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any recommendations on what I should read?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by docjolly, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. docjolly

    docjolly On Cloud Nine, Once Again
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    Hi Everyone,

    I recently started reading a really great book. It's called:

    "When the Air HIts Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery,"
    by Frank Vertosick, Jr. M.D.

    It's really giving me a newfound respect for neurosurgeons and their often oversimplified, misunderstood hard work and dedication...

    Do you have any recommendations of your own for good medical books to read?

    I'd appreciate it :)
     
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  3. rewindthemovie

    rewindthemovie Senior Member
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    i just started A Life in Medicine, by michael bliss. it's a biography of William Osler, who was the preeminent phyisician of the 19th century.
     
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    I recommend "Are you there God? It's me, Margaret." :thumbup:
     
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    As many on the linked list did, I recommend "Complications" by Atul Gawande. Also, "Mountains Beyond Mountains," by Tracy Kidder is an extremely well-written account of the work of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Harvard doc who built a clinic in rural Haiti and is very active in global public health. "Singular Intimaces" by Danille Ofri is a less well-written, but still interesting acount of residency at Bellview hospital (NYU). Also, if you're into literature at all, the poet and writer William Carlos Williams was a physician. Many of his medicine-related stories are collected in the compilation "the Doctor Stories" and he also has a lot to say in his autobiography about the place of medicine in his life. Hope that helps.
    -Ross
     
  7. DrMom

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    you might do a search...there are a number of threads with recommendations.
     

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