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Because the pressure of the application process has subsided, I've been doing a lot of casual reading about medicine. I've discovered some very entertaining books, and I'm eager to read more. Please share your suggestions.

I recently read "When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery" an autobiography about a neurosurgeon's residency experiences and "A Case of Need," which is one of Michael Crichton's first books. It has more science and less fiction than his other books. Much of it centers around the Boston medical community.
 

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Add your recommendations and add to the thread if you have specific questions about a book.

1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need

I plan to read The House of God sometime soon.
 
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Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys

Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How We Live);

Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
 

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Some medical related books:
*The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
-really interesting book by a neurologist (i believe he's
at AECOM) who writes about his most bizarre and
interesting cases

*The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
-this book just came out, and I thus haven't read
it....but it looks really interesting! its about very rare
and odd diseases and disorders and crazy medical
practices throughout time

*The Hot Zone, by richard s. preston
-someone already suggested this earlier, but this book
kicks so much a$$ that I had to recommend it as well

Non-Medical Related Books that I like
*Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by hunter s. thomas
*War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, Chris Hedges
-really well written, I highly recommend it
*A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
-if you've only seen the movie, you should definately
read the book.....its an amazing read
*Celestine Prophecy,
-ehhhhhh, it was OKAY.....some people really like it,
judge for yourself
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
 

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I'm not sure if anyone has read this, but I think that it is fantastically written and very interesting. I think that anyone who wants to go to med school would find this interesting and illuminating:

Complications

By: Atul Gawande

(He's a surgical resident)
 

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if you want to read a really good book that has nothing to do with medicine but has a little science in it. read timeline by michael crichton. it is such a good book!!!!!! dont watch the movie! this book is especially one of those that is destroyed by the movie. i am an avid reader. take my advice if you like thrillers/suspense/unpredictable/really good books.
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
 

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A few good books I read recently and highly recommend are:
1. Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D. This book is good for people thinking about Emergency Medicine or interested in doind some work with Doctors Without Borders. This book is intense and may scare those who are not committed but overall a great book if this is your true calling.

2. The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D. This book follows three interns through their pediatric internship in NY. Once again, it is a great book to help you prepare for what it will be like but if you are not committed to a life in medicine don't read it because you'll probably get scared to death.
 

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Originally posted by ElyMD2008
2. The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D. This book follows three interns through their pediatric internship in NY. Once again, it is a great book to help you prepare for what it will be like but if you are not committed to a life in medicine don't read it because you'll probably get scared to death.
This book is awesome.
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.

15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman

Also I second "Complications" it was fantastic!
 
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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook

I almost forgot to add...

20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown

This book was excellent and highly insightful :thumbup: :clap:
 

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The curious life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. Very entertaining
 

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TRAVELS by michael crichton, an absolute must read... you will love this book!
 

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I agree about the Roach Book -

And I went out and bought all these books after I read this thread!

although I bought House of God, and after the first chapter I had to put it down -

Am I missing something - how is it entertaining to read about a guy fantasizing that he's f-ing a nurse in a skirt on a guerney while she's giving someone CPR? WHaaa??

Plus the book was written in 1978 - probably a little out of date? I'm returning it.
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown


I definitely recommend Complications, listed above. Great, great book. I also liked Secondn Opinions by Jerome Groopman, M.D. Other science/medicine books I've enjoyed:

1. Genome, by Matt Ridley
2. Nature vs. Nurture, by Matt Ridley
3. The Seven Daughters of Eve, by Bryan Sykes (This is about how Sykes used mitochondrial DNA to discover our human ancestors. He discovers that nearly all modern Europeans are descendents of one of seven women.)
 

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"The Birth of the Clinic"

By Michel Foucault

- This is a philosophical work by the ground-breaking French historical philosopher of the 20th century. He is worth reading: He incorporates historical backgrounds into an evaluation of ideas and concepts; he goes beyond mere historical facts.
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese

My own country was a very emotional book for me to read: I really connected with Dr. Verghese on many levels...Issues about immigrants practicing medicine right in the heart of the country, dealing with medical ethics, AIDS/HIV, the effect that practising medicine with total abandon has on your family life...

A great read...For the first time, I really understood that there was an epidemic of AIDS in this country. I mean, duh, there was one: but the personal stories made me understand that the US pretty much went through what many African countries also went through in the mdi- to late 80s.

Powerful, powerful stuff.
 

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quite a few medicine related books. adding a few not-so-science oriented book (from 22-25)

1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
 

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If you liked The Hot Zone you'll also like The Demon in the Freezer, also by Richard Preston. It's about small pox.

1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
 
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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman

Read about one of the best neonatal/congenital heart defect surgeons in the world, Roger Mee. Outstanding book. Read the Hot Zone years ago, also an amazing book.
 

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Originally posted by fuzzylogic
quite a few medicine related books. adding a few not-so-science oriented book (from 22-25)

1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides

Fuzzylogic, what did you think of middlesex? I haven't read it, but I gave it to my brother-in-law for Christmas because I thought that he'd enjoy it. I hope it's good.
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman
28. The Language of Cells: A Doctor and His Patients by Spencer Nadler
29. Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner

The Language of Cells is writen by a pathologist and is composed of 9 essays--very well written.

Becoming a Doctor is written by Melvin Konner, an anthropologist that went to medical school in his mid-thirties in the early 80s. The novel is mostly set during his third-year rotations, and gives insight into his different rotations. The novel is painted by Konner's frustrations on the lack of humanism in the education and practice of physicians.
 

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read "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown, it si awesome. I couldn't put the book down.
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman
28. The Language of Cells: A Doctor and His Patients by Spencer Nadler
29. Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner
30. The Ditchdigger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD
31. The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan


Haha! I have a bunch of these on my shelf - great suggestions! I haven't read #30 or 31 yet, but my husband has and he says they make him want to be a doctor.

The Ditchdigger's Daughters - a story of a man who "set a seemingly impossible goal for his children and then guided, coached, and coaxed them to achieve it." Two of his daughters are doctors today.

The Dressing Station: A Surgeon's Chronicle of War and Medicine - "a haunting insight into the nature of human violence, the shattering contradictions of war, and the complicated role of medicine in this modern world."
 

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One of the presenters at Pitt recommended two books that he said were essential for anyone entering medicine.
One is Time to Heal by Kenneth M. Ludmer. This book talks about the history of medical education from the turn of the century to the era of managed care. The book is pretty hardcore.
The other book is William Osler- A life in medicine by Michael Bliss it's about one of the first physicians, or something like that and it's much lighter reading

Also try Microbe Hunters
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman
28. The Language of Cells: A Doctor and His Patients by Spencer Nadler
29. Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner
30. The Ditchdigger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD
31. The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
32. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder

Mountains Beyond Mountains is amazingly well-written (the author is a Pulitzer prize winner) and inspirational (hence my user name). Dr. Farmer fouded an NPO called Partners in Health. The book chronicles his quest to find a practical cure for multi-drug resistant TB in Haiti and other third world countries.
 

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4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman
28. The Language of Cells: A Doctor and His Patients by Spencer Nadler
29. Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner
30. The Ditchdigger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD
31. The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
32. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder
33. Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Mistake and the Psychologist Who Helped Her, Dan Shapiro
 
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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman
28. The Language of Cells: A Doctor and His Patients by Spencer Nadler
29. Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner
30. The Ditchdigger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD
31. The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
32. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder
33. Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Mistake and the Psychologist Who Helped Her, Dan Shapiro
34. Surviving the Extremes, A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance. Kenneth Kamler

This book was phenomenal, especially if you're into "outdoor?sy stuff". The author is an MD in the Explorers club and he has a lot of interesting stories to supplement the science. He gets pretty detailed describing the physiological changes a body goes through under really intense situations (high altitude, lost at sea/desert, etc...)
 

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If you liked the Da Vinci Code, read Angels and Demons also by Dan Brown (same main character - I actually liked it better).

I'm about halfway through reading The Medical Detectives by Berton Roueche - it's a collection of articles the author wrote for the New Yorker over a period of about 50 years. Just some really interesting epidemiological stories, and it's interesting to see how medicine has changed over the last half-century.
 

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Originally posted by DocStretch
1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman
28. The Language of Cells: A Doctor and His Patients by Spencer Nadler
29. Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner
30. The Ditchdigger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD
31. The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
32. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder
33. Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Mistake and the Psychologist Who Helped Her, Dan Shapiro
34. Surviving the Extremes, A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance. Kenneth Kamler

35: Travels and/or Five Patients, by Michael Crichton, who is actually a Harvard trained MD. He talks alot about his own process of self discovery, especially in relation to dealing with patients and the healthcare system. His compasion is obvious, and his predictions for how medicine would turn out (this was written back in the 70's) are pretty prophetic. Plus, he's an entertaining writer.
36:Driving mR. Albert, by Michael Paterniti. About the strange but true travels of Einstein's brain, his actual brain, after he died.
37: On Doctoring, edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone. A bunch of excerpts, poems, essays, and short stories on the Art, not the Science, of medicine. Inspirational to pick up for a quick "Why am I doing this" pick-me-up. Also good for sitting next to the toilet.
Non-medical but AWESOME:
38: The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon. Won the pulitzer, so unbeleiveably entertaining. Especially cool if you liked comics as a kid.

Oh yeah, someone asked about Middlesex. Interesting, in my opinion, but without a real emotional resonance. And I also agree, the Davinci Code was like religious studies lite. Pretty lame, I saw the ending coming about 100 pages off.
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman
28. The Language of Cells: A Doctor and His Patients by Spencer Nadler
29. Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner
30. The Ditchdigger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD
31. The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
32. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder
33. Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Mistake and the Psychologist Who Helped Her, Dan Shapiro
34. Surviving the Extremes, A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance. Kenneth Kamler

35: Travels and/or Five Patients, by Michael Crichton, who is actually a Harvard trained MD. He talks alot about his own process of self discovery, especially in relation to dealing with patients and the healthcare system. His compasion is obvious, and his predictions for how medicine would turn out (this was written back in the 70's) are pretty prophetic. Plus, he's an entertaining writer.
36:Driving mR. Albert, by Michael Paterniti. About the strange but true travels of Einstein's brain, his actual brain, after he died.
37: On Doctoring, edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone. A bunch of excerpts, poems, essays, and short stories on the Art, not the Science, of medicine. Inspirational to pick up for a quick "Why am I doing this" pick-me-up. Also good for sitting next to the toilet.
Non-medical but AWESOME:
38: The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon. Won the pulitzer, so unbeleiveably entertaining. Especially cool if you liked comics as a kid.

39: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty by Brian, Md. Freeman
 

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The Story of San Michele - by Axel Munthe; definitely one of the best books I've read.
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman
28. The Language of Cells: A Doctor and His Patients by Spencer Nadler
29. Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner
30. The Ditchdigger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD
31. The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
32. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder
33. Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Mistake and the Psychologist Who Helped Her, Dan Shapiro
34. Surviving the Extremes, A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance. Kenneth Kamler
35: Travels and/or Five Patients, by Michael Crichton
36: Driving mR. Albert, by Michael Paterniti.
37: On Doctoring, edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone.
38: The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon
39: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty by Brian, Md. Freeman

40. Letters to a Young Doctor - Richard Selzer a collection of essays and "letters" about being a doctor. Very well written. His story "Imelda" appears in book #37.
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman
28. The Language of Cells: A Doctor and His Patients by Spencer Nadler
29. Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner
30. The Ditchdigger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD
31. The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
32. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder
33. Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Mistake and the Psychologist Who Helped Her, Dan Shapiro
34. Surviving the Extremes, A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance. Kenneth Kamler
35: Travels and/or Five Patients, by Michael Crichton
36: Driving mR. Albert, by Michael Paterniti.
37: On Doctoring, edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone.
38: The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon
39: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty by Brian, Md. Freeman
40. Letters to a Young Doctor

41: Pathologies of Power - Paul Farmer's latest, following up #32
42: The Secret Life of Bees - for something a little less science-based
 

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ANYTHING written by Robin Cook! I have read about a dozen of his books. They are all very very good. :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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Adding some books I have liked.

1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman
28. The Language of Cells: A Doctor and His Patients by Spencer Nadler
29. Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner
30. The Ditchdigger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD
31. The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
32. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder
33. Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Mistake and the Psychologist Who Helped Her, Dan Shapiro
34. Surviving the Extremes, A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance. Kenneth Kamler
35: Travels and/or Five Patients, by Michael Crichton
36: Driving mR. Albert, by Michael Paterniti.
37: On Doctoring, edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone.
38: The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon
39: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty by Brian, Md. Freeman
40. Letters to a Young Doctor
41: Pathologies of Power - Paul Farmer's latest, following up #32
42: The Secret Life of Bees - for something a little less science-based



43. Robin Cook books
44. Kitchen Table Wisdom by Dr. Rachel Remen counsels cancer patients
45. Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Dr. Christiane Northrup -very good reference book and very informative

46. Tuesdays with Morrie

Non-Science/Health Books
47. At the Revolution My Life during the Reagan Years
by Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan
Whether you're a Dem or a Republican, this is a very interesting book to
read and it has nothing to do with medicine.
48. Hardball by Chris Mathews -this is a book that you would reread many
times. It's a book to keep.
49. Holy War Inside Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda by Peter Bergen
50. The Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer legal thriller
 

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bump! i think this list has exhausted itself. 40+ books on one subject... how about you know discuss all the books listed in this thread, without adding new ones!?
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman
28. The Language of Cells: A Doctor and His Patients by Spencer Nadler
29. Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner
30. The Ditchdigger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD
31. The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
32. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder
33. Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Mistake and the Psychologist Who Helped Her, Dan Shapiro
34. Surviving the Extremes, A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance. Kenneth Kamler
35: Travels and/or Five Patients, by Michael Crichton
36: Driving mR. Albert, by Michael Paterniti.
37: On Doctoring, edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone.
38: The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon
39: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty by Brian, Md. Freeman
40. Letters to a Young Doctor
41: Pathologies of Power - Paul Farmer's latest, following up #32
42: The Secret Life of Bees - for something a little less science-based



43. Robin Cook books
44. Kitchen Table Wisdom by Dr. Rachel Remen counsels cancer patients
45. Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Dr. Christiane Northrup -very good reference book and very informative

46. Tuesdays with Morrie

Non-Science/Health Books
47. At the Revolution My Life during the Reagan Years
by Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan
Whether you're a Dem or a Republican, this is a very interesting book to
read and it has nothing to do with medicine.
48. Hardball by Chris Mathews -this is a book that you would reread many
times. It's a book to keep.
49. Holy War Inside Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda by Peter Bergen
50. The Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer legal thriller



51. harry potter and the half blood prince :p
52. Phantoms in the brain, Ramachandran

ps. there was an old thread discussing books too
 

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of those books listed, while i havent read any, i think the most intriguing are:
#34-the one about extreme conditions, because thats cool!
and the other book about William Osler, because there is a street bearing his name 2 blocks from where i live!
but it seems all the other books in that list are about modern practice of medicine in the hospital, so if i had to choose 1 or 2 books from that list, it would be very tough to choose which one...
 

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myrahu said:
1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman
28. The Language of Cells: A Doctor and His Patients by Spencer Nadler
29. Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner
30. The Ditchdigger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD
31. The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
32. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder
33. Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Mistake and the Psychologist Who Helped Her, Dan Shapiro
34. Surviving the Extremes, A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance. Kenneth Kamler
35: Travels and/or Five Patients, by Michael Crichton
36: Driving mR. Albert, by Michael Paterniti.
37: On Doctoring, edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone.
38: The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon
39: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty by Brian, Md. Freeman
40. Letters to a Young Doctor
41: Pathologies of Power - Paul Farmer's latest, following up #32
42: The Secret Life of Bees - for something a little less science-based



43. Robin Cook books
44. Kitchen Table Wisdom by Dr. Rachel Remen counsels cancer patients
45. Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Dr. Christiane Northrup -very good reference book and very informative

46. Tuesdays with Morrie

Non-Science/Health Books
47. At the Revolution My Life during the Reagan Years
by Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan
Whether you're a Dem or a Republican, this is a very interesting book to
read and it has nothing to do with medicine.
48. Hardball by Chris Mathews -this is a book that you would reread many
times. It's a book to keep.
49. Holy War Inside Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda by Peter Bergen
50. The Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer legal thriller



51. harry potter and the half blood prince :p
52. Phantoms in the brain, Ramachandran

ps. there was an old thread discussing books too
53. King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...102-0617028-4470514?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
I am suprised nobody mentioned this book. Exceptionally engrossing book about real life events that led to the advent of open-heart surgery. It will blow you away, can't miss this one.
 

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1. The House of God
2. The Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen in Rhyme.
3. The Hot Zone
4. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery
5. A Case of Need
6.Francis Conley- Walking out on the Boys
7.Sherwin B. Nuland- The Wisdom of the Body (also titled "How
We Live)
8.Sherwin B. Nuland- How We Die
9.The man who mistook his wife for a hat, by Oliver Sacks
10.The strange case of the walking cadaver, by nancy butcher
11.Complications, By: Atul Gawande
12.timeline, by michael crichton
13.The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
14.Just Here Trying to Save a Few Lives by Pamela Grim, M.D.
15. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear, Lori Alvord, MD
16. Health and Healing, Andrew Weil, MD
17. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
18. Darshak Sangavi, "A Map of the Child"
19.Terminal, Robin Cook
20. The Lost Art of Healing : Practicing Compassion in Medicine
by Bernard Lown
21. My own country by Abraham Verghese
22. the da vinci code by dan brown
23. john adams by david mccullough
24. the elegant universe by brian greene
25. middlesex by jeffrey eugenides
26. Demon in the Freezer, by Richard Preston
27. Walk On Water: Inside an Elite Pediatric Surgical Unit by Michael Ruhlman
28. The Language of Cells: A Doctor and His Patients by Spencer Nadler
29. Becoming a Doctor by Melvin Konner
30. The Ditchdigger's Daughters by Yvonne S. Thornton, MD
31. The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan
32. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder
33. Delivering Doctor Amelia: The Story of a Gifted Young Obstetrician's Mistake and the Psychologist Who Helped Her, Dan Shapiro
34. Surviving the Extremes, A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance. Kenneth Kamler
35: Travels and/or Five Patients, by Michael Crichton
36: Driving mR. Albert, by Michael Paterniti.
37: On Doctoring, edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone.
38: The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon
39: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty by Brian, Md. Freeman
40. Letters to a Young Doctor
41: Pathologies of Power - Paul Farmer's latest, following up #32
42: The Secret Life of Bees - for something a little less science-based



43. Robin Cook books
44. Kitchen Table Wisdom by Dr. Rachel Remen counsels cancer patients
45. Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Dr. Christiane Northrup -very good reference book and very informative

46. Tuesdays with Morrie

Non-Science/Health Books
47. At the Revolution My Life during the Reagan Years
by Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan
Whether you're a Dem or a Republican, this is a very interesting book to
read and it has nothing to do with medicine.
48. Hardball by Chris Mathews -this is a book that you would reread many
times. It's a book to keep.
49. Holy War Inside Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda by Peter Bergen
50. The Tenth Justice by Brad Meltzer legal thriller
51. harry potter and the half blood prince
52. Phantoms in the brain, Ramachandran
53. King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery


54. A Not Entirely Benign Procedure: Four Years as a Medical Student by Perri Klass
I think this book is good for any woman who is entering medicine. A Harvard med student writes about her experiences during her time there. It gives you a perspective about what it's like being a woman in med school and balancing having a family and such.
 
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