Best Sociological Study of Medicine Books

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1. The Truth About COVID-19: Exposing The Great Reset, Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, and the New Normal

Author: by Doctor Joseph Mercola
English
224 pages
1645020886

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A Wall Street Journal and USA Today national bestseller! Multiple New York Times best-selling author Dr. Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins, founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association, team up to expose the truthand end the madnessabout COVID-19. Since early 2020, the world has experienced a series of catastrophic eventsa global pandemic caused by what appears to be an engineered coronavirus; international lockdowns and border closings causing widespread business closures, economic collapse, and massive unemployment; and an unprecedented curtailment of civil liberties and freedoms in the name of keeping people safe by locking them up in their homes.

We are now living in a world that is increasingly ruled, not by our democratic systems and institutions, but by public health fiat, carried out by politicians who rule by instilling fear and panic. In The Truth About COVID-19, Dr. Mercola and Cummins reveal new and emerging evidence that: The SARS-CoV-2 virus was, indeed, lab-engineered and emerged from a negligently managed bioweapons lab in Wuhan, China The global pandemic was long anticipated by global elites who have used it to facilitate and hide the largest upward transfer of wealth in human history PCR testing, case counts, morbidity, and vaccine safety and efficacy data have been widely manipulated and misrepresented Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are known to worsen COVID-19 outcomes, but the junk food industry continues to push its agenda at the expense of public health Safe, simple, and inexpensive treatment and prevention for COVID-19 have been censored and suppressed to create a clear path for vaccine acceptance Effectiveness of the vaccines has been wildly exaggerated and major safety questions have gone unanswered The good news in all of this is that we can take control of our health and that, together, we have the power to unite and fight back for our health, democracy, and freedom.


2. Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response

Author: by Andy Slavitt
English
336 pages
1250770165

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER *Painfully good. The book could have been called, Outrageous.’ The story Andy Slavitt tells is not just about Trump’s monumental failures but also about the deeper ones that started long before, with our health system, our politics, and more.

Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal The definitive, behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Coronavirus crisis from one of themost recognizable and influential voices in healthcareFrom former Biden Senior Advisor Andy Slavitt, Preventable is the definitive inside account of the United States’ failed response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Slavitt chronicles what he saw and how much could have been prevented – an unflinching investigation of the cultural, political, and economic drivers that led to unnecessary loss of life. With unparalleled access to the key players throughout the government on both sides of the aisle, the principal public figures, as well as the people working on the frontline involved in fighting the virus, Slavitt brings you into the room as fateful decisions are made and focuses on the people at the center of the political system, health care system, patients, and caregivers.


3. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

Author: by MD Gabor Maté
Published at: North Atlantic Books; Illustrated edition (January 5, 2010)
ISBN: 978-1556438806

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From bestselling author Gabor Mat, the essential resource for understanding the roots and behaviors of addiction-now with an added introduction by the author. Based on Gabor Mat’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver’s skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach.

Dr. Mat presents addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to an unfortunate or weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs throughout (and perhaps underpins) our society; not a medical “condition” distinct from the lives it affects, rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, brain chemistry, and the drugs (and behaviors) of addiction.

Simplifying a wide array of brain and addiction research findings from around the globe, the book avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting a thorough and compassionate self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts argues persuasively against contemporary health, social, and criminal justice policies toward addiction and those impacted by it.


4. Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment

Author: by Stephanie Seneff
English
272 pages
1603589295

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“Toxic Legacy will stand shoulder to shoulder with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. [This is] unquestionably, one of the most important books of our time.”David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash “Urgent and eye-opening, the book serves as a loud-and-clear alarm.”The Boston Globe “A game-changer that we would be foolish to ignore.”Kirkus Reviews (starred) From an MIT scientist, mounting evidence that the active ingredient in the world’s most commonly used weedkiller is contributing to skyrocketing rates of chronic disease Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the most commonly used weedkiller in the world.

Nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicide are sprayed on farmsand foodevery year. Agrochemical companies claim that glyphosate is safe for humans, animals, and the environment. But emerging scientific research on glyphosate’s deadly disruption of the gut microbiome, its crippling effect on protein synthesis, and its impact on the body’s ability to use and transport sulfurnot to mention several landmark legal cases tells a very different story.


5. Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993

Author: by Sarah Schulman
English
736 pages
0374185131

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A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. “This is not reverent, definitive history. This is a tactician’s bible.” -Parul Sehgal, The New York Times”A masterpiece of historical research and intellectual analysis that creates many windows into both a vanished world and the one that emerged from it, the one we live in now.” -Alexander Chee Twenty years in the making, Sarah Schulman’s Let the Record Show is the most comprehensive political history ever assembled of ACT UP and American AIDS activism In just six years, ACT UP, New York, a broad and unlikely coalition of activists from all races, genders, sexualities, and backgrounds, changed the world.

Armed with rancor, desperation, intelligence, and creativity, it took on the AIDS crisis with an indefatigable, ingenious, and multifaceted attack on the corporations, institutions, governments, and individuals who stood in the way of AIDS treatment for all. They stormed the FDA and NIH in Washington, DC, and started needle exchange programs in New York; they took over Grand Central Terminal and fought to change the legal definition of AIDS to include women; they transformed the American insurance industry, weaponized art and advertising to push their agenda, and battledand beatThe New York Times, the Catholic Church, and the pharmaceutical industry.


6. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures (FSG Classics) by Anne Fadiman (2012-04-24)

Author: by Anne Fadiman
0374533407
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
English

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7. The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time

Author: by John Kelly
Harper Perennial
English
364 pages

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Powerful, rich with details, moving, humane, and full of important lessons for an age when weapons of mass destruction are loose among us. Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb The Great Plague is one of the most compelling events in human historyeven more so now, when the notion of plague has never loomed larger as a contemporary public concern.

The plague that devastated Asia and Europe in the 14th century has been of never-ending interest to both scholarly and general readers. Many books on the plague rely on statistics to tell the story: how many people died; how farm output and trade declined.

But statistics can’t convey what it was like to sit in Siena or Avignon and hear that a thousand people a day are dying two towns away. Or to have to chose between your own life and your duty to a mortally ill child or spouse.

Or to live in a society where the bonds of blood and sentiment and law have lost all meaning, where anyone can murder or rape or plunder anyone else without fear of consequence. In The Great Mortality, author John Kelly lends an air of immediacy and intimacy to his telling of the journey of the plague as it traveled from the steppes of Russia, across Europe, and into England, killing 75 million peopleone third of the known populationbefore it vanished.


8. The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life

Author: by Arthur Firstenberg
Chelsea Green Publishing
English
576 pages

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50,000 copies sold!Cell towers, Wi-fi, 5G: Electricity has shaped the modern world. But how has it affected our health and environment? Over the last 220 years, society has evolved a universal belief that electricity is safe’ for humanity and the planet.

Scientist and journalist Arthur Firstenberg disrupts this conviction by telling the story of electricity in a way it has never been told beforefrom an environmental point of viewby detailing the effects that this fundamental societal building block has had on our health and our planet.

In The Invisible Rainbow, Firstenberg traces the history of electricity from the early eighteenth century to the present, making a compelling case that many environmental problems, as well as the major diseases of industrialized civilizationheart disease, diabetes, and cancerare related to electrical pollution.


9. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Author: by Sam Quinones
1620402521
Bloomsbury Press
English

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Winner of the NBCC Award for General NonfictionNamed on Amazon’s Best Books of the Year 2015-Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year-Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015-Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year-Slate.

Com’s 10 Best Books of 2015-Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Books of 2015 -Buzzfeed’s 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015-The Daily Beast’s Best Big Idea Books of 2015-Seattle Times’ Best Books of 2015-Boston Globe’s Best Books of 2015-St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Books of 2015-The Guardian’s The Best Book We Read All Year-Audible’s Best Books of 2015-Texas Observer’s Five Books We Loved in 2015-Chicago Public Library’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2015From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America.

In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America-addiction like no other the country has ever faced.

10. The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town

Author: by Brian Alexander
English
320 pages
1250237351

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USA Today’s 5 BOOKS NOT TO MISS | The Washington Post’s 10 BOOKS TO READ IN MARCH | Fortune’s 11 BOOKS TO READ IN MARCH”From the C-suite’s tension-filled strategic planning meetings to life-or-death moments at the bedside, Alexander nimbly and grippingly translates the byzantine world of American health care into a real-life narrative with people you come to care about.” New York Times”Takes readers into the world of the American medical industry in a way no book has done before….

Details how we’ve created the dilemma we’re in.” Fortune”With his signature gut-punching prose, Alexander breaks our hearts as he opens our eyes to America’s deep-rooted sickness and despair by immersing us in the lives of a small town hospital and the people it serves.” Beth Macy, bestselling author of Dopesick By following the struggle for survival of one small-town hospital, and the patients who walk, or are carried, through its doors, The Hospital takes readers into the world of the American medical industry in a way no book has done before.

11. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World (Random House Reader's Circle)

Author: by Tracy Kidder
English
332 pages
0812980557

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This compelling and inspiring book, now in a deluxe paperback edition, shows how one person can work wonders. In Mountains Beyond Mountains, Pulitzer Prizewinning author Tracy Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.

In medical school, Paul Farmer found his life’s calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. Kidder’s magnificent account takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that the only real nation is humanity.

At the heart of this book is the example of a life based on hope and on an understanding of the truth of the Haitian proverb Beyond mountains there are mountainsas you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you go on and try to solve that one too.

Mountains Beyond Mountains unfolds with a force of gathering revelation, says Annie Dillard, and Jonathan Harr notes, [Paul Farmer] wants to change the world. Certainly this luminous and powerful book will change the way you see it.

12. Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet

Author: by Chelsea Wald
English
304 pages
1982116218

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From an award-winning science journalist, a deeply researched, entertaining, and impassioned exploration of sanitation (Nature) and the future of the toiletfor fans of popular science bestsellers by Mary Roach. Most of us do not give much thought to the centerpiece of our bathrooms, but the toilet is an unexpected paradox.

On the one hand, it is a modern miracle: a ubiquitous fixture in a vast sanitation system that has helped add decades to the human life span by reducing disease. On the other hand, the toilet is also a tragic failure: less than half of the world’s population can access a toilet that safely manages body waste, including many right here in the United States.

And it is inefficient, squandering clean water as well as the nutrients, energy, and information contained in the stuff we flush away. While we see radical technological change in almost every other aspect of our lives, we remain stuck in a sanitation status quoin part because the topic of toilets is taboo.

13. A Million Little Pieces

Author: by James Frey
Anchor
English
430 pages

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At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing.

There he was told he could either stop using or die before he reached age 24. This is Frey’s acclaimed account of his six weeks in rehab.

14. Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

Author: by Sabrina Strings
NYU Press
English
304 pages

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Winner, 2020 Body and Embodiment Best Publication Award, given by the American Sociological AssociationHonorable Mention, 2020 Sociology of Sex and Gender Distinguished Book Award, given by the American Sociological AssociationHow the female body has been racialized for over two hundred years There is an obesity epidemic in this country and poor black women are particularly stigmatized as diseased and a burden on the public health care system.

This is only the most recent incarnation of the fear of fat black women, which Sabrina Strings shows took root more than two hundred years ago. Strings weaves together an eye-opening historical narrative ranging from the Renaissance to the current moment, analyzing important works of art, newspaper and magazine articles, and scientific literature and medical journalswhere fat bodies were once praisedshowing that fat phobia, as it relates to black women, did not originate with medical findings, but with the Enlightenment era belief that fatness was evidence of savagery and racial inferiority.

15. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

Author: by Richard Preston
Anchor
English
368 pages

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The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. Now a mini-series drama starring Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace, Liam Cunningham, James D’Arcy, and Noah Emmerich on National Geographic. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.There is no cure.

In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic “hot” virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their “crashes” into the human race.

Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.

16. The Devil's Playbook: Big Tobacco, Juul, and the Addiction of a New Generation

Author: by Lauren Etter
Crown (May 25, 2021)
English
496 pages

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Big Tobacco meets Silicon Valley in this deeply reported and illuminating (The New York Times Book Review) corporate expos of what happened when two of the most notorious industries collidedand the vaping epidemic was born. The best business book I’ve read since Bad Blood.

Jonathan Eig, New York Times bestselling author of Ali: A Life Howard Willard lusted after Juul. As the CEO of tobacco giant Philip Morris’s parent company and a veteran of the industry’s long fight to avoid being regulated out of existence, he grew obsessed with a prize he believed could save his companythe e-cigarette, a product with all the addictive upside of the original without the same apparent health risks and bad press.

Meanwhile, in Silicon Valley, Adam Bowen and James Monsees began working on a device that was meant to save lives and destroy Big Tobacco, but they ended up baking the industry’s DNA into their invention’s science and marketing. Ultimately, Juul’s e-cigarette was so effective and so market-dominating that it put the company on a collision course with Philip Morris and sparked one of the most explosive public health crises in recent memory.