UNM School of Medicine

Commemorative Book: The Daily Practice of Compassion

Book

The Daily Practice of Compassion: A History of The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Its People and Its Mission 1964-2014 by Dora L. Wang, MD, with Shannan L. Carter, JD, and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine (UNM Press; 2014).

In honor of its 50th anniversary, the UNM School of Medicine commissioned a commemorative history, The Daily Practice of Compassion: A History of The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Its People and Its Mission 1964-2014.

The book not only chronicles the history of the School of Medicine, but captures the essence of why the emerging School of Medicine attracted faculty from established medical schools throughout the country, how our mission evolved and who played a role in gaining the support of the state legislature. Learn about the groundbreaking discoveries and innovations that were born here.

About the authors

Dora L. Wang is an assistant professor and a historian for the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is the author of The Kitchen Shrink: A Psychiatrist’s Reflection on Healing in a Changing World.

Shannan L. Carter began working at the University of New Mexico Medical Center in 1981. From 2002 until she retired in 2010 she worked as a special assistant to the dean of the UNM School of Medicine.

Order your copy

The Daily Practice of Compassion is available through UNM Press (800-249-7737, unmpress.com, custserv@unm.edu), at UNM Bookstores and the School of Medicine Alumni Office (Fitz Hall 187). Order your copy online now at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Target.com and Walmart.com.