Alumni in Print


Bonita Eaton Enochs, Editor

Cope With Your Crisis: Find Hope, Manage Stress, Curb Demoralization

William R. Taylor’60
Amazon Digital Services, 2015

“Cope With Your Crisis,” the newest Kindle edition book by Dr. Taylor, provides advice on stress relief for adults and older adolescents. The child and family psychiatrist notes: “Too many parents, other adults, and older teens struggle in silence. They feel that they have more problems than other people, they don’t know where to begin, or whom to talk to. They often doubt that anyone else suffers as much.” Dr. Taylor says the book does not cover the entire range of emotional stressors, and he encourages anyone struggling with suicidal or homicidal impulses to seek emergency help. “My ebook alone would not be enough, but I hope it can enable some readers to head for help before they need an emergency room.”


Contraception for the Medically Challenging Patient

Rebecca H. Allen’01 (co-editor)
Springer SmartBook, 2014

Dr. Allen’s book offers advice on how to meet the contraceptive needs of women who have chronic medical problems, such as endocrine, rheumatologic, gynecologic, and gastrointestinal disorders and psychological and neurological conditions. By addressing common misconceptions and lack of knowledge about patients who are potentially at risk, the book provides guidance to physicians on how to correctly prescribe contraception for women using potentially teratogenic medications. Many women with chronic medical problems do not obtain adequate preconception and contraception care, and the editors note that despite published guidelines by the CDC, medical practice does not reflect the appropriate use of contraception in women with coexisting medical problems, including HIV/AIDS, uterine fibroids, or cardiac, neurologic, or thyroid disease.


To Catch a Virus

Marilyn J. August’76 PhD (co-author)
American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press, 2013

Dr. August, who received her PhD in virology with an emphasis on electron microscopy, and co-author John Booss, MD, an emeritus Yale professor, have chronicled in “To Catch a Virus” the science, technological advances, medical urgencies, and human stories that chart the development of the field of diagnostic virology. Describing historical discoveries that defined the role of viruses in infectious diseases and recounting advances into the 21st century, the authors explain how scientists applied revolutionary technologies to study viruses, first in animal models and tissue culture before progressing to molecular and genetic techniques.