Best 100 Books About Medicine

Posted on July 23, 2018 By newsroom Topic: Best Books

Doctors, nurses, paramedics, and anyone fascinated by the world of medicines will love this list of best 100 books on medicine, as decided by Goodreads readers.

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child
Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
Guns
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Plague by Albert Camus
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Phenomena: The Lost and Forgotten Children by Susan Tarr
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Animals Don’t Blush by David R. Gross
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
And the Band Played On: Politics
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
The House of God by Samuel Shem
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande
Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by V.S. Ramachandran
Awakenings by Oliver Sacks
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic — and How It Changed Science
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry
Blindness by José Saramago
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
Coma by Robin Cook
Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales by Oliver Sacks
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Hannah Green
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Million Little Pieces by James Frey
The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot
How We Die: Reflections of Life’s Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery by Frank T. Vertosick Jr.
The God Complex by Chris Titus
Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death
Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
Wit by Margaret Edson
Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard
How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
Doctors by Erich Segal
Saturday by Ian McEwan
My Lobotomy by Howard Dully
Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis by Lisa Sanders
Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Gray’s Anatomy by Henry Gray
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance by Laurie Garrett
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Regeneration (Regeneration
MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors (M*A*S*H
The Medical Detectives by Berton Roueché
The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles
The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston
The Physician (Cole Family Trilogy
Working Stiff: Two Years
Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It by Gina Kolata
Death in Venice and Other Tales by Thomas Mann
Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett
Death of an Expert Witness (Adam Dalgliesh #6) by P.D. James

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