Boston Medical Library in the Countway Library of Medicine

Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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Cover: Take Heart: The Life and Prescription for Living of Dr. Paul Dudley White

Take Heart: The Life and Prescription for Living of Dr. Paul Dudley White

Paul, Oglesby

The premier heart specialist of his time, White was recognized as an outstanding bedside doctor, a great teacher, and a widely respected investigator. By his optimism, his pioneer message encouraging physical activity, and his emphasis on avoiding unnecessary invalidism, he changed the outlook of thousands of heart-disease patients for the better.

Cover: The Caring Physician: The Life of Dr. Francis W. Peabody

The Caring Physician: The Life of Dr. Francis W. Peabody

Paul, Oglesby

Cover: The Emmanuel Movement: The Origins of Group Treatment and the Assault on Lay Psychotherapy

The Emmanuel Movement: The Origins of Group Treatment and the Assault on Lay Psychotherapy

Gifford, Sanford

Cover: Rheumatic Fever and Streptococcal Infection: Unraveling the Mysteries of a Dread Disease

Rheumatic Fever and Streptococcal Infection: Unraveling the Mysteries of a Dread Disease

Massell, Benedict F.

Cover: Walter B. Cannon, Science and Society

Walter B. Cannon, Science and Society

Wolfe, Elin L.
Barger, A. Clifford
Benison, Saul

This second volume completes the story begun in Walter B. Cannon: The Life and Times of a Young Scientist, tracing the middle and late years of one of America’s most distinguished medical scientists. This volume also recounts Cannon’s work with society on a broader scale, including defending the practice of animal experimentation, the rescue of European medical émigrés fleeing the Nazis and Fascists, and providing medical aid to the Spanish Loyalists and to China. Moreover, as a senior statesman of science, Cannon helped guide policies and programs that shaped the future of medical research, practice, and education.

Cover: Every Child a Wanted Child: Clarence James Gamble, M.D., and His Work in the Birth Control Movement

Every Child a Wanted Child: Clarence James Gamble, M.D., and His Work in the Birth Control Movement

Williams, Doone
Williams, Greer
Flint, Emily P.

Cover: Suppressing the Diseases of Animals and Man: Theobald Smith, Microbiologist

Suppressing the Diseases of Animals and Man: Theobald Smith, Microbiologist

Dolman, Claude E.
Wolfe, Richard J.

Theobald Smith (1859-1934) is widely considered to be America’s first significant medical scientist and the world’s leading comparative pathologist. Entering the new field of infectious diseases as a young medical graduate, his research in bacteriology, immunology, and parasitology produced many important and basic discoveries. Suppressing the Diseases of Animals and Man, the first book-length biography of Smith to appear in print, is based primarily on personal papers and correspondence that have remained in the possession of his family until now.

Cover: Intrinsic Factors: William Bosworth Castle and the Development of Hematology and Clinical Investigation at Boston City Hospital

Intrinsic Factors: William Bosworth Castle and the Development of Hematology and Clinical Investigation at Boston City Hospital

Karnad, Anand B.

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The Idealist: Wendell Willkie’s Wartime Quest to Build One World, by Samuel Zipp, from Harvard University Press

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Jacket: The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, from Harvard University Press

“Predictive Policing” and Racial Profiling

While technology used in policing has improved, it hasn’t progressed, says Khalil Gibran Muhammad, if racial biases are built into those new technologies. This excerpt from his book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, shows that for the reform called for by the current protests against systemic racism and racially-biased policing to be fulfilled, the police—especially those at the top—will need to change their pre-programmed views on race and the way they see the Black citizens they are supposed to “serve and protect.”