Mind That Child

A Medical Memoir

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Author: Simon Rowley

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 014377199X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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'There is always a baby for whom you can feel happy at what they have achieved, or sad when things go wrong. There are always parents to help through an incredible journey . . . I am, I know, a very lucky man.' Leading paediatrician Dr Simon Rowley has committed almost all of his working life to the care and wellbeing of children. In Mind That Child, Rowley provides a rare glimpse into what it means to be entrusted with the most precious of responsibilities - a young human life. Charting his decades of medical experience, Rowley touches on an array of issues, from the high-stakes management of tiny pre-term babies to the serious impacts of drugs, alcohol and technology on developing minds. Real-life cases and practical advice are interwoven throughout a candid, compassionate narrative. What's revealed is a tender and profound portrait of a medical professional at the very centre of what matters - a doctor who always adopts a humane, holistic view and who writes openly about the personal impact of a career in medicine. A must-read for any parent and a wonderful insight into the high-pressure medical world.

Memoirs of a Medicine Man

What Medical School Forgot to Mention

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Author: Ernest W. Abernathy M.D

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463495527

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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The practice of medicine or surgery is not just sore throats, colds and the flu, removing gall bladders, or back aches and belly aches. It is, however, a roller-coaster cornucopia of people and events where drama, comedy, the heights of joy and the depths of sadness are only moments away, as if a revolving door is constantly ejecting the next encounter - a child with appendicitis, a broken arm, the Ku Klux Klan with death threats, gunshot wounds, snake handlers, con artists, sex, racism, rape, a sweet old lady with arthritis, or some addict - a never-ending myriad. Thankfully, most of my patients and I grew old together in an air of love and mutual respect, in an era of closeness between patients and doctors, when doctors really cared not only about the patient''s health, but also about the patients themselves. Medical school forgot to mention ethics, or talk about humanistic qualities, abstract values outside the world of science. The patient is not just a patient case, (that "gallbladder" in room 911), or a number, but is a unique human being, with emotions, feelings, worthiness, fears, hopes and worries, as well as the capabilities of understanding and courage in the face of disaster. He or she deserves full respect. "Ten Years of Rape," "Green Door of Racism," "Save A Sexist and Lose A Patient," and "The Comedy Corner" are true stories about the people who traverse these pages, a few of the curious encounters in my forty-year love affair with helping people - sometimes called the practice of medicine.

Money, A Memoir

Women, Emotions, and Cash

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Author: Liz Perle

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429900814

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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A bold and personal book that digs below the surface of one of society's last taboos-money-and illuminates how women's emotional relationship with it affects every part of their lives Long ago, and not entirely consciously, Liz Perle made a quiet contract with cash: she would do what it took to get it-work hard, marry right-but she didn't want to have to think about it too much. The subject of money had, since childhood, been quietly sidestepped, a shadowy factor whose private influence was impolite to discuss. This deliberate denial eventually exacted its price, however, when a sudden divorce left Perle with no home, no job, and a four-year-old with a box of toys. She realized she could no longer afford to leave her murky and fraught relationship with money unexamined. What Perle discovered as she reassembled her life was that almost every woman she knew also subscribed to this strange and emotional code of discretion-even though it laced through their relationships with their parents, lovers, husbands, children, friends, co-workers, and communities. Women who were all too willing to tell each other about their deepest secrets or sexual assets still kept mum when it came to their financial ones. In Money, A Memoir, Perle attempts to break this silence, adding her own story to the anecdotes and insights of psychologists, researchers, and more than 200 "ordinary" women. It turned out that when money was the topic, most women needed permission to talk. The result is an insightful, unflinching look at the once subtle and commanding influence of money on our every relationship.

A Time to Keep: a Memoir

A Memoir

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Author: Richard J. J. O’Connor

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469134837

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 191

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This memoir describes what it was like growing up as the youngest member of a large, boisterous Irish-American family in Massachusetts during the 1940s and 1950s. The author also tells about his experiences as a young naval officer during the Cuban Missile Crisis, his work in international communicable disease control as a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, and later teaching and research involvement at several universities in the development and application of computer-based individualized instruction, and emerging K-12 classroom technologies.

The Memoirs of a Rambling Mind

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Author: Ralph Jr. Wallis

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741420880

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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What does a father leave his children when he has nothing to leave? My life story in a book? I can hear them now, "All we get is this book!"

A Menopausal Memoir

Letters from Another Climate

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Author: Ellen Cole,Esther D Rothblum,Anne C Herrmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317712331

Category: Social Science

Page: 126

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The only extended, first-person narrative about menopause, A Menopausal Memoir: Letters from Another Climate explores the connection between menopause, mourning, and memory through nine fictional letters written to different addressees. The letters explain the author’s own experience of having a hysterectomy (without her permission) during surgery for endometriosis and being thrown into instant menopause. Herrmann expresses her experiences differently in each letter based on the recipient’s gender, sexual identity, and age, revealing the complexities of accepting menopause. Psychotherapists, psychologists, physicians, medical students, academics, and those interested in women’s health and women’s studies will receive insight into one woman’s experience and will learn how our bodies mold our sexual identity and shape many aspects of our lives. Writing these letters from the point of view of a scholar engaged in personal narrative but not in the familiar narrative of a woman married with children, Herrmann examines her journey of loss, recovery, and healing through feminist theory. The letters in A Menopausal Memoir reveal many other issues, including: the relationship between the female body and the meanings attached to it the different ways women tell their stories about difficult experiences negotiating the relationship between growing older and sexual identity the body’s response(s) to the loss of organs that form/inform its history the connection between body, identity, and disease A highly personal, yet theoretical, approach to the experience of menopause, A Menopausal Memoir explores how changes in the body affect your sexual identity, your relationships, and your feelings as a woman.

From the Memoirs of Lora a Time Gone by

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Author: Lynetta Jordan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418403830

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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From the memoirs of Lora: A Time Gone By, is a family historical novel set in Texas during the 1950's. Like the Chesterfields, the Cartier's dominated the tobacco industry at the turn-of-the-century - they made a mint following the Civil War. From the memoirs of Lora: A Time Gone By, is a family historical novel set in Texas during the 1950's. Like the Chesterfields, the Cartier's dominated the tobacco industry at the turn-of-the-century - they made a mint following the Civil War. In 1956 a brutal murder takes place - Barbara Jourdan, a high fashion New York Model and heir to the Cartier fortune is found brutally murdered in her Texas mansion. Who Killed Barbara? While searching for answers to who murdered her sister, Lora-Lee discovers secrets about the family that frightens her to the core and ends her up in the back alleys of Louisiana's bayou country and into the mystique world of voodoo. Lora-Lee rushes to the ranch where she confronts Grandmother Lora who is the eldest living relative and matriarch of the Cartier clan. Lora-Lee demands Grandmother to tell her what is going on for she can not believe what she found out about their family. She yells out, "...Grandmother are we really Negroes?" Grandmother breaks down and begins unweaving a tale of mystery and intrigue that takes them on a journey into their past dating back to the Civil War. Become captivated in Grandmother Lora's memoirs about her prolific family in Lynetta Jordan's page turning novel, "From the memoirs of Lora; A Time Gone By".