About My Hair: A Journey to Recovery
by Marcia Reid Marsted, M.P.H. ’88
Capelli d’Angeli Press (Canton, Conn.) 2001
“First I am a photographer. Periodically, I am a cancer patient.” These are the opening lines of Marsted’s book. Following surgery for uterine cancer, chemotherapy was necessary to reduce the possibility of a recurrence. She was told to expect baldness, and as a working artist she decided to record the changes that occurred as a series of photographic self-portraits.
The emphasis in Marsted’s book is on the importance of a positive attitude and a reliance on self-motivation. What had begun as a way of coping became a record of a journey.
The Aging Face: A Systematic Approach
by Ramsey Alsarraf, M.D. ’94, M.P.H., and Calvin M. Johnson Jr., M.D.
W.B. Saunders Co. (New York) 2002
Alsarraf and Johnson present a systematic, comprehensive approach to the management of the aging-face patient. From the initial consultation through the operative procedure to postoperative care and maintenance, they detail how to achieve successful results. Full-color photographs depict the surgical techniques and provide step-by-step instruction. Two CD-ROMs feature full-color video clips of surgical procedures being performed by the authors.
The Book of Jesse: A Story of Youth, Illness, and Medicine
by Michael Rowe, Ph.D., associate clinical professor of sociology in the Department of Psychiatry and co-director of the Yale Program on Poverty, Disability and Urban Health
The Francis Press (Washington, D.C.) 2002
The Book of Jesse tells the story of a young man’s illness and death as seen through the eyes of his father. It also tells a story of parents and children, doctors and patients, and high-technology medicine. Rowe does not flinch at discussing medical miscalculations and mistakes, but avoids sensationalism in his rounded portrayal of life on an intensive care unit. This book will appeal to those who have experienced the death of a loved one, those who are fascinated with both the promise and the peril of high-tech medicine, as well as other medical professionals concerned with the relationships between patients and their doctors.
The Group Therapy of Substance Abuse
edited by David W. Brook, M.D. ’61, and Henry I. Spitz, M.D.
The Haworth Medical Press (New York) 2002
This book bridges the gap between substance abuse treatment and group psychotherapy by presenting expert analyses that address all major schools of thought. You’ll find clinical examples and specific recommendations for treatment techniques, reflecting a variety of viewpoints from the leading clinicians, scholars and teachers in the field.
Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Principles and Practice
edited by Andrés Martin, M.D., associate professor in the Child Study Center and of psychiatry, Lawrence Scahill, M.P.H. ’89, associate professor in the Child Study Center, Dennis S. Charney, HS ’77, and James F. Leckman, M.D., Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry in the Child Study Center and professor of pediatrics
Oxford University Press (New York) 2002
This comprehensive text reviews principles of neurobiology and the major psychiatric illnesses of childhood and presents the major classes of psychiatric drugs, as well as complementary and alternative somatic interventions and naturopathic approaches. The book also discusses broad population-relevant topics such as regulation and policy, pharmacoepidemiology and the importance of sound ethical principles for clinical investigation.
Whispered Prayers: Portraits and Prose of Tibetans in Exile
by Stephen R. Harrison, M.D. ’81
Talisman Press (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 2000
Inspiring narratives combined with 100 exquisite duotone photographs bring to life the inner experiences of Tibetan refugees. These tales of extraordinary journeys are skillfully interwoven with commentaries on the nature of humankind.
A Yale Guide to Careers in Medicine & the Health Professions: Pathways to Medicine in the 21st Century
edited by Robert Donaldson, M.D., former dean and David Paige Smith Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Kathleen Lundgren, M.Div. ’95, and Howard Spiro, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine
Yale University Press (New Haven) 2003
This book will interest anyone pondering a career in medicine or a related health profession and contains the firsthand advice of men and women working in the health field today. They describe how and why they made their career choices and what the journey has been like.
More than 70 medical and health professionals, including physicians, biomedical researchers, nurses, chiropractors, medical sociologists and others represent many viewpoints and speak from different stages of their careers. The distilled wisdom of this group conveys more comprehensively and openly than ever before what it means to choose a career in medicine.