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Optional Readings

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Optional Readings/Additional Resources:


Suggested Readings:

  • The Principles and Practice of Narrative Medicine by Rita Charon

  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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

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

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

  • Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice Paperback by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

  • Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

  • You're the Only One I've Told: The Stories Behind Abortion by Dr. Meera Shah

  • What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

  • Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington

  • Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure by Eli Clare

  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

  • The Undying by Anne Boyer

  • Under the Skin by Linda Villarosa

  • Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century by Dorothy Roberts

  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

  • Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology by Deirdre Cooper Owens

  • The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

  • Dreamland by Sam Quiones

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