Copies of the following books are available for
Hopkins patients to read at the Kelly G. Ripken information centers
at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore and the Johns
Hopkins Green Spring Station Center. The titles can also be found
at various libraries or purchased from local or on-line bookstores.
Physicians Lawrence C. Wood, Hopkins' professor David S. Cooper,
and E. Chester Ridgeway wrote the first edition of Your Thyroid
because they believed that patients who understand their disease
and treatment are better able to manage their health than those
who do not. The most recent edition of Your Thyroid expands
and updates general information about the thyroid, thyroid diseases
and treatments, and trends in current research. There are nine appendicies
that include a glossary, thyroid statistics, and the cost of thyroid
Sheldon Rubenfeld, M.D. has written a primer for thyroid patients
and their families. Could It Be My Thyroid explains clearly
the complexities of the thyroid gland and its diseases and treatments.
Dr. Rubenfeld wrote the book to answer questions, calm fears about
thyroid diseases and help patients comply with their treatments.
The book contains photographs that show various symptoms as well
as drawings that help explain the text. A section on thyroid newsmakers
semonstrates that people, such as President Bush, who have treated
their thyroid disease can continue their active and productive lives.
Sara Rosenthal wrote The Thyroid Sourcebook after she and
others in her family suffered the frustrations of being thyroid
parties who had difficulty finding the information they needed to
understand and manage their diseases. In clear layman's language,
Rosenthal explains what the thyroid gland is, what it does, and
what can go wrong with it. She gives clear descriptions of the symptoms
of thyroid diseases and how each disease is treated. There are also
chapters on how thyroid problems affect women and men.
R.I.S. Bayliss and W.M.G. Tunbridge R.I.S. Bayliss and W.M.G. Tunbridge
wrote Thyroid Disease: The Facts because they believe that
thyroid patients who understand their disease are less fearful and
do better with their treatment. The 3rd edition of their book incorporates
new knowledge about thyroid diseases and their treatments. The authors
explain in clear and concise language symptoms, tests, and best
treatments. They use illustrations where appropriate, as well as
a few personal accounts. Each chapter concludes with a question
and answer section that reviews the material that has just been
covered. The book ends with a glossary of terms, drugs, and patient-support
organizations in North America, Europe, and Australia.