Advanced Writing on Natural Sciences and Technology
Bibliography of Books on the Science and Ethics of Medicine
- Abramson, John. Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine. NY: HarperCollins, 2004.
- Adler, Michael. ABC of AIDS. London: BMJ Publishing,
- Allen, A. Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's
Greatest Lifesavers. NY: Norton, 2007.
- Anderson, Ronald M. "Revising the Behavioral Model and Access to Medical Care: Does it Matter?", Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 36:1 (1995):1-10.
- Andren, K. G. and U. Rosenqvist. "Heavy Users of an Emergency Department: Psychosocial and Medical Characteristics, Other Health Care Contacts, and the Effect of a Hospital Social Worker Intervention," Social Science Medical Journal, 21:7 (1985):761-70.
- Angell, Marcia. The Truth About the Drug Companies: How they Deceive Us and What to Do About It. NY: Random House, 2005.
- --------------. "The Body Hunters",
New York Review of Books, 52:15, October 16, 2005. A review of book and film and
researched essay on politics and the pharmaceutical industry.
- ---------------. "Your
Dangerous Drugstore", New York Review of Books, 53:10 (June 8, 2006).
- ---------------. "Drug Companies and Doctors", New York Review of Books, 56:1 (January 1, 2009).
- Avorn, Jerry. Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs. NY: Knopf, 2004.
- Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta. AIDS. Farmington Hills, MI: Thompson Gale, 2005.
- Bass, Alison. Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial. NC: Algonquin books of Chapel Hill, 2009.
- Beal, Eileen. Ritalin: its use and abuse. New York: Rosen Pub, 1999.
- Black, Nick. Walking London's Medical History. London: Royal Society of Medicine Press, 2006. Reviewed online.
- Bockian, Neil R. New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder. California: Prima Publishing, 2002.
- Bordo, Susan. Unbearable Weight. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 2004.
- Bullough, Vern. The Care of the Sick: The Emergence of Modern Nursing. Watson Pub Intl, 1978.
- Cecil, Rosanne. The Anthropology of Pregnancy Loss: Comparative studies in miscarriage, stillbirth, and
neonatal death. Oxford and Washington D.C: Berg Publishers, 1996.
- Chesler, Phyllis. Women and Madness. New York: Harcourt, 1989. Still relevant.
- Chitty, K. K. and Black, B. P. Professional Nursing: Concepts and challenges. Maryland Heights,
MO: Saunders, 2011.
- Cichocki, Mark. Living with HIV: A Patient's Guide. NJ: MacFarland, 2009.
- Cohen, William and Ryan Johnson. Filth: Dirt, Disgust, and Modern Life,. Minneapolis: Minnesota UP, 2005. About the problem of accumulating trash in every aspect of society.
- Cohn, Jonathan. Sick: the untold story of American's Health Care Crisis -- and the People who Pay the Price. New York: HarperCollins, 2007.
- Corea, Gena. The Hidden Malpractice: How American medicine treats women as patients and professionals. NY: Morrow, 1977.
- -----------. The Mother Machine: Reproductive Technologies from Artificial Insemination to Artificial Wombs. NY: Harper Collins, 1986.
- De Grandpre, Richard. Ritalin Nation. NY: Norton, 1999.
- Dickerson, James L. Yellow Fever: A deadly disease poised to kill again. Prometheus, 2006.
- Donegan, Tracy. The Better Birth Book: Taking Mystery (and Fear) Out of Childbirth. Dublin: Liffey Press, 2006.
- Donovan, Bonnie. The Cesarean Birth Experience. Boston: Beacon Press, 1977.
- Eakins, Pamela. The American Way of Birth. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988.
- Edson, Margaret. Wit. New York: Faber and Faber, 1993. The play which was the basis of Thompson and Nichols' film adaptation.
- Epps, Phyllis Griffin, "Like surgery, 'Notes' in imperfect and impressive", an online review, Houston Chronicle, July 12, 2002.
- Ericsson, K. Anders. The Road to Excellence. Mahwah,
NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Press, 1966. This is about human performance.
- Ernst, Edzard and Eckhardt G. Hahns, edd. Homeopathy: A
Critical Appraisal. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998.
- Fenster, Julie. Ether day: the strange tale of America's greatest mdecical discovery and the haunted men who made it. New York: Harper Collins, 2001.
- Finkel, Michael. "This Little Kidney Went to Market," New
York Times, 27 May 2001. 20 April 2001.
- Firth, Christopher and Eve Johnstone. Schizophrenia: A Very
Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001.
- Fontaine, Karen L. and William Kaszubski. Absolute Beginner's Guide to Alernative Medicine. NY: Sams Publishing, 2004.
- Foucault, Michel. Madness and Civilization: A History of
Madness in the Age of Reason, trans. Richard Howard. NY: Vintage, 1973.
- Freeman, S. The Epileptic in Home, School and Society: Coping
with an Invisible Handicap. Springfield: Bannerstone House,
- Garrett, T. M., H. W. Baillie, and R. M. Garrett. Health Care
Ethics: Principles and Problems. NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2001.
- Garrison, A. B. An Introduction to the History of Medicine. London: W. B. Saunders, 1921.
- Gawande, Atul. Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science.
New York: Picador, 2003.
- -------------. "An Interview of Gawande", Atlantic Online, May 1. 2002.
- -------------. "The Bell Curve: What happens when patients find out how good their doctors really are?", The New Yorker, December 6, 2004.
- --------------. "Piecework: Medicine's Money Problem", The New Yorker, April 4, 2005.
- -------------. "The Score: How childbirth went industrial", The New Yorker, October 9, 2006, 59-67.
- -------------. "The Way We Age Now", The New Yorker, April 30, 2007.
- -------------. "Sick and Twisted", The New Yorker, July 23, 2007. A review of Michael Moore's documenary, Sicko
- Giegrich, Steve. Body of Knowledge: One Semester of Gross Anatomy, the Gateway to Becoming a Doctor. NY: Scribner, 2001.
- Gleick, James, ed. The Best American Science Writing
2000. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. This contains several
excellent essays on the realities of medical science as it is
practised in the world today.
- Gollaher, David. Circumcision: A History of the World's Most Controversial Surgery. New York: Basic Books, 2000.
- Goldberg, Nieca. Woman are not Small Men: Life-Saving Strategies for Preventing and Healing Heart Disease in Women. NY: Ballantine, 2002.
- Golub, Edward. The Limits of Medicine: How Science Shapes our Hope for the
Cure. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1997. This book includes a long and
good bibliography. Highly recommended as a concise history of medical "break-throughs."
- Goozer, Merrill. The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs. California UP, 2004.
- Greaves, Mel. CANCER the Evolutionary Legacy. NY: Oxford
UP, 2000.A historical account.
- Greer, Germaine. The Change: Women, Aging, and the Menopause. NY: Knopf, 11992.
- Guerrini, Anita. Obesity and Depression in the Enlightenment:
The Life and Times of George Cheyne University of Oklahoma
- Hamlin, C. The Hospital by the River. Australia, 2001. On obstetric fistula.
- Harding, D. W. Social Psychology and Individual Values. London: Hutchinson
University Library, 1966.
- Harris, Nancy. AIDS in developing countries. San Diego, Cal.: Greenhaven Press, 2003.
- Harrison, Michelle. Woman in Residence: A Physician's Account of Her Training in
Obstetrics and Gynecology. New York: Random House, 1982.
- Hausman, Angela. "Modeling the Patient-Physican Service Encounter: Improving Patient Outcomes," Journal
of the Academy of Marketing Science,(2000):403-16.
- Herzlinger, R. Market-Driven Care: Who Wins, Who Loses int he
Transformation of America's Largest Service Industry. Reading,
Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1997.
- Hoffman, John. Addition: why can't they just stop?: New
Knowledge, new treatments, new hope. NY: Rochdate, 2006. On the
psychological aspects of alcoholism.
- -------------- and Susan Froemke, and Susan K. Golant. The Alzheimer's Project: Momentum in Science.
New York: BBS/Public Affairs, 2009.
- Hoyle, Brian. AIDS/HIV. Farmington Hills, MI: Thompson Gale, 2006.
- Horney, Karen. Feminine Psychology, ed. Harold Kelman. Norton Modern Library, 1967.
- Howe, G.M., ed. A World Geography of Human Diseases. London: Academic Press, 1977.
- Iserson, K. V. Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead
Bodies. Tucson, Ariz: Galen Press, 1994.
- James, Vaughn E. The Alzheimer's Advisor: A Caregiver's Guide to Dealing with the Tough Legal and Practical
Issues. New York: AMACOM, 2009.
- Jones, J. H. Bad Blood: the Tuskegree Syphilis
Experiment. Free Press, 1993.
- Kantor, Martin. Understanding Paranoia: A Guide for Professionals, Families, and Sufferers. Connecticut: Praeger, 2004.
- Kassirer, Jerome P. On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business can Endanger Your Health. NY: Oxford UP, 2004.
- Katz, Jay. The Silent World of Doctor and Patient. New York: Free Press, 1984.
- Klass, Perri. A Not Entirely Benign Procedure: Four Years as a Medical
Student. New York: Penguin, 1994.
- ------------. Reach Out and Read: Literary Promotion in Pediatrics: A Talk by Perri Klass, accompanied by a short biography and bibliography.
- Klein, Gary. Sources of Power. Cambridge: MIT, 1998.
- Kobler, John. The Reluctant Surgeon: A Biography of John Hunter. Akadine Press, 1999.
- Konner, Melvin. The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit.
New York: Penguin, 1987.
- ---------------. Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School. New York: Penguin, 1987.
- Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth. On Death and Dying. New York:
Scribner, 1969. The book is psycholoogical and guides someone through
the process of dying; she postulates five steps: denial, anger,
bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
- Kuhn, Daniel. Alzheimer's Early Stages: First Steps for Families, Friends, and Caregivers. Alameda, CA:
Hunter House, 2003.
- Landau, Elaine. Alzheimer's Disease: a Forgotten life. NY: Franklin Watts, 2005.
- Lane, Christopher. Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness. Yale: Yale UP, 2009.
- Le Carre, John. The Constant Gardener. NY: Scribner, 2005. An important expose of the collusion between drug companies,
corrupt governments abroad and their military power.
- Levine, Robert. Defying Dementia: Understanding and Preventing Alzheimer's and Related Disorders.
Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006.
- Lew, K. Egg Donation: The Reasons and the Risks. New York: Rosen Publishing. 2010.
- Link, Kurt. The Vaccine Controversy. Westport, CT:
Greenwood Publishing Co, 2005.
- MacGreggor, Anne. Migraines in Women. London: Taylor & Francis, 2007.
- Macklin, Ruth. Double Standards in Medical Research in
Developing Countries. Cambridge UP, 2004.
- Mahair, Maggie. Money-Driven Medicine: the real reason health care costs so much. New York: Collins, 2006.
- Mantel, Hilary, "Girls Want Out," London Review of Books,
26:5 (March 2004). The best essay I'v read on anorexia nervosa.
Available online. It is not an unnatural condition; it is a natural outgrowth of
our society's contradictory demands. It includes a bibliography as it's a review of
- Marion, Robert. Intern Blues: The Timeless classic about the Making of a Doctor. New York: Harper, 2001. Partly in moving diary format, this book criticizes the internship program's applicant selection and assignment procedures and rotation system, and the long shifts which they aver adversely affect the intern's efficiency and judgment.
- McClellan, Marilyn. Organ and Tissue Transplants.
Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2003.
- McKeown, Thomas. The Role of Medicine: Dream, Mirage or Nemesis?. Princeton, 1980. He argues "improvements in diet and housing and changes in human behavior were far more important in the historical improvement of health, the expansion of population and decline in mortality than any specific medical interventions. People who had previously succumbed to infectious diseases became more resistant to their ravages and lived in settings less conducive to their spread. 'The health of man,' McKeown argued, 'is determined essentially by his behavior, his food and the nature of the world around him, and is only marginally influenced by personal medical care'" (Shapin, "Possessed by Idols," see below).
- Miller, Andrew. Ingenious Pain. New York: Harvest, 1997. This is an historical fiction set mostly in 18th century Bath.
- Michette, Alan, ed. X-Rays: The First Hundred Years. NY:
- Milchovich, S. Diabetes Mellitus. Boulder, Colorado: Bull Publishing, 2003.
- Miller, K, ed. Male and Female Roles. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Includes
C. Nutter, "Men are becoming more like Women" (pp 156-66).
- Miller, S. "Obstetric Fistula: A Preventable Tragedy," Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health 50:4 (2005):286-294.
- Millman, Marcia. The Unkindest Cut: Life in the Backrooms of Medicine. New
York: Morrow Quill, 1977.
- Monroe, Judy. Herbal Drug Dangers. NY: Enslow, 2000.
- Moody, Nickianne and Julia Hallam, edd. Medical Fictions. Liverpool: Media Critical and Liberal Arts, Liverpool John Moores University and the Association for Research in Popular Fictions, 1998. ISBN 0952797803.
- Moore, M. and C. Costa. Cesarean Section. Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
- Moynihan, Ray and Alan Cassels. Selling Sickness: How the World's Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies are Turning Us All into Patients. NY: Nation Books, 2005.
- Nagy, Doreen Evenden. Popular Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1988.
- Nasser, Mervat. Culture and Weight Consciousness. London: Routledge, 1997.
- Nestel, Sheryl. Obstructed Labour: Race and Gender in the Re-Emergence of Midwifery University of British Columbia Press, 2006.
- Newman, P. B. Daily Life in the Middle Ages. North Carolina: McFarland, 2001. This book has a long section on bloodletting (the theories and rationales and methods).
- Nuland, Sherwin. Doctors: The Biography of Medicine. New York: Vintage,
- -----------------------. How We Die. New York: Norton, 1993.
- ----------------------. The Origins of Anesthesia. New York: Norton, 1990.
- O'Connor, Richard. Undoing Depression. Boston: Little, Brown, 1997.This book suggests ways of replacing self-destructive and angry patterns of thought.
- Ofri, Danielle. Incidental Findings: Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicine. NY: Beacon, 2006.
- -------------- . Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue. Boston: Beacon Press, 2003.
Review: Dinita Smith, "A Literary Review at Bellevue: Believe It", New York Times, October 2, 2002.
Ted St. Godard. "True Confessions", CMAJ, April 27, 2004.
James Mura, M.D. "Book review", dermanities, August 24, 2004.
Jocelyn Bartkevicius. Review
of Singular Intimacies, Fourth Genre: Explorations in
Non-Fiction, 6:2 (2004): 140-44.
- Ojeda, Linda. Menopause without Medicine. California:
Hunter House, 2003.
- Olfman, Sharna, ed. No Child Left Different. NY: Praeger, 2006. About promotion and overuse of psychoactive drugs for children.
- Olson, James S. Bathsheba's Breast: Women, Cancer, and History. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
- Palazzoli, Maria Selvini. Self-Starvation: From Individual to Family Therapy in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa translated by Arnold Pomerans. London: J. Aronson, 1978. ISBN 0876683103 For a summary and commentary, click here.
- Pence, Gregory. Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of
Cases that Have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and
Historical Backgrounds. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
- Perry, Arthur W. Straight Talk about Cosmetic Surgery. New Haven: Yale UP, 2007.
- Peterson, Melody. Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009.
- Pilnick, Allison. Genetics and Society, an
Introduction. Philadelphia: Open University Press, 2002.
- Porter, Roy. The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity.
New York: Norton, 1998.
- ----------------. Mind-Forg'd Manacles: A history of madness in England from the
Restoration to the Regency. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1987.
- ----------------. Patient's Progress. Stanford: Stanford University, 1989.
- Pressman, Jack. Last Resort: Psychosurgery and the Limits of Medicine. Cambridge UP. 2002.
- Preston, Richard. The Demon in the Freezer. New York: Random House, 2002.
- Quammen, David, ed. The Best American Science and Nature
Writing. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. This contains a
number of excellent essays on the realities of medical science as it
is practised in the world today.
- Real, Terrence. I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression. NY: Scribner, 1997.
- Rodman, John, C. Seidman and R. Jones. No More Kidney Stones. NY: Wiley, 1996.
- Romaine-Davis, Ada. Advanced Practice Nurses. Boston: Jones & Bartlett, 1997. A book about nursing education and care and the politics surrounding conflicts between nurses and physicians in the healthcare system.
- Rosenau, M. J., Whipple, G.C., Trask, J. W., and Salmon, T. W. Preventative Medicine and Hygiene.
New York: Appleton, 1917.
- Rosenthal, Marilynn. The Incompetent Doctor: Behind Closed Doors. Philadelphia: Open University Press, 1995.
- Ruebush, M. Why Dirt is Good: 5 Ways to make Dirt your Friends. New York: Kaplan, 2009.
- Sacks, Oliver. Migraine: Understanding a Common Disorder. New York: New York: Vintage Books, 1992. ISBN: 0-375-70406-X.
- -------------------. A Leg to Stand On. New York: Summit, 1984. A memoir about himself as a patient with a broken leg.
- -------------------. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.. New York: Harper
and Row, 1987.
- -------------------. Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf. New
York: HarperCollins, 1989.
- Saadawi, Nawal El. The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World. Translated by Sherif Hetata. Zed Press, 1980, Beacon Press, 1982. an account of the barbaric procedure of female genital mutilation. The estimate for how many African-Arab Muslim women who have had this inflicted on them is as high as 93% in individual countries.
- Schneider, Carl. The Practice of Autonomy. New York: Oxford, 1998. On decision-making in medicine.
- Schreibman, Laura. The Science and Fiction of Autism.
NY: Harvard UP, 2005.
- Selzer, Richard. Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of
Surgery. NY: Harcourt, 1996.
- ---------------. Confessions of a Knife. Ann Arbor:
University of Michigan State Press, 2001.
- ---------------. Letters to a Young Doctor. NY:
- ---------------. The Doctor Stories NY: Picador, 1999.
- Shapin, Steven, "Possessed by Idols," a review of David Wooten's Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing Harm since Hippocrates, London Review of Books, 28:3 (November 30, 2006):31-33.
- Shean, Glenn D. What is Schizophrenia and How Can We Fix
It? Washington, D.C.: University Presses of America, 2001.
- Sherwin, Susan. No Longer Patient: Feminist Ethics & Health Care. Temple University Press, 1993.
- Shimer, P. New Hope for People with Diabetes. Roseville, California: Prima Publishing, 2001.
- Simone, Catherine M. To Wake in Tears: Understanding Interstitial Cystitis. Kearney, Nebraska: Morris Publishing, 1998.
- Simpson, Carolyn. Coping with Asthma. NY: Rosen Publishing, 1999.
- Snowden, Frank M. The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-1962. Yale UP, 2006.
- Solomon, Andrew. The Noonday Demon. NY: 2001. On depression.
- Spiro, Howard. Empathy and the Practice of Medicine: Beyond
the Pills and Scalpel. New Haven: Yale UP, 1996.
- Spero, D. Diabetes: Sugar-Coated Crisis. Gabriola Island, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2006.
- Starr, Paul. The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Maknig of
a Vast Industry. NY: Basic Books, 1984.
- Stine, Gerald J. AIDS Update 2007. NY: Roerig-Blong, 2007.
- Sue, David. Understanding Abnormal Behavior. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. Includes stress disorders.
- Summers, Harry Jacobs. Film Review of Wit. The Center for Nursing Advocacy. January 5, 2003.
- Szasz, Thomas. The Myth of Mental Illness.. New York: Harper and Row,
- Tate, E. and M. Pranzatelli. Unforgettable Faces: Through the Eyes of a Nurse Practitioner. Jacksonville, Fl.: Atheneum Press, 1999.
- Thomas, Lewis. The Lives of a Cell. New York: Bantam, 1973.
- ----------------------. The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher.
- ----------------------. The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine Watcher. New
York: Bantam 1983.
- Thorwald, J. Science and Secrets of Early Medicine. London: Thamses, 1962. A historical survey.
- Timini, Sami and John Leo, eds. Rethinking ADHD: from Brain to Culture. UK: Palgrave, 2009.
- Tucker, B. Jonathan. Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox.. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001.
- Ulnik, Jorge. Skin in Psychoanalysis. London: Karnac, 2007. Includes discussion of psoriasis.
- Wangensteen, Owen H and Sarah D. Wangensteen. The Rise of Surgery: From
Empiric Craft to Scientific Discipline Minneapolis: University of Minnestoa Press, 1978.
- Vallano, A. Your career in nursing: Manage your future in the challenging world of healthcare. New York:
- Weiss, Lawrence D. Crisis in America's Health Insurance Industry. New Haven: West View Press, 1992.
- Wendell, Susan. The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability. Routledge, 1996.
- Wennberg, Jack,.gen. ed. Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. Chicago: American Hospital Publishing Inc, 1999. See also www.dartmouthatlas.org
- Willett, Edward. Hemophilia. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2001.
- Wooten, David. Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing Harm Since Hippocrates. Oxford UP, 2006.
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