16 December 2012

Book recommendations

I like reading books about medicine, and I have found some of them particularly gripping and enlightening. You might enjoy them too. All of these books were written for a general audience.

Practice of medicine
-"Complications," by Atul Gawande
-"Incidental Findings," by Danielle Ofri
-"Better," by Atul Gawande

Cancer
"The Emperor of All Maladies," by Siddartha Mukherjee

Neurology
"The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," by Oliver Sacks

Medical ethics
-"The Woman Who Decided to Die," by Ronald Munson

Medicine in literature
-"The Plague," by Albert Camus

Big Pharma
-"White Coat, Black Hat," by Carl Elliott
-"The Truth about the Drug Companies," by Marcia Angell

Medical errors
-"Internal Bleeding," by Robert Wachter and Kaveh Shojania

Infectious disease
-"The Great Influenza," by John Barry
-"The Coming Plague," by Laurie Garrett
-"The Hot Zone," by Richard Preston
-"House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox," by William Foege

Nutrition
-"Mindless Eating," by Brian Wansink

Endocrinology
-"Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers," by Robert Sapolsky

Medicine during wartime
-"Long Walk Through War," by Klaus Huebner

Emergency medicine
-"The Blood of Strangers," by Frank Huyler