Alumni Authors Bookshelf

Medical/Public Health 

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The Neurologic Diagnosis

Jack Alpert, A&S '60

This is an introductory text which simplifies the making of a neurologic diagnosis. Medical students are often intimidated by a deluge of data and extensive differential diagnoses. Diagnostic techniques of general medicine are not applicable. A neuroanatomic diagnosis must precede a differential diagnosis. This text focuses on the history and neurologic examination rather than imaging or lab data in the hope of convincing young doctors to spend time with their patients since the diagnosis is most often obtained by these methods.

ISBN: 9781441967237

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A Body Out of Balance: Understanding and Treating Sjogren's Syndrome

Nancy Carteron MD FACR, Med '82

Comprehensive guide to wide array of symptoms, traditional and complementary treatments, and coping methods, so patients may devise a personal treatment plan. Cowritten by a woman living with the disease and by her physician who has treated countless Sjs/Autoimmune patients.

ISBN: I58333I727

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Applications of Modern Physics in Medicine

Milton Cole, A&S '64
Mark Strikmna, Kevork Spartalian

Book explains the scientific underpinnings of medical techniques developed since 1900. These include X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, PET scans, and diverse treatment methods, from radiation therapy to LASIK. The fundamental principles are explained in all of these cases, building upon a thorough introduction to physical principles learned since 1900.

ISBN: 0691125864

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Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring 

Richard Colgan SPH '77

Clinicians-physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers,psychologists, Nurse Practitioners and others- share the unique resonsibility of patient care and the limitless fulfillment this calling can provide. The healing professions have an ancient and venerable tradition of service, honor, and humanism that is often communicated from teachers to student in anecdotes and bits of wisdom told quickly in passing. Gathering together this type of valuable information in one place, Advice to the Healer, Second edition, includes biographies of historical luminaries in medicine, tales from everyday practice, inspirational quotes and artwork, and advice for new and veteran healers alike.

ISBN: 9781461451709

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100,000 Hearts: A Surgeon’s Memoir

Denton Cooley, Med '44

Pioneering surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley astounded the world in 1969 when he implanted a total artificial heart in a human being. In his memoir, he sets the record straight about this and other events and recounts the formative influences that led him to become the world’s most prolific heart surgeon.

ISBN: 0976669773

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Climate Change and Disease Dynamics in India 

Nitish Dogra, SPH '05

Climate Change and Disease Dynamics in India is a first of it's kind indepth compilation in this specific field with regard to a developing country context. As many as 6 of the 28 authors are Hopkins alumni including two current faculty.

ISBN: 9788179934128

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Getting Them Sober

Toby Rice Drews, A&S '76

This million-seller book has endorsements from "Dear Abby" ("everyone should read this book"); Dr. Norman Vincent Peale ("helps millions of alcoholics"); and Melody Beattie, author of 'Codependent No More' (Melody says: "Getting Them Sober is the best book for the family of the still-drinking alcoholic").  Hundreds of effective suggestions for sobriety and recovery. If the family changes his/her behavior, the alcoholic has an 80% better chance to get sober.

ISBN: 9780961599591

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The Best of Herb Fred, MD: His Insights, Observations, and Everyday Reminders

Herbert Fred, Med '54

The quotations in this book are chosen from more than 40 years of Herb Fred's writings.  They are clear, to the point, and memorable, conveying his distinctive voice:  informed, opinionated, penetrating, and demanding of physicians' intellectual honesty and total focus on patients' welfare. 

ISBN: 9781931823883

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Elephant Medicine - and More: Musings of a Medical Educator

Herbert Fred, Med '54

ISBN: 0865540780

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Images of Memorable Cases: 50 Years at the Bedside

Herbert Fred, Med '54

The images assembled here, some rare, many extraordinary, but every one instructive, are presented non-thematically and as unknowns (the way that patients typically show up in the hospital emergency department, the clinic, or the doctor's office).  To find the answer and a pertinent commentary, the reader simply turns the page

ISBN: 9780892630011

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Looking Back (and Forth): Reflections of an Old-Fashioned Doctor

Herbert Fred, Med '54

A collection of provocative essays providing philosophical insights into disease, the practice of medicine, the challenge of difficult diagnoses, the joys, frustrations, and rewards of teaching, the pleasurable pain of learning, and the exhilaration of true scholarship.

ISBN: 9780865547726

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On Medicine Today: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Herbert Fred, Med '54

Using crisp and powerful prose, the author laments the condition of medicine today: myriad constraints from insurance companies, increasing dishonesty throughout the profession, over-reliance on technology for diagnosis and treatment, atrophy of clinical skills, sagging of professionalism, and impersonal and fragmented delivery of patient care.

ISBN: 9781590951026

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Say Aah (Hah)! A Medical Educator Mouths Off

Herbert Fred, Med '54

ISBN: 9780865544000

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Reclaiming Our Health: A Guide to African American Wellness

Michelle Gourdine, Med '88

Reclaiming Our Health reveals the unique cultural and environmental factors that influence African American health by shaping dietary and exercise patterns, attitudes about weight, stress coping mechanisms, and utilization of the health care system. This interactive evidence-based guide with illustrations is a vital resource for every African American on how to live a healthier and more empowered life, and an indispensable handbook for health-care providers, policy makers, and others working to close the health gap among people of color.  

ISBN: 0300137052

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Pulmonary function Testing and Interpretation

James Hansen, Med '49

For students, physicians, and allied health professionals working with patients anywhere in the world with lung function abnormalities

ISBN: 9789350251058

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Waking Up Blind..Lawsuits over Eye Surgery

Tom Harbin, MD, Med '74

Medical true crime barnburner-wrong eye operated; both eyes blinded

ISBN: 9781934938874

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The Science of Fitness: Power, Performance, and Endurance

Mark Hom, A&S '84
Greg LeMond

Inspired by what I learned as a JHU biology major and 30 years of medical practice, this book has a mitochondrial theme to explain physical fitness, disease prevention, brain function, nutrition, and the aging process. Greg LeMond is the best case study since he had a superior metabolism to win epic bike races and later was diagnosed with mitochondrial myopathy. Endorsed by the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

ISBN: 9780128010235

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Dissecting American Health Care

Douglas Kamerow, SPH '84

The intersection of health care, politics, and policy is a controversial one, and this book of lively essays takes on all of today's hot health topics: alternative medicine, health care reform, screening mammograms, taxes to decrease soda consumption, gun control, and many more.

ISBN: 9789350251058

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Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Anne Lipton, A&S '88

In Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, practicing psychiatrists and neurologists provide essential input into neuropsychiatric assessment and the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer disease and traumatic brain injury. The manual provides invaluable information on both evaluation/diagnosis and treatment. Case studies offer real-life clinical experiences by some of the country?s leading experts in the field

ISBN: 9781585624225

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Just Enough Physiology

James Munis, A&S '95

Just Enough Physiology takes you on a guided tour of cardiopulmonary physiology. You'll discover how the heart, lungs, and circulation work in extreme environments so that you're better equipped to understand how they function - or malfunction - at the bedside, in the operating room, or in the intensive care unit. You'll also see physiology through the eyes of some of its most colorful pioneers. While their stories are fascinating in their own right, they also reinforce the foundational principles of physiology and reveal how those discoveries were made; sometimes at great risk, and often against stiff resistance. Like the brain teasers that are included at the end of each chapter, Just Enough Physiology emphasizes the logic, and not just the details, behind physiology. Together with the more traditional questions included with every chapter, Just Enough Physiology will equip you for board exams while teaching you to think like a physiologist.

ISBN: 019979779X

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Take Back Your Back

Beth Murinson, A&S '83

Take Back Your Back is an informative guide to major problems with the back and some potential solutions that don't necessarily involve medications. The goal is to make a better life possible, even in the aftermath of a significant back pain problem.

ISBN: 1592334067

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Patient Safety and Accreditation: A Model for Ensuring Success

Sharon Myers, Nursing '98 

his book presents a systems model with emphasis on system design at the leadership level, the microsystem level, and the individual level. Includes interviews with accreditation leaders from Joint Commission, Canada, and Australia. 

ISBN: 9780826106391

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Spanish and the Medical Interview, 2nd Edition

Pilar Ortega, A&S '02

A Medical Spanish text, guide, and workbook for self or class learning. Online features included.

ISBN: 0323371140

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The Ageless Generation: How Advances in Biomedicine Will Transform the Global Economy

Alex Zhavoronkov, A&S '07

Productive longevity is expected to become the main source of economic growth in the developed countries. The book provides an overview of the recent biomedical discoveries that may help extend productive lifespan and the possible impact of these discoveries on the US and the global economy.

ISBN: 9781137356550

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