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Block 1 Textbooks 2020-2021: 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:



Eberhardt, Jennifer, L., Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. (One person at a time can access this eBook for a maximum of three days.) It is available for purchase from the Barnes and Noble website.  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.) 

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

Skochelak, S., Hawkins, R., Lawson, L., Starr, S., Borkan, J., Gonzalo, J., Health Systems Science, 2nd Edition. On Order. (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.)

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. 3rd ed. 2014.  4th edition on order.

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.