Division of Mathematics & Natural Sciences

Healthcare Professions

Reading List

  • Alborn, Mich. (1997). Tuesday with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and life’s Greatest Lesson.
  • Belkin, Lisa (1993) First Do No Harm. Random House
  • Barry, Susan (2009) Fixing my Gaze: A Scientist’s Journey into Seeing in Three Dimensions. Basic Books , New York.
  • Chase Marilyn (2003) The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco. Random House New York.
  • Fadiman, Anne (1997) The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, New York.
  • Gawande, Atul (2007) Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance. Picador, New York
  • Gould, Stephen Jay (1996) The Mismeasure of Man: The Definitive refutation to the argument of the Bell Curve. W & W Norton and Company New York
  • Grim, Pamela (2000) Just Here Trying to Save a few lives: Tale of Life and Death from the ER. Warner Books, New York
  • Groopman, Jerome M.D. (2007) How Doctors Think
  • Hartwick, Walter Carl (2009) Med School Rx: Getting In and Getting Through and Getting on with Doctoring. Kaplan Publishing, New York.
  • Holloway, Kris (2007) Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali. Waveland Pres Inc. Long Grove, Illinois.
  • Jadick, Richard (2007) On Call in Hell: A Doctor’s Iraq War Story. NAI Caller.
  • Lucas, Geralyn (2004) Why I Wore Lipstick to my Mastectomy. St Martin Press, New York.
  • Mukherjee, Siddhartha (2010) The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer. Scribner, New York.
  • Offit, Paul (2010) Deadly Choices: How Anti Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All. Basic Books, New York.
  • Shubin, Neil (2008) Your Inner Fish. Pantheon Books, New York.
  • Worth, Jennifer (2002) The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times. Penguin Books New York.
  • Zimmer, Carl (2001) Parasite Rex : Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures. Simon & Schuster, New York.


Ms. Mary K. Kananen
Instructor in Biology
Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Office: 216 Hawthorn Building
Phone: 814-949-5106