Top 100 books about medicine

Most popular fiction and non-fiction books about medicine on Goodreads


  1. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  3. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks
  4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  6. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  7. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  8. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston
  9. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  10. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  11. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman
  12. Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande
  13. The Cider House Rules by John Irving
  14. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  15. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  16. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  17. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  18. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  19. The Plague by Albert Camus
  20. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
  21. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  22. Phenomena: The Lost and Forgotten Children by Susan Tarr
  23. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
  24. The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
  25. Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
  26. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  27. Animals Don’t Blush by David R. Gross
  28. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
  29. The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #1) by Caleb Carr
  30. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
  31. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
  32. Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
  33. The House of God by Samuel Shem
  34. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks
  35. Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande
  36. Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by V.S. Ramachandran
  37. Awakenings by Oliver Sacks
  38. The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  39. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  40. The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic — and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson
  41. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  42. The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry
  43. Blindness by José Saramago
  44. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  45. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  46. My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor
  47. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  48. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  49. On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  50. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
  51. Coma by Robin Cook
  52. A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
  53. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
  54. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  55. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
  56. Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon
  57. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  58. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  59. An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales by Oliver Sacks
  60. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
  61. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
  62. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Hannah Green
  63. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  64. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
  65. The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
  66. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie
  67. How We Die: Reflections of Life’s Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland
  68. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  69. When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery by Frank T. Vertosick Jr.
  70. The God Complex by Chris Titus
  71. Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1) by Ariana Franklin
  72. Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
  73. Wit by Margaret Edson
  74. A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785–1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  75. How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
  76. Doctors by Erich Segal
  77. Saturday by Ian McEwan
  78. My Lobotomy by Howard Dully
  79. Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis by Lisa Sanders
  80. Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  81. Gray’s Anatomy by Henry Gray
  82. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
  83. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  84. The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance by Laurie Garrett
  85. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
  86. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  87. Regeneration (Regeneration, #1) by Pat Barker
  88. MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors (M*A*S*H, #1) by Richard Hooker
  89. The Medical Detectives by Berton Roueché
  90. The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, #1) by Tess Gerritsen
  91. The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston
  92. The Physician (Cole Family Trilogy, #1) by Noah Gordon
  93. Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek
  94. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
  95. Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It by Gina Kolata
  96. Death in Venice and Other Tales by Thomas Mann
  97. Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
  98. An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
  99. Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett
  100. Death of an Expert Witness (Adam Dalgliesh #6) by P.D. James

Source:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/2122.Medicine_and_Literature



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