In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle with Opioids Book by Travis N. Rieder (Recommended by Dr. Sarah Merritt)
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones (Recommended by Dr. Sarah Merritt)
When the new surgical interns arrived at The Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Surgery, on July 1, 1971, all 10 received a copy of Dr. Silen's "Survival Manual". This was given to us to allow us to anticipate every possible action that Dr. Silen would take, as he was so predictable but intolerant of mistakes and lack of preparation. The origin of this manual was from about 2 or 3 years before us, when there was an intern( a very bright one) who, if Dr. Silen said A, he said B!. It reached a point that he was to be terminated, however, as an alternative, he was placed in the research lab for one year and in addition, he was told to come up with a manual such that future house officers would not have the same problems he had!
-Dr. Richard Lynn