Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons With Racism in Medicine by Uché Blackstock, MDSecond-generation physician Dr. Uché Blackstock recounts her education and career in medicine and describes how her experiences in both areas inspired her to found Advancing Health Equity, an organization dedicated to dismantling systemic racism in healthcare. Further reading: Sickening by Anne Pollock; Under the Skin by Linda Villarosa; Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington.
Our Moon: How Earth's Celestial Companion Transformed the Planet, Guided Evolution... by Rebecca BoyleIn this "appealing literary trip to the moon" (Booklist), science journalist Rebecca Boyle explores the origins of our Moon, its effects on the geology and atmosphere of Earth, its cultural significance, and ongoing human attempts to solve its mysteries. You might also like: The Moon: A History for the Future by Oliver Morton.
Transient and Strange: Notes on the Science of Life by Nell GreenfieldboyceNPR science correspondent Nell Greenfieldboyce "dazzles with her auspicious first outing" (Publishers Weekly), an essay collection that blends scientific inquiry and memoir. Try these next: How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures by Sabrina Imbler; Twenty Square Feet of Skin by Megan Baxter.
Blood: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation by Jen GunterIn candid, no-nonsense style, gynecologist Dr. Jen Gunter (The Vagina Bible) talks menstruation: the facts, the myths, and the real-world effects of the medical establishment's disinclination to study or develop effective treatments for conditions such as endometriosis or PMDD. You might also like: Period by Kate Clancy; Womb by Leah Hazard; Vagina Obscura by Rachel E. Gross.
Dust: The Modern World in a Trillion Particles by Jay OwensDust, proclaims author Jay Owens, "contains the world," and in this eye-opening book, she illuminates the outsize impact of these tiny particles on both humans and the environment. You might also like: A Poison Like No Other by Matt Simon; Clearing the Air by Tim Smedley; Fire and Ice by Jonathan Mingle.
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