New Books: June 2017

Highlighted titles from the newest additions to the HSL Collection. You can find these on the shelf, to the right, when entering the library. A full list of new titles can be found here or check the New Books shelf, for all new items, by the lounge area.

Let me heal : the opportunity to preserve excellence in American medicine

 “In Let Me Heal, prize-winning author Kenneth M. Ludmerer provides the first-ever account of the residency system for training doctors in the United States. He traces its development from its nineteenth-century roots through its present-day struggles to cope with new, bureaucratic work-hour regulations for house officers and, more important, to preserve excellence in medical training amid a highly commercialized health care system.” — Amazon

W20 L945L 2015

Rigor mortis : how sloppy science creates worthless cures, crushes hopes, and wastes billions

“Named by Amazon as one of the ‘Best Nonfiction Books of the Month.’

An award-winning science journalist pulls the alarm on the dysfunction plaguing scientific research–with lethal consequences for us all.” — Amazon

W50 H315r 2017

The case against sugar

“From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.” — Amazon

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WK818 T38 2016

Complications : a surgeon’s notes on an imperfect science

“This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human. Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from the scalpels edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur and why good surgeons go bad.” — Amazon

HSL Librarian Review

WO100 G284c 2002

When breath becomes air

“Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.” — Amazon

HSL Librarian Review

WZ100 K14w 2016

Maimonides for Moderns

“This book aims to construct a contemporary Jewish philosophy that accounts for virtue ethics or, rather, to give Jewish virtue ethics a contemporary language for its expression. Ira Bedzow (NYMC Author) draws significantly on the work of Moses Maimonides and his religio-philosophical explanation of Jewish ethics.” — Amazon

WZ100 M223 2008

A personal history of nuclear medicine

“A Personal History of Nuclear Medicine is an account of how nuclear medicine developed, and its basic philosophy in the past, present and future. The book outlines the history of the development of nuclear medicine as experienced by the author and describes the hurdles that nuclear medicine has had to face, in view of the perception of risk of radiation.” — Amazon

WZ100 W133p 2006

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