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  • Pain Killer

    An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic

    by Barry Meier ...
    **From the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter who first exposed the roots of the opioid epidemic and the secretive world of the Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma, Pain Killer is the celebrated landmark story of corporate greed and government negligence that inspired an upcoming Netflix series.“This is the book that started it all. Barry Meier is a heroic reporter and Pain Killer is a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Ordering the Human

    The Global Spread of Racial Science

    Series Book 15 - Race, Inequality, and Health
    Modern science and ideas of race have long been entangled, sharing notions of order, classification, and hierarchy. Ordering the Human presents cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship that examines the racialization of science in various global contexts, illuminating how racial logics have been deployed to classify, marginalize, and oppress.These wide-ranging essays—written by experts in ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

  • Beyond the Walls

    MegaTrends, Movements and Market Disruptors Transforming American Healthcare

    The American healthcare system is failing us. It is a frustratingly complex, opaque, and unaffordable system that results in suboptimal care and a deterioration of the welfare of the majority of American families. The experience of the past few decades and the recent ravaging pandemic has shown us that doing more of the same is not going to deliver us from this dilemma. But there is hope. There is ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Neighborhoods and Health

    THE GROUNDBREAKING, FORMATIVE WORK IN SPATIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY -- NOW UPDATED FOR A NEW GENERATION OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN PUBLIC HEALTH In 2003, Neighborhoods and Health codified the idea that a neighborhood's social and physical makeup can influence the health of people who live in it. More than a decade later, with the relationship between place and health firmly entrenched at the center of ... Read more

    $62.99 USD

  • Thrive

    How Better Mental Health Care Transforms Lives and Saves Money

    A compelling argument for improving society's mental health through increased services and better policyMental illness is a leading cause of suffering in the modern world. In sheer numbers, it afflicts at least 20 percent of people in developed countries. It reduces life expectancy as much as smoking does, accounts for nearly half of all disability claims, is behind half of all worker sick days, ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • A Bitter Remedy

    A totally compelling historical mystery

    by Alis Hawkins ...
    Series Book 1 - The Oxford Mysteries
    Amongst the scholars, secrets and soporifics of Victorian Oxford, the truth can be a bitter pill to swallow…Jesus College, Oxford, 1881. An undergraduate is found dead at his lodgings and the medical examination reveals some shocking findings. When the young man’s guardian blames the college for his death and threatens a scandal, Basil Rice, a Jesus College fellow with a secret to hide, is forced ... Read more

    $5.99 USD $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Deadly Spin

    An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans

    That's how Wendell Potter introduced himself to a Senate committee in June 2009. He proceed to explain how insurance companies make promises they have no intention of keeping, how they flout regulations designed to protect consumers, and how they make it nearly impossible to understand information that the public needs. Potter quit his high-paid job as head of public relations at a major insurance ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Being Mortal

    Medicine and What Matters in the End

    by Atul Gawande ...
    **#1 New York Times BestsellerIn Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending**Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Generic

    The Unbranding of Modern Medicine

    The turbulent history of generic pharmaceuticals raises powerful questions about similarity and difference in modern medicine.Generic drugs are now familiar objects in clinics, drugstores, and households around the world. We like to think of these tablets, capsules, patches, and ointments as interchangeable with their brand-name counterparts: why pay more for the same? And yet they are not quite ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations

    Series Book 30 - Jossey-Bass Public Health
    Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, Student EditionThis comprehensive textbook provides a complete introduction to risk management in health care. Risk Management Handbook, Student Edition, covers general risk management techniques; standards of health care risk management administration; federal, state and local laws; and methods for integrating patient safety and enterprise ... Read more

    $122.00 USD

  • Ticker

    The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart

    by Mimi Swartz ...
    It wasn’t supposed to be this hard. If America could send a man to the moon, shouldn’t the best surgeons in the world be able to build an artificial heart? In Ticker, Texas Monthly executive editor and two time National Magazine Award winner Mimi Swartz shows just how complex and difficult it can be to replicate one of nature’s greatest creations.Part investigative journalism, part medical mystery ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Professionalism in Medicine

    A Case-Based Guide for Medical Students

    Learning medical professionalism is a challenging, evolving, and life-long endeavor. Professionalism in Medicine: A Case-Based Guide for Medical Students helps begin this process by engaging students and their teachers in reflection on cases that resonate with the experiences of life in medicine. Through the book's seventy-two cases, commentaries, videos, and literature-based reviews, students ... Read more

    $50.99 USD

  • Wuhan

    How the COVID-19 Outbreak in China Spiraled Out of Control

    by Dali L. Yang ...
    The definitive account of the Chinese government's response to the initial Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan. The Covid-19 pandemic, which began as an outbreak in Wuhan in late 2019, has claimed millions of lives and caused unprecedented disruptions. Despite its generation-defining significance, there has been a surprising lack of independent research examining the decisions and measures implemented in ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Pandemic in Potosí

    Fear, Loathing, and Public Piety in a Colonial Mining Metropolis

    by Kris Lane ...
    Series series Latin American Originals
    In 1719, a deadly and highly contagious disease took hold of the Imperial Villa of Potosí, a silver mining metropolis in what is now Bolivia. Within a year, the pathogen had killed some 22,000 people, just over a third of the city’s residents. Victims collapsed with fever, body aches, and effusions of blood from the nose and mouth. Most died within days. The great Andean pandemic of 1717–22 was ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Myth of Normal

    Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture

    **The instant New York Times bestsellerBy the acclaimed author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, a groundbreaking investigation into the causes of illness, a bracing critique of how our society breeds disease, and a pathway to health and healing.**In this revolutionary book, renowned physician Gabor Maté eloquently dissects how in Western countries that pride themselves on their healthcare systems ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Clinical Ethics

    A Graphic Medicine Casebook

    Series series Graphic Medicine
    Mr. Ito’s children act as his informal translators, but his doctor isn’t sure their translations are accurate or complete. Is Mr. Ito getting the medical information he needs?Ten-year-old Hannah arrives for her checkup with a bruised nose and an irritable father. Medical student Melanie is concerned for Hannah’s safety but wary of making accusations without evidence.Dr. Joshi worries that her ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Making Medical Knowledge

    How is medical knowledge made? New methods for research and clinical care have reshaped the practices of medical knowledge production over the last forty years. Consensus conferences, evidence-based medicine, translational medicine, and narrative medicine are among the most prominent new methods. Making Medical Knowledge explores their origins and aims, their epistemic strengths, and their ... Read more

    $62.99 USD $26.99 USD

  • Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

    How the Famous Sell Us Elixirs of Health, Beauty & Happiness

    An exploration of the effect our celebrity-dominated culture has on our ideas of what it means to live "the good life"What would happen if an average Joe tried out for American Idol, underwent a professional makeover, endured Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Clean Cleanse,” and followed the outrageous rituals of the rich and famous? Health law policy researcher Timothy Caulfield finds out in this thoroughly ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • A Mighty Force

    Dr. Elizabeth Hayes and Her War for Public Health

    In the last half of 1945, news of the war’s end and aftermath shared space with reports of a battle on the home front, led by a woman. She was Elizabeth O. Hayes, MD, doctor for a coal company that owned the town of Force, PA, where sewage contaminated the drinking waters, and ambulances sank into muddy unpaved roads while corrupt managers, ensconced in Manhattan high-rises, refused to make ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside

    Health systems need to set priorities fairly. In one way or another, part of this important task will fall to physicians. How do they make judgments about resource stewardship, and how should they do so? How can they make such decisions in a manner that is compatible with their clinical duties to patients? In this book, philosophers, bioethicists, physicians, lawyers and health policy experts make ... Read more

    $49.99 USD

  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Third Edition

    An intense, streamlined review for the gastroenterology board examGatroenterology and Hepatology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, 3e is a unique question and single-answer review for gastroenterology in-service and board exams. The book features about 3,500 questions with only the correct answer provided, reinforcing the answer students need to remember on exam day. Emphasis is placed on distilling ... Read more

    $93.99 USD

  • Shapeshifters

    A Journey Through the Changing Human Body

    by Gavin Francis ...
    From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human lifeTo be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer Gavin Francis considers the inevitable changes all of our bodies undergo -- such as birth, puberty, and death, but also laughter, sleeping, and healing-and those that only some of our bodies ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Chasing the Intact Mind

    How the Severely Autistic and Intellectually Disabled Were Excluded from the Debates That Affect Them Most

    A comprehensive introduction to the concept of the "intact mind" and how it affects disability policy and practice. The concept of the intact mind, first described in a 2006 memoir, refers to the idea that inside every autistic child is an intelligent, typical child waiting to be liberated by the right diet, the right treatment intervention, the right combination of supports and accommodations. ... Read more

    $22.99 USD