OMHA Publications: Book Reviews

Book Reviews

The following reviews were written by Harvey Fenigsohn between 2007 and 2011. The books reviewed here all may be found in the Library’s History of Medicine and History of Women in Medicine and Health Care collections. They are available to be checked out from the Lamar Soutter Library.

Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Society, W.W. Norton & Company, 1997. Reviewed November 2011 by Harvey Fenigsohn.

Pauline W. Chen, M.D., Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflection on Mortality, Vintage Books, 1997. Reviewed February 2011 by Harvey Fenigsohn.

David T. Courtwright, Forces of Habit: Drugs and the Making of the Modern World, Harvard University Press, 2001. Reviewed in 2009 by Harvey Fenigsohn.

Judith Walzer Leavitt, Typhoid Mary: Captive to the Public's Health, Beacon Press, 1996. Reviewed in 2009 by Harvey Fenigsohn.

Frances K. Conley, M.D., Walking Out on the Boys, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998. Reviewed in 2008 by Harvey Fenigsohn.

Martin S. Pernick, The Black Stork: Eugenics and the Death of "Defective" Babies in American Medicine and Motion Pictures in America Since 1915, Oxford University Press, 1996. Reviewed in 2008 by Harvey Fenigsohn.

Lori Arviso Alvord, M.D., and Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt, The Scalpel and The Silver Bear, Bantam Books, 2000. Reviewed in 2008 by Harvey Fenigsohn.

Robert N. Proctor, The Nazi War on Cancer, Princeton University Press, 1999. Reviewed in 2007 by Harvey Fenigsohn.