Answered By: Gina Addona
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2021     Views: 4

The library has a large number of leisure reading books. When you visit the Netter Library you will find the leisure reading books marked with a green dot on the spine of the book, and our graphic novels with a red dot on the spine.

Some of our more popular titles with a medical ethics theme include:

  • Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

  • Being Mortal – Atul Gawande

  • When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi

  • How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter -- Sherwin Nuland

  • And the Band Played On – Randy Shilts

  • Five days at Memorial – Sheri Fink

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - Anne Fadiman

  • The Plague - Albert Camus 

  • Handle with Care – Jodie Picault  

  • Concussion – Jean Marie Laskas

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

  • Girl, Interrupted - Susanna Kaysen

  • Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science - Atul Gawande

Another resource for medical humanities is LitMed, which is a literature, arts and medicine database. It is a collection of literature, fine art, visual art and performing art annotations created as a dynamic, comprehensive resource for scholars, educators, students, patients, and others interested in medical humanities.

You can search LitMed here: http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/

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