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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.

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…
Author(s): Samuel Shem, John Updike

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.
Author(s): Philip Allen Green

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.
Author(s): Kathleen H. Wheeler

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 has…
Author(s): Patricia Harman

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.
Author(s): Wendy Weiss

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 . . .
Author(s): Victor Methos

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.
Author(s): Birgitte Märgen

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.
Author(s): BobAkart

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.
Author(s): A.G. Riddle

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.
Author(s): Robbi Hartford

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.
Author(s): Martha Hall Kelly

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.
Author(s): Lee Collins

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.
Author(s): Jones MD, Rada

Best Medical Fiction Books: The Ultimate List

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 Library 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.

Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: A Critical Intervention in Medical Humanities

Author(s): Anne Whitehead
ID: 2949241, Publisher: Edinburgh University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

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

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

Small doses of the future: a collection of medical science fiction stories

Author(s): Aiken, Brad
ID: 2567583, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

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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