that also reflects the historical realities of 17th century Spain"--

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#7 Journey to the end of the night / by Louis-Ferdinand Céline ; translated from the French by ...
Céline, Louis-Ferdinand, 1894-1961.
Book. 446 p.
New York : New Directions, 1983.
446 p. ; 21 cm.
A nihilistic petit-bougeois named Bardamu opens his medical practice in the slums of suburban Paris.

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#8 The plague / Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert.
Camus, Albert, 1913-1960, author.
Book. 308 p.
308 p. ; 21 cm.
Chaos prevails when the bubonic plague strikes the Algerian coastal city of Oran. A haunting tale of human resilience in the fa...novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.

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#9 Sons and lovers / D.H. Lawrence ; with an introduction by David Ellis.
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
Book. xxxv, 428 p.
New York : Knopf, 1991.
xxxv, 428 p. ; 22 cm.
When Paul's mother becomes ill from cancer, Paul experiences a growing resentment at her weakening condition, realizing that without her, his life has no meaning.

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#10 The death of Ivan Ilyich and other stories / By Leo Tolstoy ; Translated by Benjamin R. Tucke...
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910.
Book. 201 p.
201 p. ; 22 cm.
"The death of Ivan Ilyich" revolves around a man in his 40s who has spent his life climbing the social ladder in Russia. Barely...d does he see how he might have lived differently and authentically. In the other stories, loss and death are deeply explored.