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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:




Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and DoEberhardt, Jennifer, L., Print copy available at KSL.(This book discussion will be within the IQ groups and be facilitated by second year medical students on July 29, and July 30, 2020.)  

What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.  Hanna Attisha, Mona. Print copy in Law Library Stacks, RA1231.L4H34 2018.  (This book discussion will be within the IQ groups and be facilitated by second year medical students on July 13, 2020.)

Health Systems Science, 2nd ed. On Order.  Print copy of 1st ed. W 84 AA1 H434hs 2017.  NOTE: The AMA is offering free access to its Health System Science Learning Series modules online.

Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach, Bodenheimer, T, Grumbach, K 8th ed. 2020 Chapters 2-6.  Print copy of 7th ed. WA 540 AA1 B666u7 2016


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

The Health Care Handbook: A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System, Askin, E, Moore, N. 2nd ed. 2014.  W 84 A835h2 2014   (Available as a Kindle book for $8.99)

The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care. Reid, TR. 2009. Also available at KSL in the stacks. W 84.1 R358h 2009.

Epidemiology, Gordis, L. 6th ed. 2019. Print copy of 5th ed. WA 105 G661e5 2014.

Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking, Motulsky, H. 3rd ed. 2014.  WA 950 M922i3 2014

New to Cleveland: A Guide to (Re)Discovering the City. Glanville, J, Kuo, J 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.)



Pharmacology texts are available through online CWRU resources so purchase of the books is optional.


Principles of Pharmacology: The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy, Golan, David E4th ed. 2017. QV 38 P957p4 2017 (A clear, readable textbook that covers fundamental principles of pharmacology. Most assigned readings will be from this text.) 

Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of TherapeuticsBrunton, Laurence. 13th ed. 2018. QV 4 G653p13 2017. (Only a few required readings from this text.) 


Basic and Clinical PharmacologyKatzung, Bertram G. 14th ed. 2018. QV 4 B311b14 2018 

Katzung & Trevor’s Pharmacology: Examination & Board ReviewKatzung, Trevor, & Kruidering-Hall eds. 12th ed. 2018. QV 18.2 T815p12 2018