Madame Restell, by Jennifer Wright

Staff Pick

Wright's eye-opening biography is essential to understanding the history of women's health and abortion in the U.S. Arriving in this country from Britain in 1831 with her alcoholic husband, Ann Trow Lohman (1812-1878) was widowed two years later and struggled to survive as a single mother, seamstress, and midwife. With support from her second husband, a free thinker, she offered services as a female physician from the couple's New York City brownstone, and as Madame Restell became an outspoken advocate for women's reproductive rights. Yet despite her eloquence, clinical expertise, and passion, she's been largely written out of the record--an error Wright's compelling book corrects.



Madame Restell: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Old New York’s Most Fabulous, Fearless, and Infamous Abortionist By Jennifer Wright Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306826795
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Published: Hachette Books - February 28th, 2023

Blood Money, by Kathleen McLaughlin

Staff Pick

Kathleen McLaughlin has a chronic health condition requiring regular plasma infusions. But where does the "liquid gold" that saves her life come from? Her deep and detailed reporting reveals an industry that can only be called vampiric: it preys on the poor, luring the most vulnerable with cash incentives,which many plasma donors need to make ends meet--unwittingly feeding the monster. This shocking book blows the lid off the relationship between poverty, capitalism, and health care.


Blood Money: The Story of Life, Death, and Profit Inside America's Blood Industry By Kathleen McLaughlin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982171964
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - February 28th, 2023

Walk Through Fire, by Yasmine S. Ali

Staff Pick

In February 1978, a train derailment and gas explosion nearly destroyed the tiny town of Waverly, Tennessee. Yasmine Ali, whose parents were the emergency doctors triaging the unimaginable injuries at Waverly's small hospital, describes in up-close and personal detail how this train trauma rewrote America's rail safety protocols, emergency response systems, and rural health care delivery. Her book makes it crystal clear why investing in infrastructure matters.

Walk through Fire: The Train Disaster that Changed America By Yasmine Ali Cover Image
ISBN: 9780806542188
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Published: Citadel - February 21st, 2023