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Block 1 Readings: Home

Access to textbooks for block 1 2020



All course reserve textbooks are currently located at the Allen Memorial Library. 

These books are not available for check out.  If you have any questions please

contact the CHSL Reference Department at:



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

Wilkerson, Isabel, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.  ISBN-13 : 978-0593230251  On Order

Skochelak, S., Hawkins, R., Lawson, L., Starr, S., Borkan, J., Gonzalo, J., Health Systems Science, 2nd Edition ISBN: 9780323694629. On Reserve at the Allen Memorial Library, W 84 AA1 H434hs 2021. NOTE: The AMA is offering free access to its Health System Science Learning Series modules online

Bodenheimer, T, Grumbach, K. Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach, 8th Edition. 2020. Chapters 2-6.



Straus, SE, Glasziou, P, Richardson WS, Haynes, RB. Evidence-based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach It, 5th Edition. 2019.  (Recommend individual purchase as this text comes with reference cards and will be useful throughout medical school and into practice.)

Askin, E, Moore, N. The Health Care Handbook: A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System. 2nd ed. 2014. (*Available as a Kindle book for $8.99.)  On Reserve at the Allen Memorial Library W 84 A835h2 2014 ( *Available as a Kindle book for $8.99)  This book will be available via PDF in Canvas     .

Reid, TR. The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care. 2009

Gordis, L. Epidemiology, 6th edition. 2019.

Motulsky, H. Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking. 4th ed. 2018.  

Glanville, J, Kuo, J. New to Cleveland: A Guide to (Re)Discovering the City. 2011. Available at the KSL Stacks 3rd Floor, F 499.C6 G546n 2011. (Books can also be purchased from the CWRU Bookstore or 2nd year medical students.) Copy for CHSL on order




Golan, David E. Principles of Pharmacology: The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug

Therapy. 2017 4th ed.

(A clear, readable textbook that covers fundamental principles of pharmacology. Most assigned readings will be from this text.)

Brunton, Laurence. Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. (Only a few required readings from this text)


Katzung, Bertram G. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 2018 14th ed.

Katzung, Trevor, & Kruidering-Hall eds. Katzung & Trevor’s Pharmacology: Examination & Board Review. 2018 12th ed.