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.
Take Heart: The Life and Prescription for Living of Dr. Paul Dudley White
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.
The Caring Physician: The Life of Dr. Francis W. Peabody
Gifted in many spheres and possessed of great courage, his compassion and wisdom in patient care have made Francis Peabody’s short life an inspiring legend for all time, an essential message for anyone who practices medicine, and an uplifting experience for any patient.
The Emmanuel Movement: The Origins of Group Treatment and the Assault on Lay Psychotherapy
"The Emmanuel Movement" was a name given by the contemporary press to a combined method of group and individual psychotherapy introduced in 1906 by the Reverend Elwood Worcester, Rector of the Emmanuel Church in Boston. This treatment method was first welcomed with great popular acclaim but later ravaged by the widespread newspaper publicity it attracted. Sanford Gifford presents the definitive statement on this unique movement.
Rheumatic Fever and Streptococcal Infection: Unraveling the Mysteries of a Dread Disease
This is a historical review of the development of our knowledge of the clinical picture, etiology, pathogenesis, and prevention of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease over the past four centuries.
Walter B. Cannon, Science and Society
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.
Every Child a Wanted Child: Clarence James Gamble, M.D., and His Work in the Birth Control Movement
Suppressing the Diseases of Animals and Man: Theobald Smith, Microbiologist
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.
Intrinsic Factors: William Bosworth Castle and the Development of Hematology and Clinical Investigation at Boston City Hospital
Dr. W. B. Castle (1897–1990), who played a major role in the emergence of hematology as a scientific discipline in the first half of this century, was instrumental in establishing the world-wide reputation of the Thorndike Memorial Laboratory and the Harvard Medical Unit at Boston City Hospital. In the first comprehensive biography of Castle, Anand Karnad highlights the golden age of medicine and hematology in Boston.