The list author says: "Want to inspire a young person to pursue a career in medicine? Want to encourage a pre-med student in college? Maybe you just need some good reading material for your doctor's office for patients and their famillies. Maybe you just want help learning more about your own family's medical issues. These books vary in their target audiences from pre-school children to physicians in practice. May you be blessed by this information."
"Biography of the hardworking lab assistant who could not afford to attend college, but became so exquisitely skilled medically, that he ended up teaching surgery residents at Johns Hopkins. Hopkins gave Thomas an honorary M.D. degree."
"A poor father dreamed of seeing all six of his daughters become doctors; his wisdom & guidance gave his girls the strength to keep striving; each daughter transcended race, color, & gender to fulfill the promise of the American Dream. A must read for high school and college students interested in a career in medicine."
"Larimer Mellon leaves a life of luxury to become a medical student. On a personal mission to help the poorest people he can find, Dr. Mellon and his wife Gwen Grant Mellon build and run a hospital in rural Haiti with amazing results."
"Read the reviews because some parents are deeply offended by this book. For other parents, it's just the right mix of light-heartedness and age-appropriate language to begin the discussion of reproduction in the marital context with your kids."
"Basic health begins with meeting the needs of food and shelter. This book discusses the placement of over 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children in homes throughout the Midwest from 1854 to 1929 by recounting the story of one boy and his brothers."