The Treatment of Hypertension: A Story of Myths, Misconceptions, Controversies and Heroics, 2nd ed.
by Marvin Moser, M.D., clinical professor of medicine
Le Jacq Communications (Darien, Conn.) 2002
Moser focuses on the devastating consequences of untreated hypertension. Management of this public health problem has evolved over the past century; hypertension was once considered to have beneficial effects on health since the higher the pressure, the better the circulation. This rudimentary misdiagnosis along with other myths and misconceptions regarding the treatment of hypertension are discussed and debunked by the author.
The Way to Eat: A Six-Step Path to Lifelong Weight Control
by David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H. ’93, associate clinical professor of public health and medicine, and Maura Gonzalez, M.S., R.D.
Sourcebooks Trade (Naperville, Ill.) 2002
This book offers a comprehensive overview of food and diets, beginning with a guide to nutritional basics and what people need to eat vs. what they may want to eat. While not offering a specific diet plan, the book provides practical tips and persuasive reasons for changing eating habits.
Captive of Libby Prison
by Stewart J. Petrie, M.D., HS ’55
Pentland Press Inc. (Raleigh, N.C.) 2002
Petrie has captured a side of the Civil War that is not often portrayed: a personal perspective. Fighting for the Union Army during the Civil War, Charles Robinson—Petrie’s great-great-uncle—wrote home frequently to friends and family describing the battle being fought around him. He and the other men in his regiment were captured by Confederate soldiers and held in the notorious Libby Prison. These personal accounts describe a far different war than the one often portrayed by military strategists.
Genetics for Pulmonologists: The Molecular Genetic Basis of Pulmonary Diseases
by Jordan Prutkin, M.D. ’02, Joel Moss, M.D., and Eli Hatchwell, series editor
Remedica Publishing (Lincolnshire, Ill.) 2002
Genetics for Pulmonologists provides an overview of lung diseases whose genetic defect has been defined as of June 2001. It is an easy-to-use manual with concise reviews of genetic diseases that a pulmonologist might encounter.
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Overcoming Reading Problems at Any Level
by Sally Shaywitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and in the Child Study Center
Alfred A. Knopf (New York) 2003
This comprehensive book helps us understand, identify and overcome the reading problems that plague American children. Shaywitz’s book corrects such popular myths as the beliefs that dyslexia is primarily a male problem, that children with dyslexia see words backwards and that dyslexia is linked to intelligence. She shows that although dyslexia cannot be outgrown, its effects can be overcome with careful planning and hard work.
Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy
edited by William H. Sledge, M.D., FW ’75, professor of psychiatry, and Michel Hersen, M.D.
Academic Press (San Diego, Calif.) 2002
This two-volume set covers the major psychotherapies currently in practice as well as the classical approaches that laid the foundation for the various contemporary treatment approaches. In addition, it identifies the scientific studies conducted on the efficacy of the therapies and reviews the theoretical basis of each therapy.
Chromosomal Instability and Aging: Basic Science and Clinical Implications
edited by Fuki M. Hisama, M.D., HS ’92, assistant professor of neurology, Sherman M. Weissman, M.D., Sterling Professor of Genetics and professor of medicine, and George M. Martin, M.D.
Marcel Dekker Inc. (New York) 2003
Understanding the biological basis of aging is increasingly important as we anticipate the impact that a rapidly growing older population will have on the medical and social landscape. This book provides readers with background information on the biology of aging and the genetic alterations and epigenetic remodeling that occur with normative aging. It brings together expert reviews on the cellular and molecular bases of chromosomal instability and aging in human diseases and animal models, cellular senescence, telomeric regulations and oxidative stress.