You’ve already seen our previous “Reads to Savor” posts about Actors and about Science Fiction. Another group of materials that might not spring to mind involves the heroic lives of medical professionals – something Hopkins folks actually know a lot about!
Here are some books by nurses and doctors whose passion for medicine have led to incredible experiences:
- Reaching Past the Wire: a nurse at Abu Ghraib (2007) — Read about Lt. Colonel Germain’s experiences at the prison during the Iraq war.
- Second Sight: Views from an Eye Doctor’s Odyssey (2011) — This Hopkins alum describes his work and his “flying eye clinic” for patients in developing countries.
- Becoming Dr. Q: my journey from migrant farm worker to brain surgeon (2011) — Be amazed by the life of JHU’s own Dr. Q (he’s also a marvelous speaker; don’t miss any opportunity to hear him).
Also, you owe it to yourself to see these films about Hopkins doctors, nurses, and med students. Follow Hopkins medical staff and students as they work with patients and live their lives at our world-famous hospital.
So, continue to kick up your heels during winter break and take a look at some of these cool reads and DVDs!
2 thoughts on “Reads to Savor: Nurses & Doctors!”
Rich, Yes, that one was one of my all-time favorites! Another really great book about learning how to become a doc is “A Surgeon’s Odyssey” (https://catalyst.library.jhu.edu/catalog/bib_44069). The author is Loyal Davis, who was Nancy Reagan’s dad (he adopted her after he and her mum were married).
Here’s a classic: https://catalyst.library.jhu.edu/catalog?q=the%20making%20of%20a%20surgeon&search_field=title& (The Making of A Surgeon, by William A. Nolen, M.D.)