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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by rkay, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. rkay

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    what are some good medical type books to read? i recently finished Complications by Atul Gawande and i don't know what to read next.
     
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    Mountains Beyond Mountains- the obvious one

    Stiff- Not directly medical, but really cool!
     
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    The House of God by Samuel Shem

    It's a fiction ... take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_God to see you if you can handle something like this first :p ... yes, I remain optimistic (or just naively idealistic) about medicine :)
     
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    I've heard about that book. It seems pretty interesting i'll check it out.
     
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    Next by Michael Chrichton
     
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    there are a bunch of threads on this topic but I posted one a while back regarding " Final Exam: A surgeon's reflections on Mortality" by Pauline Chen...I thought it was good, nothing life-changing, but still good...I agree with other posters though, mountains beyond mountains was great
     
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    I think that The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman is a great read- pretty much about the clashes of Eastern/Western medicine.

    And then a good book on the effects of being uninsured in a city:
    Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Heath Care in Urban America - Laurie Abraham

    Then medicine as social justice MUST reads:

    Pathologies of Power
    Infections and Inequalities- both by Paul Farmer...like honestly life changing books :)
     
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    Not too long ago a thread was made with a crap-load of books listed. So definitely do a search, it was very beneficial to me. I enjoyed reading House of God, On Call: a doctor's days and nights in residency, and Complications: a surgeons notes on an imperfect science.
     
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    http://drslounge.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=374744
     
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    To reiterate something I said in the previous thread......
     
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    My recommended reading list:
    General Ethics and Leadership: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
    Clinical Ethics: So There Were These Twins.... by Dr. Josef Mengele (I also highly recommend his followup The Tourist's Guide to the Hidden Secret Places of Argentina )
    Social Theory: Mein Kampf or Pol Pot's Bodies? What Bodies?
    Interpersonal communications: How to Reign Over and Influence People by Idi Amin
    Setting Goals and Achieving them: How to Rule the World: A Handbook for the Aspiring Dictator
     
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    If you're interested in current medical issues I recommend
    Health Politics: Power, Populism and Health, by Mike Magee
     
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Excellent recommendations. Especially the Pol Pot....
     
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    lmao :laugh:
     
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    Why limit ourselves to medical books?

    Blind, Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
    Freakonomics - Steven Levitt
    The Series of Unfortunate Events - "Lemony Snicket"

    I would suggest The DO's: Osteopathic Medicine in America as a good medical history book.
     
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    To which I'd like to add:

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach.

    The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.
     
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    When the air hits your brain tales of neurosurgery! Awesome!!
     

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