New Books in the Biomedical Libraries – September 2011

Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook, From the Emergency Room to Selecting a Rehabilitation Facility
Matthews-Fuller Library: Consumer Health
RC387.5 .P76 2010

This book is a practical guide to one of life’s most traumatic experiences. When a family member has a brain injury, the whole family begins a learning process of how to assist a loved one with a new set of unexpected challenges. Detailed and informative, this book will help the family step by step, and situation to situation, through a profoundly difficult time.

Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome: A Six-Step Mission to Health
Matthews-Fuller Library: Consumer Health
RC971 .C553 2011

Re-adjusting to a post-military life after years of duty, this book can help individuals with their re-entry to civilian life. This text looks at the individual in a holistic way with sensitivity and healing. This practical work gives the reader a staged plan for reintegration to all facets of home and work life. It also examines recuperation and physical and mental healing. This book is a touchstone for men and women returning to home and family.

Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency
Matthews-Fuller Library
RJ43.W45 A3 2011

An unusually engaging account of a pediatric residency that will keep you turning pages, this work is an extraordinary view into the author’s experiences at two Boston hospitals. We watch the author grow and change as she learns about pediatric medicine through her interaction with patients and their families. This is a compelling book from a gifted writer that is filled with special insights.

The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years
Dana Library
RA644.M2 S46 2010

One of the great historical diseases of mankind, malaria has a long and sinister history. This fascinating examination of the disease helps to explain why malaria continues to plague mankind. A stealthy and changing foe, malaria has adapted again and again, thwarting every attempt to eradicate the contagion. This book will give you an informative view of the history of the disease and of the concerted efforts that have been made to prevent the spread of this great adversary.

Heroin: Its History, Pharmacology, and Treatment
Dana Library
HV5822.H4 F47 2011

This book examines heroin both as a narcotic and at its complex medical and social uses. An utterly destructive illegal drug, heroin has a profound impact on its addicts that is entirely devastating and catastrophic. This book takes the reader to the personal level with stories from users that make this text both a careful look at the pharmaceutical drug, and an entrée to the human level tragedy for the addicted user.

The Eagle Watchers: Observing and Conserving Raptors Around the World
Dana Library
QL696.F32 E22 2010

Symbols of empire and emblems of many nations, eagles have fascinated and been admired by mankind throughout history for their great size, natural dignity, and airborne majesty. This superlative work is a study on eagles that is dazzling both in its depth and in its global sweep. From the familiar American Bald eagle to the obscure Philippine eagle, twenty-four species of eagles are examined in this marvelous book, the result of many years of intensive research by the authors.

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