“You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and in Between”

By Daniela Lamas, MD

In her first book, BWH’s Daniela Lamas, MD, explores what comes after critical care for those whose lives are extended by days, months or years because of our treatments and technologies. The book provides intimate accounts of the experiences of patients and their families. A grandfather whose failing heart has been replaced by a battery-operated pump; a salesman who found himself a kidney donor on social media; a college student who survived a near fatal overdose and returned home, alive but not the same; and a young woman navigating an adulthood she never thought she’d live to see – these narratives paint a picture of the fragile border between sickness and health.

Dr. Lamas’ book will be available March 27 in the U.S.

“An Introduction to Global Health Delivery”

By Joia S. Mukherjee, MD, MPH

In “An Introduction to Global Health Delivery,” Joia S. Mukherjee, MD, MPH, introduces global health’s origins, actors, interventions and challenges. Informed by her quarter-century of experience fighting disease and poverty in more than a dozen countries, the book delivers an overview of the movement underway to reduce global health disparities and establish sustainable access to care, including details of what has worked so far – and what hasn’t.