DSECT Reading List

DSECT Reading List


The following books related to drug safety and effectiveness, health care, or scientific concepts have been recommended by DSECT mentors and alumni for your enjoyment. If you would like to recommend a book, please contact the DSECT program coordinator (admin@safeandeffectiverx.com).

Happy reading!

Our list of recommendations so far include:

Book TitleAuthor
A Terrible Beauty: The People and Ideas that Shape the Modern WorldPeter Watson
A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the ElderlyJohn Sloan
Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics WriteHelen Sword
Bad Blood John Carreyrou
Better Atul Gawande
Crossing the quality chasmCommittee on Quality of Health Care in America
Dispensing with the TruthAlicia Mundy
Emperor of all MaladiesSiddartha Mukherjee
First Do No Harm: Making Sense of Canadian Health ReformTerrence Sullivan and Patricia Baranek
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity David Allen
Health Advocacy Inc Sharon Batt
How Doctors Think Jerome Groopman
How to Lie with Statistics Darrell Huff
Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for HealthcareClay Christensen
Leading Leaders: How to Manage Smart, Talented, Rich and Powerful PeopleJeswald W. Salacuse
Mentorship in Academic MedicineSharon Straus and David Sackett
On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity with Big Business Can Endanger Your HealthJerome Kassirer
Over-Diagnosed Making People Sick in the Pursuit of HealthGilbert Welch
Overdose: how excessive government regulation stifles pharmaceutical innovationRichard Epstein
Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription DrugsJerry Avorn
Prescribing by Numbers: Drugs and the Definition of DiseaseJeremy Greene
Prescription for ExcellenceMichael Rachlis
Science Business: the promise the reality and the future of biotechGary P Pisano
Selling SicknessRay Monihan
Start with WhySimon Sinek
Statistics: Your Chance for Happiness (or Misery)Xiao-Li Meng
Struck by Lightening: The Curious World of ProbabilitiesJeffrey Rosenthal
Take as DirectedRhonda Church & Neil MacKinnon
The $800 Million Dollar Pill Merrill Goozner
The Boy in the Moon: A Father's Search for his Disabled SonIan Brown
The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksRebecca Skloot
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA isJames D Watson
The Drug TrialMirian Shuchman
The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health CareClayton Christense, Jerome Grossman and Jason Hwang
The Night Shift: Real Life in the Heart of the ERBrian Goldman
The NumeratiStephan Baker
The Panic VirusSeth Mnookin
The Patient Will See You NowEric Topol
The Social Life of Information John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid
The Taming of ChanceIan Hacking
The Truth About Drug CompaniesMarcia Angell
Thinking Fast and SlowDaniel Kahneman
To Err is Human: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America
Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public LifeTheodore Porter
Weaving the WebTim Berners-Lee and Mark Fischetti
What is this thing called Science?A. F. Chalmers
What the Future Looks LikeJim Al-Khalili
When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Search for Human SubjectsAdriana Petryna
WriteHelen Sword
The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human SubjectsRoberto Abadie