3 Mesothelioma and Asbestos Books You Should Read

At the Mesothelioma Center, we cite several books, pamphlets and resources on our website that were written to help people affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Whether you were recently diagnosed or you’re just looking to educate yourself about asbestos and the diseases it causes, these are great resources we frequently use.

In no particular order, the books are:

Defending the Indefensible

The authors, Jock McCulloch and Geoffrey Tweedale, are historians that have written several books about health and mining. With hundreds of sources from studies, journals, letters, and official documents, this book serves as a short history lesson on how asbestos companies defended their use of asbestos and how the industry was challenged by the medical industry, the media, and victims of asbestos-related diseases. This book has a great perspective about the history of the asbestos industry.

100 Questions & Answers about Mesothelioma

Written by Harvey Pass, M.D., Registered Nurse Amy Metula and mesothelioma advocate Susan Vento, this book is one of our most requested mesothelioma books at the Mesothelioma Center. The 100 most common questions about mesothelioma are detailed in a straight-forward question and answer format. This book is very comprehensive and has medical terms in bold with detailed definitions in the side margin to make everything easy to understand.

The Official Patient’s Sourcebook on Malignant Mesothelioma

This book is one of the many Patient Sourcebooks edited by James Parker, M.D., and Philip Parker, M.D. They have researched and detailed a reference manual with essential information relevant to mesothelioma. With a large list of the studies, clinical trials, and a bibliography, this book is a great reference manual.