The following books are required reading for the course. Please be sure to get the editions indicated below.
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1994. ISBN: 9780486282114. (Download a version of the text from Project Gutenberg)
Marlowe, Christopher. Dr. Faustus. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1994. ISBN: 9780486282084. (Download a version of the text from Project Gutenberg)
Doyle, Arthur Conan. A Study in Scarlet. New York, NY: Penguin (Non-Classics), 1982. ISBN: 9780140057072. (Download a version of the text from Project Gutenberg)
These books are only recommended, not required.
Angier, Natalie. Natural Obsessions. New York, NY: Mariner Books, 1999.
White, Pepper. The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2001.
Bloom, Harold. "Introduction: What Is Genius?" Chapter in Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds. New York, NY: Warner Books, 2002.
Rich, Adrienne. "Planetarium." (Read a version of this text on American Poems)
Kidder, Tracy. Among Schoolchildren. New York, NY: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1982.
Edmundson, Mark. Teacher. New York, NY: Vintage, 2003.
Thomas, Lewis. "Becoming a Doctor." In The Eloquent Essay: An Anthology of Classic & Creative Nonfiction. Edited with an introduction by John Loughery. New York, NY: Persea Books, 2000, pp. 120-129. ISBN: 9780892552412.
Williams, William Carlos. "The Use of Force," and "Old Doc Rivers." Chapters in The Farmers' Daughters: The Collected Stories of William Carlos Williams. New York, NY: New Directions, 1961.
———. "Medicine," "Hell's Kitchen," and "First Years of Practice." Chapters in The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams. New York, NY: New Directions, 1967.
Selzer, Richard. Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1987.
———. Letters to a Young Doctor. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1982.
Wiene, Robert. The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari. 1920.
Christie, Agatha. "The Mirror Cracked From Side to Side." Miss Marple. Vol. 2. A&E Home Video, 1992.
Young, Terence. Dr. No. 1962. (The first James Bond film.)
Else, John. The Day After Trinity. 1980.
Kubrick, Stanley. Dr. Strangelove. 1964.