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2 Best Health Policy Books

Discover a curated collection of must-read health policy books. Gain insights into the complex world of healthcare and shape the future of public health.


Deadliest Enemy

by Michael T. Osterholm, Mark Olshaker

4.7 (2056 reviews)

What is Deadliest Enemy about?

"Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs" is a compelling and eye-opening book that delves into the urgent and ongoing battle against infectious diseases. Written by Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker, this thought-provoking work explores the history, challenges, and potential future threats posed by deadly germs. With a focus on public health, the authors provide valuable insights and strategies to combat these invisible adversaries, emphasizing the importance of preparedness and global cooperation.

Who should read Deadliest Enemy

  • Medical professionals seeking to understand and combat infectious diseases.

  • Public health officials and policymakers concerned with global health threats.

  • General readers interested in the science and history of infectious diseases.


Being Mortal

by Atul Gawande, M.D.

What is Being Mortal about?

In this thought-provoking book, a renowned medical professional explores the delicate topic of mortality. Through personal anecdotes and insightful research, the author delves into the flaws of modern medicine's approach to aging and dying. He challenges the conventional wisdom and offers a compassionate perspective on how we can improve end-of-life care, emphasizing the importance of quality of life and individual autonomy. A must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the human experience and the meaning of a good death.

Who should read Being Mortal

  • Healthcare professionals seeking a deeper understanding of end-of-life care.

  • Patients and their families navigating the complexities of terminal illness.

  • Anyone interested in exploring the human experience of mortality.