Medicine and Literature
Fiction and non-fiction books about medicine
492 The Candymakers
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492 Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat...
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492 The Panic Virus: A True Sto...
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492 Shannon's Way
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492 Rabid: A Cultural History o...
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492 The Dead Do Talk
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507 The Hour of Our Death
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507 Secret Agents: The Menace o...
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507 Contact Wounds: A War Surge...
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507 The Center of Winter
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507 A Wolf at the Table: A Memo...
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507 Alternative Treatment
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507 Infectious Diabetes: A Cutt...
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507 Out of Time: One Couple's J...
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507 The Mysteries Within: A Sur...
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507 Gifts of Time
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507 The Life of Sir Arthur Cona...
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507 Doctors Wanted: No Women Ne...
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507 Call the Midwife: Farewell ...
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520 The Alchemist and Other Plays
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520 Herbert West Reanimator
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520 Embrace
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520 The Thackery T. Lambshead P...
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520 Taking the Medicine: A Shor...
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520 Sarah's Last Wish
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520 Embracing the Wide Sky: A T...
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520 Children's Hospital
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520 Singular Intimacies: Becomi...
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520 Princes & Peasants: Smallpo...
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520 The Chimps of Fauna Sanctua...
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520 Call the Midwife: Shadows o...
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532 The Fu Manchu Omnibus 1
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532 The Good Doctor
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532 Plague's Progress: A Social...
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532 Gifts: Mothers Reflect on H...
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532 Only His Heart (Only Foreve...
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532 Detoxify or Die
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532 Mortal Fear
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532 Bad Medicine: Doctors Doing...
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532 The Children's Hospital
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532 Plague of the Spanish Lady
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532 Unnatural Selection: Choosi...
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532 Call the Midwife: A True St...
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532 Wisconsin Death Trip
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545 In our Hearts we were Giant...
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545 In Reckless Hands: Skinner ...
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545 Psychiatric Interviewing: t...
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545 Quack!: Tales of Medical Fr...
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545 The Lupus Book: A Guide for...
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545 Paradox
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545 Medicine Women: A Pictoral ...
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545 Inny świat
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545 The Whispering of Ghosts: T...
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545 The Noonday Demon: An Atlas...
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545 The Deadly Dinner Party: an...
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545 Look Me in the Eye: My Life...
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545 Death in Life: Survivors of...
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545 As Nature Made Him: The Boy...
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545 Broadmoor Revealed: Victori...
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560 Doctors from Hell: The Horr...
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560 The Book of Man: The Human ...
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560 emBaby
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560 Choice Theory: A New Psycho...
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560 Scleroderma: The Proven The...
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560 Panic
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560 The Heart Speaks: A Cardiol...
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560 Zdążyć przed Panem Bogiem
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560 My Ambulance Education: Lif...
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560 War Against the Weak: Eugen...
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560 Hiroshima And Nagasaki: The...
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560 An Anatomy of Addiction: Si...
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560 Vaccines: What Every Parent...
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573 The Body Broken: A Memoir
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573 The Royal Physician's Visit
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573 A Stitch in Time (John Putn...
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573 Critical Condition (Dr. Ric...
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573 A Calculus of Suffering: Pa...
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573 Celiac Disease: A Hidden Ep...
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573 Pulse
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573 Good Health in the 21st Cen...
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573 Ludzie bezdomni
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573 The Nazi Doctors: Medical K...
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573 Listening to Prozac
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573 In the Land of Invisible Women
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573 Night Train to Lisbon
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573 The Story of my life; with ...
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573 Delusions of Gender: How Ou...
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573 Obedience to Authority
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589 Malice Aforethought
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589 Symptoms in the Mind: An In...
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589 Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
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589 First, Do No Harm: The Dram...
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589 Pandemic
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589 Life Support
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589 The Price of Altruism: Geor...
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589 Tired or Toxic? A Blueprint...
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589 Healer
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589 Blood, Sweat and Tea
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589 The Spark: A Mother's Story...
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589 The Last Precinct (Kay Scar...
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message 1: by Sophia (new)

Sophia Isn't House of God the cult classic and worthy of being on this list?


message 2: by Hazel (new)

Hazel What about 'House of God'?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I had three listings of it pop up - did you try the author's name with the book's title in the search form?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Sometimes adding the author's name really cuts down on the stuff that's not the book you want.

Glad it worked this time!


message 5: by Amy (new)

Amy Not only House of God, but Mount Misery...


message 6: by Rachael (new)

Rachael the psychology of judgment and decision making by scott plous should really be on here. the book is brilliant and a must-read. there's also choice theory (william glasser), which i personally disagree with but is also non-fiction.

also, brief interviews with hideous men (david foster wallace) and i'm surprised not to find brave new world (aldous huxley) on the list.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could add them.


message 8: by Rachael (new)

Rachael Susanna wrote: "You could add them."

i'm actually not familiar with how to do that. i usually just log into the site to keep track of my own progress and get recs from friends and do the same for them.


message 9: by Ifedayo (new)

Ifedayo Rachael wrote: "Susanna wrote: "You could add them."

i'm actually not familiar with how to do that. i usually just log into the site to keep track of my own progress and get recs from friends and do the same for..."


At the top right of the page, there's a button that says: "add books to this list".


message 10: by Rachael (new)

Rachael done!


message 11: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Great list - this genre is fascinating.


message 12: by Cindy (new)

Cindy In my opinion, just because there is a doctor who is a character in the book doesn't qualify as Medicine and Literature, unless it talks about his/her training, work as a doctor, research, etc. But that's just my vote. So The Murder of Roger Ackroyd has little to do with medicine really; it just has a doctor as a character.


message 13: by Samantha (new)

Samantha I love this list! These are books I'm really interested in.


message 14: by Rachael (new)

Rachael does anyone know if there's a way to sort this list by rating as opposed to votes?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Don't think so.


message 16: by Robaire (new)

Robaire Beckwith I think the Citadel by A J Cronin is a classic 'medical' (part autobiographical) story worthy of this list - it was something of an early inspiration for me


message 17: by `julie (new)

`julie Buck What about the Alienist by Kalab Karr? Fiction, but a great read, and William Jennings was a real DR.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It's at #30 at present.


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