Chiropractic: The Greatest Hoax of the Century? The Whole Truth, 2nd ed.
by Ludmil A. Chotkowski, M.D. ’42
New England Novelty Books (Kensington, Conn.) 2002
This book proposes that the practice of chiropractic is a false health care procedure that has flourished unchallenged over the past century. Chotkowski contends that there is no scientific validity to the chiropractic theory of a vertebral body subluxation and that chiropractic cannot cure disease or promote wellness in any way.
Raising Stable Kids in an Unstable World: A Physician’s Guide to Dealing with Childhood Stress
by David R. Marks, M.D. ’89
Health Communications (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) 2002
This book can help parents help their children cope with the stresses they will face in their daily lives, from the aftermath of September 11 to the challenges of everyday events and activities.
Marks says some of the stresses are obvious and dramatic and are clearly a product of the “new world disorder,” and others are more subtle and a result of the pressures parents place on their children, including an overload of activities and excessive pressure to succeed.
Marks shows how many stress-related disorders can be avoided and treated without medication. He offers suggestions for exercise, expression, breathing, visualization and meditation.
The Medical Interview: Mastering Skills for Clinical Practice, 4th ed.
by John Coulehan, M.D., and Marian R. Block, M.D. ’71
F.A. Davis Company (Philadelphia) 2001
This text for students in physician, nurse practitioner and physician assistant training programs focuses on interactive skills as tools for gathering data objectively and precisely and for building relationships with patients. Real clinician-patient dialogues, both exemplary and flawed, are demonstrated.
The authors present topics such as alternative medicine, malpractice prevention, conveying bad news, interviewing adolescents, spirituality and cultural sensitivity.
The Grundilini: From the Chronicles of Audelae
by Benjamin R. Doolittle, M.Div. ’94, M.D. ’97
New Canaan Publishing Company (New Canaan, Conn.) 2002
The Grundilini is a fantasy novel for young-adult readers (ages 9 to 13) in the tradition of C.S. Lewis.
Audelae, the young leader of her people, must rely on her cunning and bravery to overcome a more powerful foe and reclaim her people’s most cherished possession. She seeks her magic flower, which has been stolen by the Grundilini—the most wicked mercenaries in the land. In facing up to the Grundilini, Audelae and her crew must make choices that test their human values and their very understanding of self.
Clinical Epidemiology & Evidence-Based Medicine: Fundamental Principles of Clinical Reasoning & Research
by David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H. ’93, associate clinical professor of public health and medicine, Laura Greci, M.D., and Haq Nawaz, M.D., M.P.H., clinical instructor in medicine and lecturer in public health
Sage Publications (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) 2001
If a patient is older or younger, or sicker or healthier, taller or shorter than—or simply different from—the subjects of a study, do the results pertain?
This book is a resource for all health care workers involved in applying evidence to the care of their patients. Using clinical examples and citing liberally from the peer-reviewed literature, the book shows how statistical principles can improve medical decisions. Plus, as Katz shows how probability, risk and alternatives are fundamental considerations in all clinical decisions, he demonstrates the intuitive basis for using clinical epidemiology as a science underlying medical decisions.
Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D. ’74, former professor of psychiatry and epidemiology, John C. Markowitz, M.D., and the late Gerald L. Klerman, M.D.
Basic Books (New York) 2000
This reference consolidates the art and research behind a treatment developed in the 1970s for depression. Applied now to disorders of behavior and personality as well as mood and adapted to new formats, interpersonal psychotherapy is presented as an empirically validated, time-limited and replicable treatment with rationales, techniques and case examples.
The Yale Child Study Center Guide to Understanding Your Child: Healthy Development From Birth to Adolescence
by Linda C. Mayes, M.D., the Arnold Gesell Associate Professor of Child Development in the Child Study Center and associate professor of pediatrics and psychology, and the late Donald J. Cohen, M.D., the Sterling Professor of Child Psychiatry, with John E. Schowalter, M.D., and Richard H. Granger, M.D.
Little Brown and Co. (Boston, New York, London) 2002
Focusing exclusively on developmental issues, the work of psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, social workers and educators at the School of Medicine’s Child Study Center has been compiled in this comprehensive reference guide for every family bookshelf. This book covers everything from preparing for the birth of your first child to understanding different learning styles, from toilet training to learning disabilities, from sexuality to substance abuse.