Rachel M. Minkin

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White Hot Light: Twenty-Five Years in Emergency Medicine

Recommend reading for those interested in the human story behind emergency room medicine, both the stories of those who work in that field and the stories of those who need the services. Also recommended for those who enjoy personal essay collections.

Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History

Recommended to all interested in a moving, impassioned overview of the economic and social forces of colonialism and racism that have directly impacted public health historically, during the 2014 Ebola epidemic, and today, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anti-Vaxxers: How to Challenge a Misinformed Movement

Recommended for those countering the anti-vaccination movement, as well as those with an interest in cultural and historical antecedents of the movement.

Coping with Coronavirus: How To Stay Calm and Protect Your Mental Health; A Psychological Toolkit

Recommended for those interested in mindfulness and self-help, but also for those who identify as spending too much time catching up on COVID-19 news via social media.

Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens

Recommended for readers interested in the history of science and medicine, and how human response to global issues informs and impacts pathogen research and antibacterial use.

The Opioid Fix: America’s Addiction Crisis and the Solution They Don’t Want You To Have

Recommended for anyone seeking more information about addiction treatment reform, especially those with public policy and public health interests.

Death Is but a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End

Recommended for readers interested in end-of-life care and comfort for those dying and their bereaved families, without an emphasis on religion or metaphysics.

Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness: An Essential Guide for Using Nature’s Medicine To Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and More

This gorgeously arranged work rectifies misconceptions and reframes cannabis as a potent and relatively safe medicine. A solid choice for cannabis-hesitant readers interested in learning more about its medical use.


A Woman's Guide to Cannabis: Using Marijuana To Feel Better, Look Better, Sleep Better—and Get High Like a Lady.

With recipes, dosing levels for first-timers, and how to talk to one's mom about using cannabis medicinally, this text covers many aspects of medicinal and recreational use. For women interested in a friendly, nonjudgmental means to learning more about cannabis use.

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