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In 2012 I sent around the Medicine Chest III see http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/482978, 2013 saw Medicine Chest IV, see http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/496492. What about 2015? Well, how about Medicine Chaest V?

I have a whole shelf ready to go out.
Here are the parameters, shamelessly copied from JudySlump612's original box

This box would include:
- Books set in hospitals, clinics, other treatment centers
- Characters involved in medical research, diagnosis, treatment
- Plots involving medical issues
- Histories of research, illnesses, treatment

Expanding that,I'm interpreting "Medicine" quite broadly. Veterinarians? Excellent! Galactic hospitals, like James White's Sector General? Terrific! Narratives of case studies, like Oliver Sacks or Berton Roueche? Absolutely! Discussions of those thorny issues? Great, as long as they're balanced and not trying to proselytize one view only.

[ETA: please post here when you get the box, and send it off. Thanks!]

As before, this is a varied fiction and non-fiction box.
It'll be ready to go as soon as I finish Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre. (100 pages left).

Preliminary order:
heartthumper --
Azuki --Box Here
Hypen8
GoryDetails
NancyNova
eponine38
debnance
Readertoo

 

Woohoo! Count me in!

 

wingAzukiwing 4 yrs ago
Yay!!
I was worried we'll never see the next round. Thanks again for offering!!

 

Gotta look when I get home and see what I've got...but probably. :)

 

Here are just a few in the box so far....

Biographies:
McCrum, Robert. My Year Off: Recovering Life After a Stroke http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13109386

NonFiction:
Farmer, Paul. Haiti After the Earthquake http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12626048/
Hayes, Bill. The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray's Anatomy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13026275/

Case Studies:
Albert, Alexa. Brothel: Mustang Ranch and Its Women. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13026264/
Crosby, Molly Caldwell. Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13044690/
Sulik, Gayle S. Pink Ribbon Blues http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11969541/

Fiction:
Lethem, Jonathan. Motherless Brooklyn http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12958180/
Powers, Richard. The Echo Maker. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13110472

 

but don't know how many I'll have read in time. Oh well, sign me up anyway! :-)

 

But..I'd prefer not to be too close to the beginning, please. It doesn't have to be the end, but most of what I have is still TBR. Gotta shuffle things around and start reading medical-ish instead of YA (box enroute to me), LGBTQ (box - I think I'm up next), states (challenge), and countries (challenge). :p

Thanks for the preview: I see one of my TBRs on that list so I won't plan on putting in that one.

 

Then I'll probably be hooked!

 

Here's the preliminary line-up, eclectic mix as usual.

Biographies:
Alcott, Louisa May. Hospital Sketches. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12307585/
Fox, Michael J. Always Looking Up. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12934220/
McCrum, Robert. My Year Off: Recovering Life After a Stroke http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13109386
Sheilds, Brooke. Down Came the Rain. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13125217

NonFiction:
Farmer, Paul. Haiti After the Earthquake http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12626048/
Gawande, Atul. Complications. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12836008/
Gawande, Atul. Better. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12626038/
Goldacre, Ben. Bad Pharma http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13026285/
Hayes, Bill. The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray's Anatomy http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13026275/

Case Studies:
Albert, Alexa. Brothel: Mustang Ranch and Its Women.http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13026264/
Crosby, Molly Caldwell. Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13044690/
Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5971986/
Fink, Sherri. Five Days at Memorial. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12282891/
Sulik, Gayle S. Pink Ribbon Blues http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11969541/

Fiction:
Brooks, Geraldine. Year of Wonders. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12760289/
Durcan, Liam. Garcia's Heart. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13121723
Havill, Steven F. A Race for the Dying. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12954249/
Lethem, Jonathan. Motherless Brooklyn http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12958180/
Powers, Richard. The Echo Maker. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13110472

YA/Scicce Fiction/Mystery/Thriller
Bujold, Lois McMaster. Young Miles http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12626052/
Cushman, Karen. The Midwife's Apprentice. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13120376/
Lippman, Laura. The Girl in the Green Raincoat. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13026284/
Paretsky, Sara. Bitter Medicine. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13120405/
Rogers, Jane. The Testament of Jessie Lamb. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13123347

 

and she added a link to this forum, so here I am signing up!

Now, I'll need to look through the availables stash and earmark what will actually go into the box when it gets to me.

 

And I've put a preliminary list at the top of the thread

heartthumper
Azuki
Hypen8
GoryDetails
NancyNova
eponine38

Some good reading in here!

 

Box is travelling, dc 9549 0110 8993 5045 4195 03

Here is a link to the contents, don't peek if you want to be surprised!
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12217873#23626716

Please keep the box 2 weeks (PM if you need it longer).The box is a little heavy, so feel free to take an extra book if you have a mind.

 

If it isn't too late, I'd love to join in.

 

If it isn't too late, I'd love to join in.

Welcome! I've added you to the list.

 

Brought the snow with it. I have already started making my choices. Messaging Azuki.

 

Sent today!

 

Sent today!


Must. Read. Faster.
!

:)

 

Sent today!


Must. Read. Faster.
!

:)


Ditto!

 

I would love to join! I am in Texas

 

I would love to join! I am in Texas

I've added you to the list!

 

Hopefully warmer weather there.

 

Oh this sounds fun! Can I still get in on it?

 

wingAzukiwing 4 yrs ago
box status
9549011088625106522020

Box sent 4/16, but I suppose from Florida to Hawaii is a pretty long distance for the box to go within the U.S.?

 

9549011088625106522020

Box sent 4/16, but I suppose from Florida to Hawaii is a pretty long distance for the box to go within the U.S.?


Media mail to & from Hawaii routinely takes about 3 weeks. I think they put it on a boat, and it must get unloaded last. There's usually no update for a while between the West Coast & Hawaii. (This is the norm - with no dockworker labor issues, although that seems to have settled down now.)

 

Things are sorta crazy here right now, but I'll get the box moving again as soon as I can. I'm hunting for a replacement box, because the current one, while still intact, has gotten a bit squashy. (Not wet, just soft.)

Also, my normal get-packages-to-the PO system is currently out of commission, so I might have to wait until Saturday.

 

Life has been a bit disrupted for the past 6+ weeks. I'll get the box back out this week for sure.

 

winghyphen8wing 4 yrs ago
Box away!
Mailed 5/20 to GoryDetails.

ETA 6/10/15 (apparently books don't swim very fast)
Tracking # 9549 0104 3302 5140 1407 68

 

(apparently books don't swim very fast)

That's because the dolphins keep borrowing the books! Can't you just hear the high pitched squeals 'Just one more chapter!!'

 

(apparently books don't swim very fast)

That's because the dolphins keep borrowing the books! Can't you just hear the high pitched squeals 'Just one more chapter!!'


Is *that* what it means?! Thanks for the translation; I'm afraid I don't speak dolphin. :p

 

The box arrived today after a nice long sea voyage (or at least I assume that's where it was) - and, with exquisite timing, it makes the third bookbox I've received in the last three days. Ain't it always the way? {grin} [Update: Turns out I've been asked to hold the box for a little longer than I usually do, due to vacation plans; it'll move out within the allowed 2 weeks, but everyone else in the list will have a little more time to catch up on their medicine-themed reading!]

 

I mailed the box today; hope it travels safely! The tracking info, and my selections, are in the bookbox journal's JE ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12217873 ); if you'd rather be surprised, don't click!

 

I mailed the box today; hope it travels safely! The tracking info, and my selections, are in the bookbox journal's JE ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12217873 ); if you'd rather be surprised, don't click!


I'm back home and ready!!

 

The box arrived in record time & was held at the postoffice. The postmistress wheeled it out of the back for me.

So many choices! PM'g eponine38 to check readiness and address. Hope to get this back out by the weekend.

 

Sorry I forgot to post here when I received it.

 

Sorry I forgot to ask in the original post that people update here! I'm off to correct that, thanks.

 

to Debnance. Tracking #9549012445345234046066.

Thanks for your patience!

 

Arrived and I'm currently browsing. Crossing my fingers that I can find more than three replacements...so many more that I want to take out.

 

The Medicine Chest Book Box arrived yesterday. I am trying to decide what to take out. It looks like I am the last one on the list. I'm guessing that means it will go back to quiet orchid. If so could you PM me your mailing address? Thanks!

 

I will be taking out Hurry Down Sunshine by: Michael Greenburg and adding Heaven Is For Real then sending it back to quietorchid. It was sent on it's way at the post office this morning. Happy travels!

 

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