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Global Health Resource Library

About the Global Health Resource Library:

The Global Health Resource Library is a small, but growing collection of books, DVDs, CDs and other resources that are related to the topic of global health. The collection lives permanently in the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), and are available for all members of the UMMS community to use.

The resources can both be used in the library, and checked out for use at home, in the hospital, or even while you are travelling on a global health experience outside of the U.S.

The books and other resources that are part of the Global Health Resource Library can be found together in the Humanities in Medicine collection, which is located near the Rare Book Room.  These resources will be tagged with a special sticker of a globe, so they can easily be identified."


If you see a book that has this label on the inside cover, then it is part of the Global Health Resource Library.

Background:
In March 2016, a small collection of books was purchased thanks to the efforts of the UMMS medical students who have led the student-led Global Health Topics In Action Optional Enrichment Elective (i.e., Raghu Appasani, Nichole Lang and Jerome Rogich from the UMMS Class of 2018; Simone Miller and Marie-Michele Sainvil from the UMMS Class of 2017), Michael Chin, Len Levin & other staff at the UMMS Lamar Soutter Library.

How to contribute:

  • We want to hear from you!  Please send us an email to suggest a book or other resource that you'd like to be added to the Global Health Resource Library.
  • We welcome your contribution!  If you'd like to contribute a book or other resource (e.g., a book that you've finished reading and want to donate to the library so other UMMS community members can use it), or if you'd like to make a financial donation so that we can make new additions to the collection, then please send us an email.

 

List of current resources available in the Global Health Resource Library

The following list is arranged alphabetically, by title.

Title Author
A Book for Midwives
This title is expected to be added in July or August 2017.
Susan Klein, et. al.
Banana: Fate of the fruit that changed the world Dan Koeppel
Betrayal of Trust Laurie Garrett
Black Man in a White Coat Damon Tweedy
Caring for Patients from Different Cultures Geri-Ann Galanti
Ciottone's Disaster Medicine Gregory Ciottone
Confessions of an Economic Hitman John Perkins
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa Dambisa Moyo
Do No Harm: How Aid Can Support Peace - Or War Mary B. Anderson
Donde no hay dentista
This title is expected to be added in July or August 2017.
Murray Dickson
Donde no hay doctor
This title is expected to be added in July or August 2017.
David Werner
Guns, Germs and Steel Jared Diamond
Haiti After the Earthquake Paul Farmer
Haiti The Aftershocks of History Laurent Dubois
Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues Paul Farmer
Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women? Susan Okin
King Leopold's Ghost Adam Hochschild
Mountains Beyond Mountains Tracy Kidder
Pedagogy of the Oppressed Paulo Freire
Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children (WHO)
This title is expected to be added in July or August 2017.
WHO
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty Abhijit Banerjee
Portfolios of the Poor: How the world's poor live on $2 Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford, Orlanda Rutheven
Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine
This title is expected to be added in July or August 2017.
Andrew Brent, Robert Davidson, Anna Seale
Reimaging Global Health Paul Farmer
Revolutionary Doctors: How Venezuela and Cuba are Changing the World's Conception of Health Care
This title is expected to be added in July or August 2017.
Steve Brouwer
The Dancing Healers: A Doctor's Journey of Healing with Native Americans Carl Hammerschlag
The End of Poverty Jeffrey Sachs
The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the quest to end poverty (this is a critical review of his millenium villages project) Nina Munk
The Lassa Ward: One Man's Fight Against One of the World's Deadliest Diseases  Ross Donaldson
The Little Black Book of International Medicine
This title is expected to be added in July or August 2017.
William Alto
The Motorcycle Diaries Ernesto Che Guevara
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander
The Price of Sugar (DVD)
This title is expected to be added in July or August 2017.
Bill Haney (Director)
The Spirit Catches you and you fall down Anne Fadiman
The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good William Easterly 
When Invisible Children Sing Chi Cheng Huang
Where there is no doctor
This title is expected to be added in July or August 2017.
David Werner

 

Resources that we would like to add to the Global Health Resource Library in the future:

Title Author
Where there is no dentist; English-language version Murray Dickson                             

 

Other library resources that may be of interest:

  • The Humanities in Medicine (HIM) Collection (at the UMMS Lamar Soutter Library: this collection includes works of classic and contemporary literature, poetry, patient and caregiver narratives and biographies, medical history, as well as film and video selections.

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