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New Ebooks at the Health Sciences Library

Below are a few of the books we’ve recently added to our online collection.

Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.


Assessment of Feigned Cognitive Impairment : A Neuropsychological Perspective

Assessment of Feigned Cognitive Impairment: a Neuropsychological Perspective 

The go-to resource for clinical and forensic practice has now been significantly revised with 85% new material, reflecting the tremendous growth of the field. Leading authorities synthesize the state of the science on symptom feigning in cognitive testing and present evidence-based recommendations for distinguishing between credible and noncredible performance. A wide range of performance validity tests (PVTs) and symptom validity tests (SVTs) are critically reviewed and guidelines provided for applying them across differing cognitive domains and medical, neurological, and psychiatric conditions. The book also covers validity testing in forensic settings and with particular populations, such as ethnic and linguistic minority group members.


Tactical Medicine EssentialsTactical Medicine Essentials

Designed for EMS and medical professionals at all levels of training, Tactical Medicine Essentials, Second Edition provides the foundation needed to become a world-class tactical medical provider (TMP). Written by an experienced team of authors from diverse backgrounds, this text covers the essential curriculum of tactical medicine, including tactical patient assessment, expedient extrication and evacuation, and self-defense skills.



Prehabilitation for Cancer Surgery

Prehabilitation for Cancer Surgery

Prehabilitation is a unique concept that is becoming popular day-by-day. It began from the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program and has found importance in almost all of the surgeries now. The book possibly being the first on prehabilitation globally introduces the concept, describes the methods of functional assessment of the patients scheduled for extensive cancer surgery, and ways of pre-optimisation.



Language and Literacy Connections : Interventions for School-Age Children and Adolescents

Language and Literacy Connections: Intervention for School-age Children and Adolescents 

Language and Literacy Connections: Intervention for School-Age Children and Adolescents takes readers on a path of knowledge steeped in principles and practical applications. This much-needed new text uniquely integrates language learning and disorders and literacy together in a coherent and cohesive narrative that covers the challenges facing school-age students from early elementary levels through high school. Using past and current research and interventions from speech-language pathology (SLP) and reading and literacy arenas, the authors present transcripts, cases, and detailed intervention sessions to provide a template for daily practice. The text raises questions relating to “why am I doing this?” and provides some answers to this most complex, yet basic, question.


Complications in Laparoscopic Surgery : A Guide to Prevention and Management

Complications in Laparoscopic Surgery: a Guide to Prevention and Management 

This book is a detailed guide to the intra- and postoperative complications that may arise during the most frequently used laparoscopic techniques, with explanation of how and at what point in time they may arise, what can be done to avoid them, and how to deal with them if they do occur. Individual chapters, each written by an expert in the area, focus on the complications associated with the creation of pneumoperitoneum, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic management of gastroesophageal reflux disease, colorectal laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive spleen surgery, and laparoscopic hernia repair (TAPP and TEP).

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services New Ebooks at the Health Sciences Library

New Ebooks at the Health Sciences Library

Below are a few of the books we’ve recently added to our online collection.

Have a purchase recommendation? You can request a book for your teaching or research using this form.


Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practice Guidelines

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Practice Guidelines 

In quick-reference format, this system-based text describes more than 90 common conditions health providers are likely to see in their acute care practice. In this interprofessionally contributed text, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and physician authors provide expert insight into each condition, enabling readers to categorize symptoms, be alert to the distinguishing features of disease symptoms and clusters, and find associated diagnoses. Comprehensive descriptions of conditions encompass definitions, incidence, pathophysiology, common signs and symptoms, vital subjective and pertinent physical exam data, differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests, and evaluation and management plans.


Nutrition and Functional Foods in Boosting Digestion, Metabolism and Immune Health

Nutrition and Functional Foods in Boosting Digestion, Metabolism and Immune Health 

The book addresses salient gastrointestinal features involved in healthy digestion pathophysiology, including coverage of the enzyme-microbiome connection and linkage, features of indigestion problems, roles of traditional and conventional ethnic foods, structurally diverse digestive enzymes, drugs, nutraceuticals and novel digestive formulations. In addition, the book addresses technological breakthroughs that have led to recent, novel discoveries and outlines nutritional guidelines and recommendations to achieve healthy digestion. This book is a useful resource for nutrition researchers, nutritionists, physicians working in the field of digestive health, pharmacists, food experts, health professionals, nurses and general practitioners, public health officials and those teaching or studying related fields.


Essentials of Public Health Research Methods

Essentials of Public Health Research Methods 

Essentials of Public Health Research Methods is specifically written for undergraduate students studying public health who want to fully understand the range of research methods as applied to public health. Using the circular model of public health research as an overarching framework, Essentials of Public Health Research Methods provides a clear, time-tested methodology that leads students step-by-step through the research process — from framing the questions, identifying the study design and choosing methodology to collecting and analyzing data, and disseminating research findings. By following this process, students learn about various facets of public health, while also learning how to select and apply various research methodologies.


Crowley's an Introduction to Human Disease: Pathology and Pathophysiology Correlations : Pathology and Pathophysiology Correlations

Crowley’s an Introduction to Human Disease: Pathology and Pathophysiology Correlations 

Updated to keep pace with the many changes in the field, Crowley’s An Introduction to Human Disease: Pathology and Pathophysiology Correlations, Eleventh Edition provides readers with a clear, well-illustrated explanation of the structural and functional changes associated with disease, the clinical manifestations of disease, and how to determine treatment. It reflects current information on the parthenogenesis of infectious disease and how changes in the genome are expressed as disease. The first chapters of the text discuss general concepts and diseases affecting the body as a whole. Later chapters consider the various organ systems and their diseases.


Reconnecting After Isolation: Aoping with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, PTSD, and More Reconnecting after Isolation Coping with Anxiety, Depression, Grief, PTSD, and More

Although spending time alone for short periods may be restorative and helpful, unintentional or involuntary isolation can have profound detrimental effects on emotional and physical health. We all need social interaction and meaningful relationships in our lives to be well and thrive. Without them, we flounder. In Reconnecting after Isolation, Dr. Susan J. Noonan draws on our collective experience of the COVID-19 pandemic to help readers deal with the emotional impact of social isolation. Speaking as both a provider and recipient of mental health care services, Noonan combines her professional and personal experiences in an evidence- based and practical guide. Drawing on meticulous research and interviews with four psychologists, she outlines steps to overcome the emotional trauma of isolation.

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New Ebook Highlight: The Washington Manual of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

We’ve recently added The Washington Manual of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement by MU Health Care Chief Quality Officer Dr. Emily Fondahn to our online collection.

Concise, portable, and user-friendly, The Washington Manual of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement covers essential information in every area of this complex field. With a focus on improving systems and processes, preventing errors, and promoting transparency, this practical reference provides an overview of PS/QI fundamentals, as well as insight into how these principles apply to a variety of clinical settings.

Part of the popular Washington Manual series, this unique volume provides the knowledge and skills necessary for an effective, proactive approach to patient safety and quality improvement.

You can access the book online.


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

home Resources and Services Take A (Reading) Bite Out of Shark Week

Take A (Reading) Bite Out of Shark Week

It’s Shark Week! 🦈 And of course we have some books to celebrate!


The secret life of sharksThe secret lives of sharks: a leading marine biologist reveals the mysteries of shark behavior

Marine biologist Pete Klimley swims with the sharks. He was one of the first scientists to free-dive among sharks, and he has spent nearly thirty years studying shark behavior, sometimes swimming in schools of several hundred sharks. From his firsthand observations he has learned that sharks are not the vicious man-eaters that we imagine, but fascinating animals with complex behaviors.


Are You Smarter Than a Shark? : Learn How Sharks Survive in Their Watery World – 100+ Facts About Sharks!Are You Smarter Than a Shark

People once thought that sharks weren’t very smart. It turns out those people were WRONG! Wise-cracking sharks set the record straight in this funny, fact-filled book for young shark lovers. Sharks have their own way of thinking. And their way of thinking has made them one of the top predators in the ocean. Sharks can sniff out injured animals over great distances. As hunters, they use their special electro-sense to zero in on hidden prey. They have taste buds in their razor-sharp teeth. And, like people, sharks are playful and curious, and they can learn and remember. In Are You Smarter Than…A Shark?, discover what makes a shark a shark, and what makes them different from other fish.


Sharks: the perfect predatorsSharks the perfect predators

Fascinating, graceful, and powerful, sharks are the sea’s most feared predators, and this new guide sympathetically examines their physiological, anatomical, and behavioral adaptations. Stunning photographs complement the most complete and updated information on the diets and predatory tactics of these ferocious, misunderstood, and endangered animals. Answers are provided to a myriad of questions, such as What predatory tactics do sharks use to catch their prey? Why do some attack humans? and Which animals are especially vulnerable to shark predation?


surprising sharksSurprising sharks

Introduces many different species of sharks, pointing out such characteristics as the small size of the dwarf lantern shark and the physical characteristics and behavior that makes sharks killing machines.



Sharks The Animal Answer GuideSharks: the animal answer guide 

Do sharks lay eggs or give birth to live young? Do sharks sleep? How long do they live? How likely are shark attacks? This book answers your questions about some of nature’s most misunderstood animals.Answering every conceivable question about sharks, authors Gene Helfman and George H. Burgess describe the fascinating biology, behavior, diversity (there are more than 1,000 species worldwide), and cultural importance of sharks, their close relationship to skates and rays, and their critical role in healthy ecosystems.Helfman and Burgess take readers on a round-the-world tour of shark habitats, which include oceans as well as lakes and even rivers (as far up the Mississippi as St. Louis).

The Tiger Shark TheTiger Shark

A set of stripes and an insatiable appetite link the tiger shark to its earthbound namesake. The voracious fish will eat just about anything from sea turtles to trashed tires. Its unrestrained appetite puts it among the top three most dangerous sharks. Get up close and personal with one of the ocean’s most fearsome predators in this exciting book for growing readers.



The sharks of North AmericaSharks of North America

Which species of sharks live within 500 nautical miles of North American shores, and what do we know about them? Jose I. Castro’s The Sharks of North America is the first comprehensive book in sixty years to address these questions, and it does so with unrivaled authority and aesthetic detail. The 135 comprehensive species accounts summarize the present knowledge. Each begins with the etymology of a species’ common and scientific names, followed by the description, identifying characteristics, geographic range, biology, reproduction, location of nurseries, growth and longevity, and relation to humans. These accounts synthesize decades of research and first-hand examination of sharks collected in fisheries and research operations across the continent. They are thorough, current, and dispel many myths and misunderstandings found in the scientific and popular literature


Draw 50 sharks, whales, and other sea creaturesDraw 50 sharks whales, and other sea creature

Lee Ames, together with Warren Budd, present 50 inhabitants of the deep in step-by-step sketches. “Includes no less than 11 kinds of sharks and 13 animals of the whale family.”




Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Summer reads for doctors — or anyone interested in medicine

Summer reads for doctors — or anyone interested in medicine

Alexandra Mazzarisi, AAMC Outreach Specialist, and Stacy Weiner, Senior Staff Writer at the Association of American Medical Colleges recently curated a list of 10 summer reads for doctors or anyone interested in medicine.

From the intricacies of the immune system to the first year of residency, these books cover the compelling, the strange, and the meaningful aspects of medicine — as well as the personal triumphs and tragedies of life as a doctor.

What’s it like to hold a heart in your hand, cut open a skull, scramble to save your husband’s life, face deep-seated sexism or racism in medicine, or make split-second, high-stakes decisions for patients?

Below are a few from the list that you can request from the Health Sciences Library or from Mobius.

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande, MD, MPH

Performing surgery can be an exhilarating opportunity to heal and an intense gamble with dangerously high stakes, notes Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, a New Yorker columnist and surgeon at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In Complications, Gawande shares chilling tales of physician errors and complex stories of medical mysteries. He holds up a mirror to both doctors and patients, from the burned-out doctor who regrettably refuses to quit to the boy with a football-sized tumor enveloping his lung. Gawande also explores major issues in medicine, including how hospitals can train young doctors while protecting patients from inexperience. Throughout, he makes clear that, with a closer look, one can see just “how messy, uncertain, and also surprising medicine turns out to be.”


Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh, CBE, FRCS

Henry Marsh, CBEM FRCS, one of Britain’s foremost neurosurgeons, has spent decades operating on the human brain: the home of all thought, feeling, reason, and memory. In Do No Harm, Marsh reviews some of his greatest triumphs and most painful failures, honestly sharing the stress of surgeries — sometimes lasting 10 hours or more — in which a minor misstep can cause horrible damage. This New York Times bestseller is an intimate look inside the organ Marsh calls “as great as the stars at night.” But it’s also a glimpse into the hearts of the physicians who have the blessing and the burden of tinkering inside it.


Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life by Suzanne Koven, MD

Watching a new class of interns, Suzanne Koven, MD, a primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, felt an urge to pen them a missive describing what she wished she had known early in her career. “Even more, I yearned to tell my younger self what I wished I’d known,” she notes in Letter to a Young Female Physician. Koven’s decades of experience include varied forms of sexism, including being told that “no self-respecting man would go to a lady urologist.” But her dedication to medicine is staunch, manifest in her decision to volunteer in a COVID-19 clinic despite concerns about her own health. Koven also honestly reveals her many moments of insecurity as a provider, as a mother, and as a daughter who failed to recognize her mother’s heart disease. From burnout to body image, she shares her personal journey toward a deeper appreciation of her gifts and a greater acceptance of her imperfections.


An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives by Matt Ritchel

Given the impact of the coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccines on the immune systems of millions of people around the world, few topics may be as compelling or timely as immunology. Written before the pandemic but powerfully describing the intricate mechanism that can heal cuts, fight cancer, and battle viruses, An Elegant Defense weaves together biology, research, and medical history with four patients’ personal experiences — including a childhood friend of author Matt Ritchel. Ritchel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist, takes readers on an intimate exploration of the body’s primary defense mechanism and its ability to heal or hurt.


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.

home Locations, Resources and Services The Odd-Fellows’ Offering, vol.11 (1852)

The Odd-Fellows’ Offering, vol.11 (1852)

We’re often awed by the beautiful bookplates and illustrations we find at the University of Missouri Library Depositories, and some of the most impressive we’ve come across of late are from volume 11 of The Odd-Fellows’ Offering. Published in 1852, this volume is part of the series collecting “gems of American literature by distinguished members of the order and other eminent writers.” While we work to make it available for check out, why not have a look at some of the other volumes, available online through https://www.hathitrust.org/.

The Bibliophile


Original image taken from Album Lokner : artes y letras published 1898, Madrid.