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Katherine Chretien, MD, associate dean for student affairs and professor of medicine, George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), edited “Mothers in Medicine: Career, Practice, and Life Lessons Learned,” (Springer, 2018).  Walter Crinnion, ND, adjunct faculty GW SMHS, co-authored Clinical Environmental Medicine, (Elsevier, 2018). Along with co-author Joseph Pizzorno, Crinnion discusses the identification and natural treatment of diseases caused by common pollutants.

Book cover of Synthesia

Richard E. Cytowic, MD, RESD ’81, clinical professor of neurology at SMHS, recently published Synesthesia, (MIT Press 2018), a concise primer on the neurological trait that involuntarily couples senses in otherwise normal individuals, linking voices or music with vision, or connecting taste with the sensation of physical touch. Colored hearing and alphabets are common expressions of the trait.

Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at SMHS, and Michael E. Long, a lecturer at Georgetown University, published “The Molecule of More: How a Single Molecule in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity — and will Determine the Fate of the Human Race,” (BenBella Books, 2018). The book offers an explanation for variety of behaviors previously thought to be unrelated, such as why winners cheat, why geniuses often suffer with mental illness, why nearly all diets fail, and why the brains of liberals and conservatives truly are different. 

Book cover of The Molecule and More

SMHS faculty members Henry J. Kaminski, MD, chair of the Department of Neurology and Meta Amalia Neumann Professor of Neurology, and Linda Kusner, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and physiology, co-edited the third edition of Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, (Spring International, 2018). The book addresses clinical presentation of muscle-specific receptor tyrosine kinase related myasthenia gravis and identification of potential new antigens. Kaminski and Kusner also teamed up as author and illustrator of “The Planet of Magical Food,” a children’s book that follows a glazed donut, a refined pizza, and a chubby pastrami sandwich across two continents as they work together to fulfill the final wishes of a woman separated from her love by war and time.


Anton Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS, Lewis B. Saltz Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at SMHS, served as editor of, Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, 9th Edition, (Elsevier, 2018). The book has become the definitive text for information about the diagnosis and treatment of circulatory disease. The ninth edition features 40 new chapters in a shorter, more focused format with a summary for each chapter that provides quick access to key information.

Robert Turner, PhD, assistant professor of clinical research and leadership at SMHS, published “Not for Long: The Life and Career of the NFL Athlete.”