A series of books inspired me to write Health Care: Meet the American Dream.
Some of the other books featured in this photo, which is included on the back of Health Care: Meet the American Dream include:
Catch – 22 by Joseph Heller.
The Trial by Franz Kafka.
Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.
Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution and the Birth of Modern Nations by Craig Nelson.
Mama’s Got a Brand New Job by Janis Powers.
Let’s Find out about the Hospital by Eleanor Kay, R.N.
Bleed, Blister and Purge: A History of Medicine on the American Frontier by Volney Steele, M.D.
Essentials of Organic Chemistry by Drs. Edward J. Barrett and John C. Powers (my father).
The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong.
Merck Manual of Medical Information, Robert Berkow, M.D., Editor-in-Chief.
The Black Death by Philip Ziegler.
The New Our Bodies Ourselves. A Book by and for Women by The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective.
Hospital Interior Architecture by Jain Malkin.
Wonders of the World by Edmund Swinglehurst.
Yale: A Portrait, Photography by Steve Dunwell.
Not shown but of great importance:
Manly Health and Training. To Teach the Science of a Sound and Beautiful Body by Walt Whitman
And of course…
The Epic of America by James Truslow Adams