Each year, dozens of books are published on healthcare, health policy, public health, the history of medicine, and related fields. Some are good, but many are not. Figuring out which ones are worth reading can be time-consuming.
In this eBook, I offer thoughts, praise, and criticism on 27 popular books that deal with healthcare in one way or another. Each write-up is brief, but designed to be helpful. Selected quotes are included for each book to give you a flavor of the author's views.
If you like reading about healthcare but aren't sure what book to pick up next, this eBook should help. I wager that you will discover at least a few worthwhile books that you hadn't considered before, as well as learn some thing new about healthcare along the way.
Revolutionary Medicine by Jeanne Abrams
Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer
Unprecedented by Josh Blackman
Medical Ethics (Second Edition) by Michael Boylan
True Medical Detective Stories by Clifton K. Meador
The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
Brainwashed by Sally Satel and Scott Lilienfield
Cheating Death by Sanjay Gupta
The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Stem Cell Hope by Alice Park
In Excellent Health by Scott Atlas
The Truth About Obamacare by Sally Pipes
Saving Lives and Saving Money by Newt Gingrich
Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise by John Cogan, Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel Kessler
White Coat, Black Hat by Carl Elliott
Overhauling America's Healthcare Machine by Douglas Perednia
Reforming America's Healthcare System by Scott Atlas
Rollback by Thomas Woods
101 Ways to Save Money on Health Care by Cynthia Koelker
Health Care Reform and American Politics by Lawrence Jacobs and Theda Skocpol
No Apology by Mitt Romney
The Cure by David Gratzer
Life Without Disease by William Schwartz
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
Politically Correct, M.D. by Sally Satel
And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts
Market-Driven Health Care by Regina Herzlinger
About the Author
Jared Rhoads is a graduate student at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and a writer and analyst on health policy issues. Previously, he worked for over ten years as a researcher and consultant in the healthcare industry. He lives with his wife and son in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Find out more at jaredrhoads.com.