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Doctors & Nurses

A lot of us might not be here if it weren't for the medical professionals who study blood and guts and bacteria. That doesn't mean most of us have any desire to study those things ourselves—but we might like to read about the kind of people who do. The crazy thing about many of the doctors and nurses who end up with biographies chronicling their lives and adventures is how selfless they often were.

Medical work can be unsettling, gross, scary, and sad. It's rarely pleasant. For every success story there are a dozen failures, a dozen instances in which medicine and surgery couldn't save a life. Even today, with medical technology more advanced than doctors two or three generations ago could have imagined, failures prevail.

Men and women willing to endure such constant defeat in less-than-desirable conditions are worth reading about. Many of them have been Christian missionaries, and don't give up because their work is far more than saving bodies. Whatever inspires medical professionals to pursue the kind of careers they do is worth finding out, and these books will help you do just that.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur.Read more of his reviews here.

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Ben Carson
Heroes of History
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from Emerald Books
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Heroes of History (Location: A12-06D)
Ben Carson - Audio Book
Heroes of History
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from Emerald Books
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Heroes of History (Location: A12-06D)
Clara Barton
Heroes of History
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from Emerald Books
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Heroes of History (Location: A12-06D)
Clara Barton
Landmark #58
by Helen Dore Boylston
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Clara Barton - Audio Book
Heroes of History
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from Emerald Books
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Heroes of History (Location: A12-06D)
Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Augusta Stevenson
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: A12-07D)
Combat Nurses of World War II
Landmark #116
by Wyatt Blassingame
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Cup of Cold Water
by Christine Farenhorst
from P&R Publishing
for 4th-6th grades
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
David Livingstone
by C. Silvester Horne
from Christian Liberty Press
Biography for 7th-10th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
David Livingstone
Sowers Series
by John Hudson Tiner
from Mott Media
Biography for 5th-7th grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: A12-07F)
Doctors Who Conquered Yellow Fever
Landmark #78
by Ralph Nading Hill
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Drummer Boy's Battle
TrailBlazer Books
by Dave & Neta Jackson
from Bethany House
for 3rd-7th grade
in Trailblazer Books (Location: A11-01C)
Elizabeth Blackwell: Girl Doctor
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Joanne Landers Henry
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: A12-07D)
Florence Nightingale
Sowers Series
by David Collins
from Mott Media
Biography for 5th-7th grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: A12-07F)
Florence Nightingale
by Laura E. Richards
from Yesterday's Classics
Biography for 6th-9th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: A11-02C)
Florence Nightingale
World Landmark #46
by Ruth Fox Hume
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Galen and the Gateway to Medicine
by Jeanne Bendick
from Bethlehem Books
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Gentle Annie
by Mary Francis Shura
from Scholastic Inc.
Fictionalized Biography for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Gifted Hands
by M.D. Ben Carson
Reprinted from Zondervan
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Klaus-Dieter John
Christian Heroes: Then & Now
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from YWAM Publishing
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Christian Heroes: Then and Now (Location: A12-06E)
Louis Pasteur
Sowers Series
by John Hudson Tiner
from Mott Media
Biography for 7th-9th grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: A12-07F)
Medical Corps Heroes of World War II
Landmark #120
by Wyatt Blassingame
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Midwife, The
by Jennifer Worth
from Penguin Putnam
for Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Soldier Doctor
by Clara Ingram Judson
from Charles Scribner's Sons
for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Story of Albert Schweitzer
World Landmark #33
by Anita Daniel
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Story of Edith Cavell
Signature Books #47
by Iris Vinton
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-8th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: A10-04F)
Uncommon Traveler
by Don Brown
from Houghton Mifflin
for Preschool-3rd Grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
We Were There with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea
We Were There #21
by Robert N. Webb
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in We Were There Series (Location: A10-04G)