New Books: August 2017

Highlighted titles from the newest additions to the HSL Collection. You can find the print 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 print items, by the lounge area.

A 1st Book on ECGs-2014 : For Beginning and Novice Interpreters – and Others Who Just Want to Know, by Ken Grauer

Cover image“Introduces the reader to the history of the ECG – the basic components of ECG interpretation, including assessment of Rate – Rhythm – Intervals – Axis – Hypertrophy and – Ischemia/Infarction (= QRST Changes) – and presents a Systematic Approach to interpretation that provides a checklist to the essential components that should be assessed by all medical providers, whatever their level of training. [The] expanded ePub edition contains everything in the hard copy book – plus – more detailed explanations and interpretations of tracings – an Addendum (on bundle branch block) – plus an expanded Glossary and more comprehensive ECG Crib Sheet.” — Amazon


An introduction to statistical methods & data analysis, by R. Lyman Ott and Michael Longnecker

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“Provides a broad overview of statistical methods for advanced undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines who have little or no prior course work in statistics. The authors teach students to solve problems encountered in research projects, to make decisions based on data in general settings both within and beyond the university setting, and to become critical readers of statistical analyses in research papers and news reports..” — Amazon

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Medical ethics for the boards, by Conrad Fischer

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“Ethics questions are included in Steps 1 and 3 of the USMLE, as well as on the American Board of Internal Medicine Examination and other specialty board certification exams. Practical and approachable, Medical Ethics for the Boards provides a concise yet comprehensive review of topics students are most likely to encounter on the test. A chapter of questions and answers provides practice for exam day and helps readers feel prepared.” — Amazon


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Population health science, by Katherine M. Keyes and Sandro Galea

“Formalizes an emerging discipline at the crossroads of social and medical sciences, demography, and economics–an emerging approach to population studies that represents a seismic shift in how traditional health sciences measure and observe health events. Bringing together theories and methods from diverse fields, this text provides grounding in the factors that shape population health..” — B&N

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Translating gene therapy to the clinic : techniques and approaches, edited by Jeffrey Laurence and Michael Franklin

“Follows the recent, much-lauded special issue of Translational Research in emphasizing clinical milestones and critical barriers to further progress in the clinic. This comprehensive text provides a background for understanding the techniques involved in human gene therapy trials, and expands upon the disease-specific situations in which these new approaches currently have the greatest therapeutic application or potential, and those areas most in need of future research..” — Amazon


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Essentials of clinical infectious diseases, by William F. Wright

Cover image“This practical handbook provides readers with a quick but comprehensive overview of the major infectious disease topics and clinical approach to diagnosis and management. Covering the core areas of importance to students, residents, fellows, and practitioners in any discipline, the book presents a systematic method for understanding basic mechanisms, establishing a diagnosis, and implementing appropriate treatment for commonly encountered problems.” — Amazon


Grunt : the curious science of humans at war, by Mary Roach

“Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier’s most challenging adversaries―panic, exhaustion, heat, noise―and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper. She visits a repurposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds.” — Amazon


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