Accessible Connecticut: A Guide to Recreation for Children with Disabilities and Their Families
by Nora Ellen Groce, Ph.D., associate professor of public health and anthropology, Lawrence C. Kaplan, M.D., and Josiah David Kaplan
Yale University Press (New Haven) 2001
This guide helps parents of children with disabilities plan family outings in Connecticut that are stimulating and fun. Intended for parents of youngsters who use wheelchairs or who have visual, hearing or mental impairments, the book presents places throughout the state that are easily accessible and reasonably priced and that require little or no prior planning. For each place or activity the authors list location, directions, phone numbers, Web information, hours, admission fees, a brief description and an assessment of accessibility by type of disability.
Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale, revised edition
by Dan A. Oren, M.D. ’84, HS ’88, associate professor of psychiatry
Yale University Press (New Haven) 2001
Using archival records and interviews, Oren, a Yale graduate now at the medical school, has produced a thoroughly researched account of the Jewish experience at Yale from the first Jewish graduate in 1809 to the present. Not only does he chronicle the history of Jews at Yale, but he compares it with the experiences of other minorities at Yale as well as the saga of Jews at other elite schools. The discriminatory quota system and other problems that Jews in American higher education faced during much of the 20th century are well documented.
An Elementary Textbook of Ayurveda: Medicine with a Six Thousand Year Old Tradition
by Frank John Ninivaggi, M.D., assistant clinical professor in the Child Study Center
International Universities Press Inc. (Madison, Conn.) 2001
The author presents the first scholarly description of the origins, development and theories of Ayurveda (Sanskrit for life wisdom), a traditional Hindu system of medicine. One of the oldest extant organized bodies of medical knowledge, Ayurveda is emerging as a leader in the field of complementary medicine. The concept of the person as a bio-psychospiritual, integrated field, who is in responsive, dynamic interaction with other persons as well as with nature, is introduced, and its implications for health and disease are explored.
On the Other Side: African Americans Tell of Healing
by Alita Anderson, M.D. ’01
Westminster John Knox Press (Louisville, Ky.) 2001
On the Other Side is a collection of oral narratives and original artwork by the author that presents the story of a diverse group of speakers who have one thing in common—a profound experience with the power of healing. The narratives are woven together with the verses of African-American spirituals that punctuate each story.
How to Keep Your Husband Alive: An Empowerment Guide for Women Who Care about Their Man’s Health
by Siegfried J. Kra, M.D., associate clinical professor of medicine
Lebhar-Friedman Books (New York) 2002
In a new approach to men’s health, Kra explores the manner in which women can help to prolong the life span of their mate. Kra encourages women to develop simple communication techniques for nudging their man to seek medical attention when warning signs such as fatigue, weight gain or loss and changes in breathing patterns and alcohol use are evident. In clear and direct language, Kra offers a guide for women to the appropriate questions to ask and the relevant tests to request once their mate has scheduled that first appointment.
Primer on International Health
by Robert W. Buckingham, M.D., Dr.P.H. ’78
Benjamin Cummings (San Francisco) 2000
This book addresses the process of sharing knowledge of international health among colleagues and students, a process that becomes more important as commerce and international travel accelerate both the globalization of human life and the pace of human and disease interactions. Buckingham and his co-contributors cover issues including global environmental health, primary care, malnutrition, maternal and child health, comparative national health care systems, epidemiology and the future of international health.
Ground Beetles of Connecticut (Coleoptera: Carabidae, excluding Cicindelini): An Annotated Checklist
by William L. Krinsky, M.D. ’71, and Michael K. Oliver, Ph.D. ’84
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (Hartford, Conn.) 2001
With the information presented in this book on their occurrence and distribution, carabids become the best-known beetle family in Connecticut in terms of species-level distribution and historical records. The diversity of habitats in which carabids occur and the large number of species that exist provide the basis for the use of this group of beetles as a significant indicator of changes in the environment.