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Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate List

Our list of some of the best Medical Fiction books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. The House of God (2010)

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate ListStruggling with grueling hours and sudden life-and-death responsibilities, Basch and his colleagues, under the leadership of their rule-breaking senior resident known only as the Fat Man, must learn not only how to be fine doctors but, eventually, good human beings. A phenomenon ever since it was published, The House of God was the first unvarnished, unglorified, and uncensored portrait of what training to become a doctor is truly like, in all its terror, exhaustion and black comedy. With more than two million copies sold worldwide, it has been hailed as one of the most…
Author(s): Samuel Shem, John Updike

2. Trauma Room Two (2015)

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate ListIn every hospital emergency department there is a room reserved for trauma. It is a place where life and death are separated by the thinnest of margins. A place where some families celebrate the most improbable of victories while others face the most devastating of losses. A place where what matters the most in this life is revealed.Trauma Room Two is just such a place.In this collection of short stories, Dr. Green takes the reader inside the hidden emotional landscape of emergency medicine. Based on fifteen years of experience as an ER physician, he…
Author(s): Philip Allen Green

3. Brought To Our Senses: A Family Saga Novel (2017)

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate List"It’s the quintessential ‘how did we get here?’ story" (Amazon Vine Voice).Favorite daughter Elizabeth wants to do the right thing when faced with a family emergency. Her beloved mother Janice receives a deadly Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and her siblings at odds tailspin toward their last resort with disastrous fallout.Elizabeth soon exposes her mother’s long-held secret, which lies at the root of her family’s problems. With the parents and sisters she thought she knew turned upside down, she struggles to find her way back home in this intimate and…
Author(s): Kathleen H. Wheeler

4. The Runaway Midwife: A Novel (2017)

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate ListFrom the USA Today bestselling author of the Hope River series comes a new contemporary midwife novel.Say “goodbye” to your old life, and “hello” to the life you’ve been waiting for…Midwife Clara Perry is accustomed to comforting her pregnant patients…calming fathers-to-be as they anxiously await the birth of their children…ensuring the babies she delivers come safely into the world.But when Clara’s life takes a nosedive, she realizes she hasn’t been tending to her own needs and does something drastic: she runs away and…
Author(s): Patricia Harman

5. Detached – A Novel (2017)

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate ListHanna Smith was diagnosed with Leukemia at age six and was in and out of remission four times by age thirteen. Her father, Dr. Jason Smith, an underachieving insurance company medical director who is plagued with severe panic attacks, learns about a new medication that has a high remission rate in adults with the same diagnosis. But the medication is not FDA approved for children. Jason’s desires to find a cure for his daughter’s illness takes him on an unexpected, violent criminal path that tests the boundaries of his career and marriage, and jeopardizes his sanity. But will he finally be successful in saving…
Author(s): Wendy Weiss

6. Plague (A Medical Thriller) (2012)

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate ListTHE DEADLIEST DISEASE IN HISTORY . . . A lethal pathogen appears on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Dr. Samantha Bower of the Centers for Disease Control is handed the case and asked to investigate its origins and containment. A MYSTERIOUS FIGURE THAT IS NOT WHO HE APPEARS TO BE . . . Samantha discovers a lethal pathogen unlike any she has encountered in her lifetime. Extremely contagious with a mortality rate higher than any disease ever recorded, it is an extinction level event. A man with an intimate knowledge of the microorganism offers her help. But…
Author(s): Victor Methos

7. The Red Death (2018)

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate ListTHE FIRST PART OF –Amazon reviewer ***** AN ANCIENT DISEASE re-emerges in the heart of New York City—a deadly bacteria that gave rise to the Black Death. Maggie De Luca, an epidemiologist who is fighting her own demons, works to uncover clues to contain the disease, but is always one step behind—her fate determined by the flip of a coin. Microbiologist Michael Harbinger believes he can make a vaccine that can stop the disease, but to do so would require an elusive plant that only grows in a remote region of the Amazon. With the help of J.D. Stallings, a paleoanthropologist, and Samantha Boutroux, a bacteriologist, they set out…
Author(s): Birgitte Märgen

8. Pandemic: Beginnings: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Fiction Series (The Pandemic Series) (Volume 1) (2017)

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate ListA new dystopian, post-apocalyptic fiction series from author Bobby Akart (The Blackout Series, The Boston Brahmin series and the Prepping for Tomorrow series). The events depicted in The Pandemic Series are fictional. They are, however, based upon historical fact._______________________________________________ Terrorists kidnap and blackmail a young French scientist in Western Africa. The outbreak of an ancient disease kills everyone in a village located in a remote jungle of Guatemala. U.S. government operatives uncover a secret biological laboratory in Trinidad. An isolated…
Author(s): BobAkart

9. The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1) (2013)

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate List* * *Read the novel that started it all: The Atlantis Gene is the first book in A.G. Riddle's bestselling Origin Mystery trilogy, which has sold , been translated into twenty languages, and is in development to be a major motion picture!* * *70,000 years ago, the human race almost went extinct.We survived, but no one knows how.Until now.The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time.* * *Off the coast of Antarctica, a research vessel discovers a mysterious structure buried deep within an iceberg. It has been there for thousands of years, and something is…
Author(s): A.G. Riddle

10. Anonymous Complaint: A Nurse’s Story (2017)

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate ListI’m a healer, not a fighter. Yes, I avoid conflict at all costs. But don’t mistake my pacifism for weakness. I look death in the eye on a regular basis. I’m an RN in the ER––strong, assertive, and capable, with a potent array of sophisticated equipment and medications at my disposal.Exactly one week from the day of my mother’s funeral, an investigator from the Florida Department of Health shows up at the ER and informs me that I may be charged with a felony. Someone is making anonymous complaints that I’m “practicing medicine beyond my scope of practice.” I have no idea who, or why! As the circle of suspects…
Author(s): Robbi Hartford

11. Lilac Girls: A Novel (2017)

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate ListNew York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences. For the ambitious young…
Author(s): Martha Hall Kelly

12. Twisted Dreams: Jovolin Trials Book 1 (2019)

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate ListTWISTED DREAMS is the story of Bradford Winthrop, an F.B.I agent, and a highly decorated war veteran. He leads a seemingly normal life until the nightmares start. He confides in his two best friends and colleagues, Michele Rhinehart and Ryan Helmsworth only to discover he is not the only one having nightmares. Wanting to figure out the meaning behind his all too real nightmares, Bradford and his friends embark on a journey. Nothing is as it seems. As things unfold, they come face to face with the knowledge that could change the course of the rest of their lives….
Author(s): Lee Collins

13. MERCY: An ER Thriller (ER Crimes, The Steele Files) (2019)

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate ListPeople are dropping like flies in Dr. Emma Steele’s ER. Nobody knows why. A new disease? Medication errors? Poisoned oxygen?She must find out, even though her job is in peril, her daughter disappeared, and she’d rather be home, drinking wine. A mercy killer? But why kill a healthy patient? Somebody framing her nurses? Or herself? More strange things happen. A patient’s death by stolen medications, her orders corrupted by lethal mistakes, her nurse killed. What happens to her daughter is worse than death. Dr. Steele risks her career and her life to stop the murders. She gets closer and closer to the answers. Until she gets too close….
Author(s): Jones MD, Rada

Books shelved as medical-fiction: Coma by Robin Cook, Toxin by Robin Cook, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, Outbreak by Robin Cook, and Inside the O’Briens by But I still love reading about medicine, doctoring, and anything in the medical field in medical books. Here, in no particular order, are 50 must-read and best medical books. I like to think that if you devour reruns of ER and House, that you’ll like these, too. They’re mostly books about medicine that are nonfiction, with fiction marked Best Medical Fiction Novels A place for readers to list their favorite novels with a medical theme. Authors welcome to list their novels that fit this exciting genre. Medscape Readers Share Their Favorite Books. When we posted a slideshow about Best Medical Fiction recommended by Medscape’s Book Club, our readers couldn’t resist telling us their own favorites. Discover the best Medical Fiction in Best Sellers. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers.

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some medical fiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Small Doses of the Future: A Collection of Medical Science Fiction Stories

Author(s): Brad Aiken
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1162688

Kitchen Myths - Facts and Fiction About Food and Cooking

Author(s): Peter Aitken PhD
Publisher: Piedmont Medical Writers LLC, Year: 2013, Size: 12 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1103678

Medical Women And Victorian Fiction

Author(s): Kristine Swenson
Publisher: , Year: 2005, Size: 596 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 558183

Seizure Medical Fiction

Author(s): Robin Cook
Publisher: , Year: 2004, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 420108

Under the Medical Gaze: Facts and Fictions of Chronic Pain

Author(s): Susan Greenhalgh
Publisher: , Year: 2001, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 515639

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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