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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#11 Doctored : the disillusionment of an American physician / Sandeep Jauhar.
Jauhar, Sandeep, 1968- author.
Book. x, 268 p.
x, 268 p. ; 24 cm.
The patient is ill indeed. A perverse system forces doctors to prescribe unnecessary tests and participate in an elaborate syst...t of introspection by a physician who wants to return meaning and moral grounding to a noble profession that has lost its way.

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#12 Leaving Harvard for motherhood / Hilda Der Zakharian.
Der Zakharian, Hilda.
Book. x, 153 p.
[S.l.] : Lulu Com, 2015.
x, 153 p. ; 23 cm.

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#13 The big free / Martha B. Boone.
Boone, Martha B.
Book. 276 p. :
New York : Morgan James Pub, 2018.
276 p. : ; 23 cm.
The Big Free describes the medical humor and drama in the life of one of the first women surgeons in the busiest trauma surgery...nurses and their patients. Readers will laugh and cry and long to know more of the spirited, young, female-doctor protagonist.

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#14 Extreme measures : finding a better path to the end of life / Jessica Nutik Zitter.
Zitter, Jessica Nutik.
Book. xiv, 338 p.
xiv, 338 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"An ICU and Palliative Care specialist featured in the Netflix documentary Extremis offers a framework for a better way to exit... enlarges the national conversation as it thoughtfully and compassionately examines an experience that defines being human."--

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#15 What I learned in medical school : personal stories of young doctors / edited by Kevin M. Tak...
Book. xxi, 209 p.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
xxi, 209 p. : portraits ; 24 cm.
Like many an exclusive club, the medical profession subjects its prospective members to rigorous indoctrination: medical studen...ferent" in medical school. Their tales of courage are by turns poignant, amusing, eye-opening -- and altogether unforgettable.

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#16 Becoming Dr. Q : my journey from migrant farm worker to brain surgeon / Alfredo Quiñones-Hin...
Quiñones-Hinojosa, Alfredo.
Book. 317 p., [24] pages of plates
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
317 p., [24] pages of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Tells the life story of Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa from impoverished childhood in a tiny village in Mexico to illegal immigrant... student at the University of California, on to Harvard Medical School, and becoming an internationally renowned neurosurgeon.

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#17 Gratitude / Oliver Sacks ; [photographs by Bill Hayes].
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015, author.
Book. xi, 45 p.
xi, 45 p. : ill., portraits ; 18 cm.
"In July 2013, Oliver Sacks turned eighty and wrote [a] ... piece in The New York Times about the prospect of old age and the f...too-close presence of his own death, and how to live out the months that [remained] in the richest and deepest way possible"--

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#18 When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese.
Kalanithi, Paul, author.
Book. xix, 228 p.
xix, 228 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neur...e brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.^

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#19 Blue collar, blue scrubs : the making of a surgeon / Michael J. Collins, M.D.
Collins, Michael J., M.D.
Book. ix, 291 p.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
ix, 291 p. ; 24 cm.
Collins turns back the clock, taking readers from his days as a construction worker to his entry into medical school, expertly infusing his journey to become a doctor with humanity, compassion, and humor.

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#20 Black man in a white coat : a doctor's reflections on race and medicine / Damon Tweedy, M.D.
Tweedy, Damon.
Book. 294 p.
294 p. ; 25 cm.
"One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of bla...h burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care."--Jacket.