Popular Medical Books

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.01 — 505,176 ratings — published 2010
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Paperback)
by (shelved 317 times as medical)
avg rating 4.05 — 194,702 ratings — published 2003
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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness (Hardcover)
by (shelved 151 times as medical)
avg rating 3.95 — 159,874 ratings — published 2012
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Cutting for Stone Cutting for Stone (Hardcover)
by (shelved 148 times as medical)
avg rating 4.28 — 322,428 ratings — published 2009
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Still Alice Still Alice (Paperback)
by (shelved 133 times as medical)
avg rating 4.29 — 321,356 ratings — published 2005
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How Doctors Think How Doctors Think (Hardcover)
by (shelved 127 times as medical)
avg rating 3.85 — 13,867 ratings — published 2007
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The House of God The House of God (Paperback)
by (shelved 100 times as medical)
avg rating 3.94 — 12,628 ratings — published 1978
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The Andromeda Strain The Andromeda Strain (Paperback)
by (shelved 89 times as medical)
avg rating 3.85 — 190,819 ratings — published 1969
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My Sister's Keeper My Sister's Keeper (Paperback)
by (shelved 85 times as medical)
avg rating 4.05 — 966,125 ratings — published 2004
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The Fault in Our Stars The Fault in Our Stars (Hardcover)
by (shelved 84 times as medical)
avg rating 4.33 — 2,487,752 ratings — published 2012
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Coma Coma (Paperback)
by (shelved 78 times as medical)
avg rating 3.99 — 9,039 ratings — published 1977
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Intern: A Doctor's Initiation Intern: A Doctor's Initiation (Hardcover)
by (shelved 74 times as medical)
avg rating 3.66 — 5,153 ratings — published 2007
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Left Neglected Left Neglected (Hardcover)
by (shelved 67 times as medical)
avg rating 3.93 — 74,832 ratings — published 2011
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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (Hardcover)
by (shelved 66 times as medical)
avg rating 3.90 — 55,629 ratings — published 2013
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The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery (Hardcover)
by (shelved 66 times as medical)
avg rating 3.87 — 11,965 ratings — published 2006
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Awakenings Awakenings (Paperback)
by (shelved 57 times as medical)
avg rating 4.08 — 18,866 ratings — published 1973
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Toxin Toxin (Paperback)
by (shelved 55 times as medical)
avg rating 3.78 — 11,738 ratings — published 1998
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Outbreak (Dr. Marissa Blumenthal, #1) Outbreak (Dr. Marissa Blumenthal, #1)
by (shelved 55 times as medical)
avg rating 3.95 — 52,053 ratings — published 1987
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A Case of Need A Case of Need (Paperback)
by (shelved 49 times as medical)
avg rating 3.59 — 20,975 ratings — published 1968
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Atlas of Human Anatomy Atlas of Human Anatomy (Paperback)
by (shelved 49 times as medical)
avg rating 4.43 — 3,598 ratings — published 1989
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The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, #1) The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, #1)
by (shelved 48 times as medical)
avg rating 4.09 — 130,511 ratings — published 2001
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Contagion (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #2) Contagion (Jack Stapleton & Laurie Montgomery, #2)
by (shelved 48 times as medical)
avg rating 3.90 — 11,705 ratings — published 1992
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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (Paperback)
by (shelved 46 times as medical)
avg rating 4.21 — 16,017 ratings — published 1990
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Atul Gawande
“The important question isn't how to keep bad physicians from harming patient; it's how to keep good physicians from harming patients. Medical malpractice suits are a remarkably ineffective remedy.
(In reference to a Harvard Medical Practice Study)... fewer than 2 percent of the patients who had received substandard care ever filed suit. Conversely, only a small minority among patients who did sue had in fact been victims of negligent care. And a patient's likelihood of winning a suit depended primarily on how poor his or her outcome was, regardless of whether that outcome was caused by disease or unavoidable risks of care. The deeper problem with medical malpractice is that by demonizing errors they prevent doctors from acknowledging & discussing them publicly. The tort system makes adversaries of patient & physician, and pushes each other to offer a heavily slanted version of events.

Atul Gawande, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

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