Clinical Urography, 2nd Ed.
edited by Bruce L. McClennan, M.D., professor and chair of diagnostic radiology, and Howard M. Pollack; W.B. Saunders (Philadelphia), 2000.
This book is the standard textbook in genito-urinary radiology, a compilation of modern day imaging and intervention, and has been the reference book of choice for urologists and radiologists.
Fragile Success: Ten Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood, 2nd Ed.
by Virginia Walker Sperry, M.A., research affiliate in the Child Study Center, and the late Sally Provence; Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. (Baltimore), 2001.
For more than three decades, Sperry meticulously traced test results, experiences, social habits, family life, and work arrangements of 10 individuals with autism. Her book offers a unique child-to-adulthood look at autism—a severe developmental disorder characterized by social withdrawal and an inability to relate to others—and is an invaluable source of support to parents.
International Public Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems, and Policies
edited by Michael H. Merson, M.D., dean and professor of public health, Robert E. Black and Anne J. Mills; Aspen Publishers Inc. (Gaithersburg, Md.), 2001.
By emphasizing diseases, programs, health systems, and health policies, this textbook helps students understand the scope and depth of challenges of global public health issues and the various approaches nations adopt to deal with them.
Leonardo da Vinci
by Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D. ’55, HS ’61, clinical professor of surgery; Lipper/ Viking (New York), 2000.
Being a physician, Nuland is particularly interested in Leonardo’s pioneering anatomical dissections and drawings. In this book, he completes his 20-year quest to understand an unlettered man who was painter, architect, engineer, philosopher, mathematician and scientist.
Nutrition in Clinical Practice: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Manual for the Practitioner
by David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H. ’93, associate clinical professor of public health; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Philadelphia), 2000.
Comprehensive and sufficiently detailed to be of value to nutritionists, dietitians and clinical specialists, the book is intended to serve as the one nutrition reference non-specialists can rely on to answer almost all of the questions that come up in clinical practice. It is designed to help bring a consistent and meaningful dialogue about the role of nutrition in disease prevention and health promotion into the doctor-patient relationship.
PC, M.D.: How Political Correctness is Corrupting Medicine
by Sally Satel, M.D., HS ’88; Basic Books (New York), 2000.
Satel shows how political correctness has infected the world of medicine and public health—with results that may actually threaten everybody’s well-being. She begins by describing the presumption of some health professionals that because the sickest people in society are also disproportionately the poorest, the practice of medicine must address matters of social justice. She feels this has led to the diversion of resources away from what the medical profession does best—the treatment and prevention of injury and disease.
Physician: The Life of Paul Beeson
by Richard Rapport, M.D.; Barricade Books (New York), 2001.
No contemporary figure has had more influence on the way Western-trained doctors practice medicine than Paul Beeson. One of the founders of the discipline of infectious disease, Beeson discovered the first vital class of cellular proteins now called cytokines. He was chair of medicine at Yale from 1952 to 1965 and has been celebrated by dozens of awards, including the naming of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Medical Service in his honor. Medical students, house officers and doctors around the world recognize Beeson as a model for the ideals of medicine.
by James J. Fischer, M.D., Ph.D., HS ’65, chair and Robert E. Hunter Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Word Association Publishers (Tarentum, Penn.), 2000.
Fischer is a cancer specialist and marathon runner who has written a tale of mystery and deception based on a discovery made in his own medical laboratory. This finding, developed to treat cancerous tumors, is so sophisticated that it makes blood doping seem primitive. The novel focuses on a fictional marathoner and his realization that his main rivals are illegally enhancing their performance.