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"And Neither Have I Wings to Fly":

By Thelma Wheatley

The shocking true story of the institutionalization and abuse of children and adults with intellectual and physical handicaps in Canada's oldest provincial institution in Orillia, Ontario. Daisy Lumsden and her family were such victims, along with over ten thousand children, ... Read more

After the Error

By Susan B. McIver & Robin Wyndham

 

Medical errors kill 24,000 Canadians each year, adversely affect hundreds of thousands, and cost close to two billion dollars. Victims of medical errors and their families who speak out often do so at considerable emotional, psychological, and financial expense. But their ... Read more

My Leaky Body

By Julie Devaney

Her weakest moment spawned a crusade for change. Julie Devaney takes on a journey through the health care system as she is diagnosed and treated for ulcerative colitis. In and out of emergency rooms in Vancouver and Toronto, she's poked, prodded, and abandoned to a closet at ... Read more

Take as Directed

By Rhonda Church & Neil MacKinnon

A detailed account of how to navigate Canada's health care system?especially in relation to medication safety?this is a firsthand description of the inner workings of the nation's doctor's offices, pharmacies, hospitals, and more. This definitive resource outlines the current ... Read more

The Woman Who Swallowed Her Cat

By Rob Myers, M.D.

At times humorous and at times terrifying, these unusual case studies of seemingly unbelievable injuries and illnesses have one thing in common: they are all entirely true. Dr. Rob Myers' firsthand medical knowledge allows him to see past thin excuses to uncover the outrageously ... Read more