New Books: January 2019

Highlighted titles from the newest additions to the HSL Collection. A full list of new titles can be found online.

Black man in a white coat: a doctor’s reflections on race and medicine, by Damon Tweedy, MD.

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“In riveting, honest prose, Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of most health problems in the black community. These elements take on greater meaning when Tweedy finds himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people. In this powerful, moving, and compassionate book, Tweedy deftly explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care.” — Amazon

WZ100 T971b 2015

Comprehensive addictive behaviors and disorders. Volume 3, Interventions for addiction, editor-in-chief, Peter M. Miller.

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“Interventions for Addiction is one of three volumes encompassing the 2500 page series, Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. In both print and online formats, this series provides the most comprehensive compilation of current knowledge on addictive behaviors and disorders to date. In short, it is the definitive reference work on addictions. Conceptually, the 3 volumes that make up this series, Principles of Addiction, Biological Research on Addiction, and Interventions for Addictions, cover an extensive range of topics including, but not limited to, the nature of addiction, cravings, co-morbidities, types of addictions, behavioral biology, neuroscience, neuroimaging, genetics, neuropharmacology, psychosocial treatments, addiction medications, application of addiction science to practice, public policy, and prevention. With the growing emphasis on translational research, the goal has been to integrate diverse findings into a meaningful conceptualization of all aspects of use and abuse.”– Publisher’s description


Hell & back: wife & mother, doctor & patient, dragon slayer, by Tali Lando Aronoff, MD [NYMC author].

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“A hilariously funny and informative memoir to guide breast cancer patients, their families and friends through the rocky terrain. Dr. Aronoff is the perfect Sherpa.” — Amazon

WP879 A769h 2018

Nazism: an assault on civilization, by Alfred E. Smith, Dorothy Thompson, Ludwig Lore [et al.].


“This work reflects views held by scholars, activists and journalists during the occupation of Nazi Germany to warn the American people about its insidious nature”– NYMC Librarian

DD253 N335 1934

African-American men’s health, by Professor Valiere Alcena, MD [NYMC Author].

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Self-published textbook on the conditions that affect the African-American male population.” — NYMC Librarian

WA300 A351a 2017