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Book Review – Being Mortal

Being Mortal is an honest and thought-provoking work about the journey between life and death, and the handling of end of life issues.  Author Atul Gawande provides a sobering yet constructive account of the aging population and quality of care practices. Gawande discusses the lack of understanding between health, survival, and well-being, and how it affects aging and end of life care. Real BeingMortalPiclife stories and experiences are spread throughout the text, with many illustrating a need for change.

Being Mortal is a refreshing look at the limits of humanity with practical ideas for transforming existing philosophies. It is a must-read for all health care professionals, policy makers, caretakers, and anyone who is interested in lifelong well-being.

 

About the author:

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and Chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally. Additionally, Gawande has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1998, and has written three New York Times best sellers: Complications, Better, and The Checklist Manifesto.

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Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard News Office

 

This book is available at the Briscoe Library. For more information check the library catalog.

Andrea N. Schorr
Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

E-book Purchase Part of UT System Pilot Project

 

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The UT Health Science Center Libraries have acquired more than 150 Elsevier/ScienceDirect e-books as part of an Evidence-Based, Demand Driven Acquisitions project funded by the University of Texas System Board of Regents. The project began in 2013 and was designed to increase e-book content for UT System libraries, while focusing on user needs. All of the newly purchased titles have a 2013 publication date and cover subjects such as biomedical science, medicine, microbiology, chemistry, computer science, and more. A full list of these titles can be found in the library catalog.

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A second round in the Demand Driven program is currently underway, and includes a selection of 2014 Elsevier/ScienceDirect e-book titles. Browsing of these titles in encouraged since purchases are dependent on user participation. To view a full list of the 2014 titles click here.

All Elsevier/ScienceDirect e-books can also be browsed through the library’s database page.

Questions about the library’s electronic and print book collection can be sent to Andrea Schorr, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian, schorr@uthscsa.edu.

Featured New Books for August 2014

AACN essentials of critical care nursing, 3rd ed. / [edited by] Suzanne M. Burns. 
New York : McGraw Hill Education, 2014. 
WY 154 A111 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

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AACN essentials of progressive care nursing, 3rd ed. / [edited by] Suzanne M. Burns. 
New York : McGraw-Hill Education/Medical, 2014. 
WY 154 A1114 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

ACCN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing

DNA repair in cancer therapy [electronic resource] :
molecular targets and clinical applications /
edited by Mark Kelley. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 
DNA repair in cancer therapy

Infectious complications in cancer patients / Valentina Stosor, Teresa R. Zembower, editors. 
Cham ; New York : Springer, c2014. 
QZ 200 I435 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Infectious Complications in Cancer Patients 

Infectious diseases : a clinical short course, 3rd ed. /
Frederick S. Southwick. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2014. 
WC 100 S728i 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Infectious Diseases: a clinical short course

Introduction to reference sources in the health sciences, 6th ed. /
compiled and edited by Jeffrey T. Huber, Susan Swogger. 
Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014. 
ZWB 100 R784i 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences

Nothing but the tooth [electronic resource] : a dental odyssey /
Barry K. B. Berkovitz. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Nothing but the Tooth: a dental odyssey

The physician’s guide to eye care, 4th ed. / Jonathan D. Trobe ;
developed in cooperation with American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians. 
San Francisco, Calif. : American Academy of Ophthalmology, c2012. 
WW 140 T843p 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Physician's Guide to Eye Care

South Texas health status review [electronic resource] /
Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

South Texas Health Status Review

USMLE step 2 secrets, 4th ed. / Theodore X. O’Connell. 
Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier Saunders, c2014. 
WB 18.2 B836u 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

USMLE Step 2 Secrets

Women and health, 2nd ed. [electronic resource] / edited by Marlene B. Goldman,
Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Women & Health

 

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Featured New Books for July 2014

Adams and Victor’s principles of neurology, 10th ed. [electronic resource] / Allan H. Ropper, Martin A. Samuels, Joshua P. Klein. New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record  

Adam's and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 10th ed.

Current medical diagnosis & treatment 2014 [electronic resource] / edited by Maxine A. Papadakis, Stephen J. McPhee, associate editor Michael W. Rabow. New York : McGraw-Hill  Medical, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2014

Davis’s drug guide for nurses, 14th ed. [electronic resource] / April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski, Judith Hopfer Deglin. Philadelphia : F.A. Davis, c2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 14th ed.

Developing global health programming : a guidebook for medical and professional schools, 2nd ed. [edited by] Jessica Evert, Paul Drain, Thomas Hall. San Francisco : Global Health Education Collaborations Press, 2014. WA 18 D489 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Developing Global Health Programming: a guidebook for medical and professional schools

Health sciences librarianship / edited by M. Sandra Wood. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Z 675.M4 H434 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Health Sciences Librarianship edited by M. Sandra Wood

Inheritance : how our genes change our lives– and our lives change our genes / Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, with Matthew D. LaPlante. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
QZ 50 M687i 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Inheritance: how good genes change our lives

Pediatric neuroimaging, 5th ed. / A. James Barkovich, Charles Raybaud. Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2012.
WS 340 B256p 2012.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Pediatric Neuroimaging, 5th ed. 2012

Physician salary & benefits report 2014 : hospital-based and group practice. Oakland , N.J. : Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service, c2014.
WX 16 P578 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Physician Salary & Benefits Report 2014

Seidel’s guide to physical examination, 8th ed. / Jane W. Ball, Joyce E. Dains, John A. Flynn, Barry S. Solomon, Rosalyn W. Stewart. St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier/Mosby, c2015.
WB 205 M894 2015.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination, 8th ed. 2015

Where there is no doctor : a village health care handbook / by David Werner with Carol Thuman and Jane Maxwell ; with drawings by David Werner. New rev. ed., 13th printing Palo Alto, Calif., U.S.A. : Hesperian Foundation, c2013.WA 39 W492w 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Where there is No Doctor: a village health care handbook, 2013 reprint

 

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Featured New Books for June 2014

The 5-minute clinical consult 2015, 23rd ed. [electronic resource] /
edited by Frank Domino, Robert A. Baldor,
Jeremy Golding, Jill A. Grimes.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Current protocols select : imaging and microscopy / edited by Simon C. Watkins, Claudette M. St.
Croix, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c2013.
QH 205.2 C976 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Cheating lessons : learning from academic dishonesty / James M. Lang.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2013.
LB 3609 L269c 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Recognizing and treating breathing disorders [electronic resource] : a multidisciplinary approach, 2nd ed. /
by Leon Chaitow, Christopher Gilbert, Dinah Morrison.
Oxford : Churchill Livingstone, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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ADEA official guide to dental schools 2014 : for students entering fall 2015 /
ADEA ; contributor Paul Garrard ; editor Nancy Lang.
Washington, D.C. : American Dental Education Association, c2014.
WU 19 A512a 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

ADEA

 

Clinical dermatology / [edited by] Carol Soutor, Maria K. Hordinsky.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education/Medical, c2013.
WR 140 C6415 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Quantitative MRI of the spinal cord / edited by Julien Cohen-Adad, Claudia A.M. Wheeler-Kingshott.
Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2014.
WL 400 Q1 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Understanding global health, 2nd ed. [electronic resource] / edited by William H. Markle, Melanie A. Fisher, Raymond A. Smego, Jr.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Anatomy of writing for publication for nurses, 2nd ed. / Cynthia Saver.
Indianapolis, Ind. : Sigma Theta Tau International, c2014.
WZ 345 A535 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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For a complete list of new titles added in the month of June click here.

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Featured New Books for November 2014

Basic molecular protocols in neuroscience [electronic resource] : tips, tricks, and pitfalls
John T. Corthell. Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Basic Molecular Protocols in Neuroscience: tips, tricks, and pitfalls

Cancer drug design and discovery, 2nd ed.  [electronic resource] / Stephen Neidle, School of Pharmacy,
University College London. Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Elsevier, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

CancerDrugDiscoveryDesign

Cognition, intelligence, and achievement [electronic resource] : a tribute to J. P. Das
edited by Timothy C. Papadopoulos, Rauno K. Parrila, John R. Kirby. London : Academic Press, c2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Cognition, Intelligence, and Achievement: a tribute to J.P. Das

Current diagnosis & treatment [electronic resource] : pediatrics, 22nd ed.
edited by William W. Hay, Jr. [and others]. New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Current Diagnosis & Treatment : Pediatrics 22nd ed.

Demystifying the Institutional Repository for Success [electronic resource] / Marianne A. Buehler.
Oxford : Chandos Publishing, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Demystifying the Institutional Repository for Success

Dental implant prosthetics, 2nd ed.  [electronic resource] / Carl E. Misch.
St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier Mosby, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Dental Implant Prosthetics, 2nd ed.

Dream science [electronic resource] : exploring the forms of consciousness / J.F. Pagel.
Oxford : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Dream Science : exploring the forms of consciousness

Essentials of stem cell biology, 3rd ed.  [electronic resource] / edited by Robert Lanza, Anthony Atala.
San Diego, CA : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Essentials of Stem Cell Biology, 3rd ed.

Handbook of nutrition, diet and the eye [electronic resource] / edited by Victor R. Preedy.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Heart and toxins [electronic resource] / Meenakshisundaram Ramachandran, editor.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Heart and Toxins

Human memory  [electronic resource] : a constructivist view / Mary B. Howes and Geoffrey O’Shea.
Amsterdam : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Human Memory : a constructivist view

Schwartz’s principles of surgery, 10th ed. [electronic resource] / editor-in-chief, F. Charles Brunicardi.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Schwartz's Principles of Surgery , 10th ed.

Symptom to diagnosis [electronic resource] : an evidence-based guide, 3rd ed.
Scott D.C. Stern, Adam S. Cifu, Diane Altkorn. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Symptom to Diagnosis, 3rd ed.

 

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Featured New Books for October 2014

NBDE. Part 1, Secrets : study guide : your key to exam success.
Beaumont, Tex : Mometrix Media, 2014.
WU 18.2 N2773 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

NBDE part 1 secrets study guide

Mosby’s review for the NBDE, 2nd ed. / edited by Frank Dowd, DDS, PhD.
St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier Mosby, c2015.
WU 18.2 M8945 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Mosby's review for the NBDE

DentEssentials : high-yield NBDE part 1 review, 4th ed. / [lead authors/editors, Michael S. Manley, Leslie D. Manley]. New York, NY : Kaplan Publishing, c2012.
WU 18.2 D4145 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

DentEssentials: high-yield NBDE part 1

Complementary and alternative therapies for nursing practice, 4th ed. / Karen Lee Fontaine.
Boston : Pearson, c2015.
WY 86.5 F678c 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Complementary & alternative therapies

Current medical diagnosis & treatment 2015 [electronic resource]/ edited by Maxine A. Papadakis, Stephen J. McPhee, associate editor Michael W. Rabow. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2015

Review of medical microbiology and immunology, 14th ed. [electronic resource] / Warren Levinson.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Review of medical microbiology and immunology

Resident readiness : internal medicine [electronic resource] / [edited by] Debra L. Klamen and Susan Thompson Hingle. New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Resident readiness : internal medicine

Pathophysiology of disease [electronic resource] : an introduction to clinical medicine, 7th ed. / edited by Stephen J. McPhee, Gary D. Hammer. New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Pathophysiology of disease 7th ed.

Sherris medical microbiology [electronic resource], 6th ed. / editors, Kenneth J. Ryan, C. George Ray.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education/Medical, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Sherris medical microbiology

Featured New Books for September 2014

Ashcraft’s Pediatric Surgery [electronic resource], 6th ed. / [edited by] George W. Holcomb III, J. Patrick Murphy and Daniel J. Ostlie. London ; New York : Saunders/Elsevier, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Ashcraft's Pediatric Surgery, 6th ed.

Atlas of clinical sleep medicine [electronic resource], 2nd ed. / [edited by] Meir H. Kryger, MD, Alon Y. Avidan, MD, MPH, Richard B. Berry, MD. Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2nd ed.

Atlas of pain injection techniques [electronic resource], 2nd ed./ Therese O’Connor and Steven E. Abram. Oxford : Churchill Livingstone, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Atlas of Pain Injection Techniques, 2nd ed.

Chapman & Nakielny’s aids to radiological differential diagnosis [electronic resource], 6th ed. / edited by Stephen G. Davies. Edinburgh : Saunders/Elsevier, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Chapman & Nakielny's Radiological Diff Diag. 6th ed.

Essentials of dental radiography for dental assistants and hygienists, 9th ed. / Evelyn M. Thomson, Orlen N. Johnson. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson, c2012.
WN 230 D367e 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Essentials of Dental Radiology for Dental Assistants and Hygienists, 9th ed.

First aid for the USMLE step 2 CS, 5th ed. / Tao Le … [et al.]. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2014.
WB 18.2 L433 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS, 5th ed.

Illustrated anatomy of the head and neck, 4th ed. / Margaret J. Fehrenbach, Susan W. Herring. St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2012.
WE 18.2 F296i 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck, 4th ed.

Pain genetics [electronic resource] : basic to translational science / edited by Inna Belfer, Luda Diatchenko. Ames, Iowa : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Pain Genetics

Understanding clinical papers [electronic resource], 3rd ed. / David Bowers, Allan House, David Owens, Bridgette Bewick. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Understanding Clinical Papers, 3rd ed.

Yen & Jaffe’s reproductive endocrinology [electronic resource] : physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical management, 7th ed. / [edited by] Jerome F. Strauss III, Robert Barbieri. Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology

 

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Historical Anatomy Books on Display April 12

Illustration of Body Muscles

The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will be holding an exhibit of rare and historical anatomical texts on April 12 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Nixon Reading Room and the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library. View a 1st edition of De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem by Andreas Vesalius published in 1543 and a 1481 edition of De Medicina by Aulus Cornelius Celsus, the Nixon Library’s oldest book. The display is open to the general public, and all are welcome to come see these treasures up close.

For more information on the collections of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library or to arrange a book display or tour, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.

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