Telephone Medicine: A Guide for the Practicing Physician
edited by Anna B. Reisman, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, and David L. Stevens, M.D.
American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, (Philadelphia) 2002
Designed to focus on reacting to calls from patients, the book is specifically developed for internists but is applicable to other primary care physicians. It covers medicolegal considerations and the challenges of the telephone interview. A clinical section of the book provides evidence-based guidance for the management of 13 common medical problems over the phone. The book also offers guidance on incorporating telephone medicine in the workplace and includes a teaching curriculum.
The Quest for Drug Control: Politics and Federal Policy in a Period of Increasing Substance Abuse, 1963-1981
by David F. Musto, M.D., HS ’67, professor in the Child Study Center and professor of psychiatry and the history of medicine, and Pamela Korsmeyer, former research associate in the Child Study Center
Yale University Press (New Haven) 2002
Between 1963 and 1981 various administrations attempted to deal with a rising tide of illicit drug use that was unprecedented in U.S. history. This book provides a close look at the politics and bureaucracy of drug-control policy during those years, showing how they changed under presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Carter and how much current federal drug-control policies owe to those earlier efforts.
Musto and Korsmeyer base this analysis on a unique collection of 5,000 pages of White House documents from the period, all of which are included on a searchable CD-ROM that accompanies the book. These documents reveal the intense debates that took place over drug policy. This investigation into the decision-making processes that shaped past drug-control efforts in the United States provides essential background for evaluating future approaches to the drug problem.
by Albert Rothenberg, M.D., HS ’60, former clinical professor of psychiatry
York Press Ltd., (Toronto) 2001
A knife is plunged into a famous huge red painting named Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, and Blue? and a mysterious tale of creation and destructiveness unfolds. Morris, an alcoholic artist, his biographer wife, Marica, and a young idealist named Charles are all caught up in the meaning and purpose of the slashing, the real and created worlds of color and betrayal.
Be Your Own Mentor: Strategies From Top Women on the Secrets of Success
by Sheila Wellington, M.P.H. ’68, Betty Spence and Catalyst
Random House, (New York) 2001
All of us, from birth onward, learn by emulating others. Yet when it comes to our professional lives, we often forget that what we see, we imitate and what we imitate, we become. This is obviously a positive thing for those who have found successful, encouraging mentors in their fields, but finding those mentors is still much easier for men than for women. In Be Your Own Mentor, Wellington seeks to provide women not only with advice on locating appropriate mentors, but also with the tools to mentor themselves and the opinions, advice and encouragement of women leaders worth emulating.
Powered Instrumentation in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
by Eiji Yanagisawa, M.D., HS ’59, clinical professor of otolaryngology, Dewey A. Christmas Jr., M.D. ’65, HS ’70, and Joseph P. Mirante, M.D.
Singular, Thomson Learning (San Diego) 2001
Atlas of Rhinoscopy: Endoscopic Sinonasal Anatomy & Pathology
by Eiji Yanagisawa
Singular, Thomson Learning, 2000
These two recent books by Yanagisawa and colleagues vary in scope from the highly specific to the comprehensive. Powered Instrumentation in Otolaryngology provides details on mucosal preservation through powered instrumentation for such procedures as sinusotomy, polypectomy, anstrostomy, rhinoplasty and liposuction. Also mentioned are the best approaches to rapid healing using this technique for power dissection in the sinuses, nose, larynx and at the skull base, as well as facial plastic surgery. Atlas of Rhinoscopy is a full-color volume of outstanding photography detailing endoscopic sinonasal anatomy, pathology and surgery. It also illustrates the techniques of rhinoscopy, sinoscopy and nasopharyngoscopy. Yanagisawa includes useful clinical cases that illustrate the application of knowledge to real-life experiences, and covers new surgical techniques such as powered instrumentation and computer-aided endoscopic sinonasal surgery.
A Primer of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for the Borderline Patient
by Frank E. Yeomans, M.D. ’81, John F. Clarkin and Otto F. Kernberg
Jason Aronson (Northvale, N.J.) 2002
Transference-Focused Therapy (TFP) is a psychodynamic treatment designed especially for borderline patients. This book provides a concise and comprehensive introduction to TFP that will be useful to both experienced clinicians and students of psychotherapy. TFP has its roots in object relations and it emphasizes that transference is the key to understanding and producing change.